Children’s HealthSM, the eighth largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, furthers its commitment to the Northern Market today by joining forces with the Prosper Independent School District (ISD), the fastest growing school district in Dallas-Fort Worth, as its Official Pediatric Health Care Partner.

As the Official Pediatric Health Care Partner of Prosper ISD, Children’s Health will support the district with a 10-year sponsorship that includes naming rights for the school district’s premier athletic complex opening in August, educational and promotional collaborations between the two entities, and a full spectrum of sports medicine, athletic health care and virtual health services for schools and youth sports organizations in the Prosper ISD service area.

“We recognized early on the significance and promise represented in the fast-growing, vibrant communities like Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen and countless others in Dallas’s northern suburbs,” said Jeremiah Radandt, executive vice president of the Northern Market for Children’s Health. “Prosper is an incredible community focused on providing the best education and services to its residents. We are excited to form a long-term partnership with Prosper ISD and be the official pediatric health care partner for the children and families of Prosper as they grow.”

As part of the agreement, the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will offer athlete-centered sports medicine services and care to promote wellness and mitigate the risk and effect sports injuries have on student-athletes. This includes on-site sports medicine and athletic health care services during school sporting events, including sideline medical and athletic trainer support with immediate access for injury evaluation and consults. Children’s Health will also work closely with parents, coaches and athletic trainers to provide Prosper ISD athletes with comprehensive medical, nutrition, sports performance, training, care and recovery services.

“Children’s Health is one of the most respected and recognized health care providers in the country, and we are thrilled that they will be our long-term partner to provide quality care and services to our students, parents, faculty and fans,” said Mary Lou Smith, Prosper ISD school board member.

Long-Standing Commitment to Northern Market The pediatric health care partnership with Prosper ISD is the latest example of Children’s Health’s long-standing commitment to Dallas’s northern suburbs. Children’s Health recognized the importance of the burgeoning communities in Collin and Denton counties more than 15 years ago when it began planning the development of its Plano facility. When Children’s Health Plano opened in 2008 as a comprehensive satellite facility, fully mirroring the Dallas hospital’s academic medical center operation, it became widely lauded as the first suburban children’s hospital of its kind.

Since that time, Children’s Medical Center Plano has earned recognition by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center as a Magnet facility with its nurses ranking among the top 8 percent in the country for excellence in patient care. Today, Children’s Health Plano includes a full-service pediatric hospital with a 24/7 emergency room featuring more than 30 specialties, including a variety of multidisciplinary pediatric health and wellness services, such as the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Sports Performance powered by EXOS and the state-of-the-art Live Oak Surgery Center. These and other services will feature prominently in the Prosper ISD partnership.