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Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss Teams Up with Chicago Riot

Nov 17, 2010

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Karyn Odway
CyanPoint Communications
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Charlie Corr
Chicago Riot Soccer Club
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Catherine Gianaro  
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CHICAGO (Nov. 17, 2010)—The Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO) at Weiss is teaming up with the Major Indoor Soccer League’s Chicago Riot for its inaugural MISL season in 2010-2011.

“We are very pleased with our new relationship with the Chicago Riot,” said Frank Molinaro, CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital. “The team athletes are excellent role models, and we look forward to working together with them to get a positive message out about healthy lifestyles and fitness to the kids in our community.”

Preston Wolin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and the director of sports medicine at CCO, will lead the care provided for the team. Dr. Wolin serves as team physician for the Women's Professional Soccer league’s Chicago Red Stars and a host of other professional and college teams. Now he and the other CCO orthopedic surgeons will extend their patient-centric care to the Riot players.

“Injury prevention and treatment is essential to staying active no matter what level of sports you're involved in,” Dr. Wolin said. “Teaming up with the Riot also will help us reach out to the community more to promote injury prevention, which is an important component to our care.”

CCO specialists, many whom have affiliations with the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago, will provide the Riot with medical care to ensure their long-term health and viability on and off the field. The CCO boasts high patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores; they are among the highest in the nation. On the CCO roster is Danielle Bass, M.D., a former soccer player for the University of Florida's 1998 national championship team.

“The Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss offers the premier sports medicine services in the Chicago area,” said Peter Wilt, Riot president and CEO. “I've been fortunate to work with Dr. Wolin and his group with the Chicago Fire, Red Stars and now the Riot. They have always provided quality care and give our teams a great advantage on the field.”

The Riot formed in October 2010 and is preparing for its first season in the MISL. Chicago makes its debut on Friday, Nov. 19, at 6:35 p.m. at the Baltimore Blast. The Riot's home opener takes place on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. against the Milwaukee Wave at the Odeum Sports and Expos Center in Villa Park, Ill.