19 Hospitals and Health Systems With NBA Partnerships

The National Basketball Association playoffs are only a few weeks away, fueling excitement for many hoops fans across the country and world.

Here are 19 hospitals and health systems with partnerships or ties to NBA teams.

Note: The official healthcare providers of the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards are independent sports medicine physician groups. Email Bob Herman at bherman@beckershealthcare.com with comments.

Baptist Health South Florida (Coral Gables, Fla.). Baptist Health South Florida has a partnership with the Miami Heat through its orthopedic and sports medicine program.

Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, Calif.). Centinela Hospital, part of Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services, is the official hospital of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic also has partnerships with the Lakers and Clippers.

Christus Santa Rosa Health System (San Antonio). Christus Santa Rosa is the preferred home of the San Antonio Spurs, and many physicians within the University of Texas Medicine serve as the official team physicians.

Detroit Medical Center. DMC is the official healthcare provider of the Detroit Pistons.

Florida Hospital (Orlando). Florida Hospital has a partnership with the Orlando Magic.

Hospital for Special Surgery (Manhattan, N.Y.). Physicians at the Hospital for Special Surgery exclusively treat the players of the New York Knicks.

Indiana Orthopedic Hospital (Indianapolis). IOH and OrthoIndy are the official care providers of the Indiana Pacers.

Integris Health (Oklahoma City). Integris serves as the official healthcare provider of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Kaiser serves as the official medical provider of the Sacramento Kings, as part of an agreement that went into effect this season.

Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Maimonides Medical Center serves as the official hospital of the Brooklyn Nets.

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). This past February, Mayo became the preferred medical provider for the Minnesota Timberwolves, as well as the Minnesota Lynx.

Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston). Memorial Hermann is a sponsor of the Toyota Center, which plays home to the Houston Rockets. This past January, the system's insurance company become the official health benefits provider for Rockets and Toyota Center employees and their families.

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston). New England Baptist has served as the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for the past quarter century.

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.). Novant's Presbyterian facility is the official healthcare provider for the Charlotte Bobcats.

Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Ochsner serves as the official healthcare provider for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Penn Medicine (Philadelphia). Players on the Philadelphia 76ers are treated through Penn Medicine.

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Rush and its physicians have had a long-standing partnership with the Chicago Bulls.

Saint Francis Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Saint Francis Hospital, part of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp., serves as the official hospital of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Sutter Health's Palo Alto Medical Foundation, based throughout the general San Francisco and Oakland areas, serves as the official provider of orthopedic services for the Golden State Warriors.

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