Siemens Healthineers now the official medical solution partner for FC Bayern
The new Bundesliga season marks the start of a three-year partnership between Siemens Healthineers and FC Bayern München. From July 1 2017 to June 30 2020, the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG will be an official partner of the German record champions, serving as its official medical solution partner. As part of the partnership Siemens Healthineers will equip the team’s Munich-based training facility and Allianz Arena stadium with cutting-edge ultrasound and X-ray systems ultimately helping to both protect licensed players through medical checkups and support post-injury recoveries. In MRI examinations at the Munich based Radiologie München diagnostic radiology center, FCB players are already undergoing scans using systems exclusively from Siemens Healthineers.
“The good health of our licensed players is one of the cornerstones of our success,” says Andreas Jung, board member of FC Bayern München AG. “That’s why we are happy to enter into partnership with Siemens Healthineers, the global leader in medical imaging. With their innovative technology, Siemens Healthineers will provide strong support for the excellent work of our medical department when it comes to examining and treating our players.”
“We already have long-standing cooperation in place with the medical department of FC Bayern München in the area of medical technology,” says Dr. Bernd Montag, CEO of Siemens Healthineers. “The official partnership contract now seals this close collaboration. FC Bayern is one of the leading soccer clubs worldwide and is one of the few clubs that stand for consistently excellent performance at the highest international level. Their impressive teamwork is rooted in seamless interaction between top-class individual players. In much the same way, we at Siemens Healthineers with our global team of experts live the passion for medical technology day after day and aim to deliver top performance for healthcare providers around the globe. That’s why we are more than happy that FC Bayern München relies on our know-how to look after its players’ health, and that it will make exclusive use of our medical systems and services from now on,” Montag continued.
The team physician, Dr. Volker Braun – a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery, sports, and emergency medicine, and chiropractic and manual therapy – expects that the new systems will enable him to perform highly precise diagnostic investigations of the entire musculoskeletal system. “All these medical devices offer us excellent image quality in everyday use,” says Braun.