KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island’s home will be known as the South County Health Court at the Thomas M. Ryan Center, thanks to an extended corporate partnership between South County Health and Learfield’s Rhody Sports Properties, as announced October 7.
South County Health’s title of “Official Hospital/Healthcare Provider of URI Athletics” assumes an additional designation as “Court Naming Partner,” effective immediately. The new deal is a four-year partnership.
“We are honored to be the official healthcare provider of URI Athletics,” said Aaron Robinson, CEO of South County Health. “As corporate partners, we bring the best in innovation, technology, and quality to our patients and to our community. There has never been a greater time to showcase the best in sportsmanship and community as we welcome a bright future.”
Complementing the court naming rights, South County Health will receive brand exposure during the football and basketball seasons through an assortment of assets including digital, social, radio broadcasts, and in-arena and TV-visible logo display. South County Health also will sponsor a monthly health tip video for fans, socialized via URI Athletics’ official channels.
“We are grateful to work with an incredible group of corporate partners, and we’re elated that South County Health will elevate their involvement with us and assume court naming rights at the Ryan Center,” said URI Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn.
About South County Health
South County Health is Rhode Island’s Most Trusted Health Partner. We are the only hospital in the Northeast and only one of 19 hospitals across the country to receive a Double 5 Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in both Hospital Quality and Patient Experience. Our team encompasses South County Hospital, South County Home Health, South County Surgical Supply, and South County Medical Group which includes four primary care and two Express Care locations. Together we provide a continuum of care that focuses on innovation, technology, and quality.
About Rhody Sports Properties
Rhody Sports Properties is the locally based Learfield team representing the Rhody Rams of URI. Learfield is a leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions. Learfield services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.