Since the winter 2011 season, orthopedic and sports medicine experts from the Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO) have provided medical care to the Robert Morris University Eagles, making the CCO the exclusive healthcare provider for the college’s athletes. The partnership is part of the CCO’s overall commitment to improve the health of the community by caring for both professional players and amateur athletes.
The Robert Morris University Eagles
Robert Morris University’s intercollegiate athletic teams participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC), the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), the United States Bowling Congress-Collegiate Division (USBC), and the National Dance Association (NDA).
Robert Morris University is home to over 7,000 students and offers 30 sports—10 men’s and 20 women’s. These include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, volleyball, and track and field, among many others. The main campus is located in downtown Chicago, 401 S. State Street, with other locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.
At Weiss, we strive to build on our commitment to educate our surrounding communities about healthy lifestyles and fitness. The CCO's sports medicine specialists provide patient-centric care to the athletes at Robert Morris. Player and mascot appearances at Weiss throughout the season also will help to promote the importance of physical activity and its role in health for life among hospital employees and patients. Check the Eagles’ athletics website for more information.
The Sports Medicine Experts at Weiss
CCO orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians—with affiliations at Chicago’s finest academic and research facilities, including the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois and Loyola University Chicago—provide the Robert Morris University Eagles with medical care to ensure their long-term health and viability as professional athletes. CCO already boasts high patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores—among the highest in the nation—illustrating the dedication behind the expertise.
This medical partnership not only keeps the outstanding Eagles athletes healthy and at top performance, but also serves as a vehicle for outreach to competitive and recreational athletes of all levels, from professionals to weekend warriors. Through interaction with the community and ongoing education, our goal is to improve injury prevention and even injury care with minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery.
New techniques in hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction have enabled athletes with injuries in the shoulder, hip or knee to rapidly recover, return to sports and get on with their lives. CCO's Sports Medicine team provides the right balance between preventive care, individual athlete/patient understanding and leading edge techniques.
Learn more about the Sports Medicine Program at Weiss.