KATY, TEXAS (December 01, 2015)

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Katy Independent School District (KISD) today announced the continuance of Memorial Hermann Katy’s role as the Official Healthcare Provider of Katy ISD Athletics.

“We’re excited to extend our relationship with Katy ISD,” said Jim Parisi, Sr. Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy. “As a long-time partner, we are committed to providing high-quality and safe sports medicine services to the District’s athletes to keep them healthy on and off the field.”

As part of the agreement, the hospital’s licensed athletic trainers will assume a more dedicated role in the ongoing care of both high school and middle school athletes. Additionally, Memorial Hermann Katy will continue to provide physician coverage at varsity football home games for every high school in the District, as well as general medical coverage at all District sporting events. In the event of an injury, KISD athletes still have access to a team of physician specialists and allied healthcare professionals who understand the importance of rapid injury diagnostics and treatment and will work in the athletes’ best interest to enable a safe return to the playing field.

Memorial Hermann Katy also will continue to provide ImPACT concussion post-injury testing to all Katy ISD high school athletes, as well as access to heart screenings for high-risk athletes.

“During the seven years we have had this partnership, Memorial Hermann has served as an invaluable resource for our athletic department,” said Charlie Stevens, assistant athletic director at Katy ISD. “The services they provide include everything from the sideline physician to sports nutrition and human performance. Our athletes truly have unparalleled access to high quality care, from the emergency room to their safe return to play.”

For more information on Memorial Hermann Katy, visit www.memorialhermann.org or call 281.644.7000. To learn more about Katy ISD, visit www.katyisd.org or call 281.396.6000.