Athletics Department Spotlight: Georgia State Panthers

Under a new partnership, the Northside Sports Medicine Network will oversee care for Georgia State student-athletes.

Georgia State University recently announced a five-year partnership naming Northside Hospital the Official Hospital of the Panthers. Under the partnership, the Northside Sports Medicine Network will oversee care for Division I student-athletes representing 16 Georgia State University varsity sports.

“Northside’s commitment to the Atlanta community is unparalleled,” said Charlie Cobb, Georgia State Director of Athletics. “We know our student-athletes will be treated with incredible, all-encompassing care from a team of physicians and medical providers.”

Northside Hospital was named the Official Hospital of the Panthers.

The Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network offers comprehensive care and personalized services based entirely around the needs of athletes.

“Northside Hospital is privileged to partner with GSU as it continues its significant impact on the Atlanta Region and the State of Georgia,” said Dr. Vonda Wright, chief of sports medicine at Northside Hospital. “We are committed to providing extraordinary care for these student-athletes as they pursue both academic and athletic excellence.”

As a center for orthopedics and sports medicine, Northside focuses on everything from injury prevention to performance services and athletic training to orthopedic surgery.

“We are excited to partner with Northside Sports Medicine knowing that GSU student-athletes will benefit tremendously from their comprehensive 360-degree sports medicine care,” said Bob Murphy, Associate A.D., Georgia State Sports Medicine, and Nutrition. “The quick availability for injury assessment and GSU’s proximity to the Northside Sports Medicine Midtown office, coupled with access to the entire Northside network, will meet most, if not all, of our student-athletes’ medical needs.”

Additionally, the partnership includes marketing opportunities in which Northside will be featured on signage at all seven Panthers’ athletics facilities and across Georgia State Athletics’ radio broadcast and digital platforms.