Orlando Health partners with Seminole State Raider Athletics

Monday, December 6, 2021
Written by: Seminole State Staff

Orlando Health is now the official medical team for Seminole State College of Florida Raider Athletics

 The announcement is part of a new partnership where physicians at Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute will coordinate care for Seminole State student-athletes through the Orlando Health network of complete medical services. Student-athletes at Seminole State will have access to comprehensive, world-class medical care, including emergency care, primary care, pulmonology, spine specialists, neurologists, cardiologists, physical therapists, athletic trainers and more.  

“We’re honored that Seminole State College chose Orlando Health to take care of its student-athletes,” said Shawn Molsberger, senior vice president of Orlando Health’s Northeast Region. “Lead by the specialists at Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, and with the growing network of care we provide out of South Seminole Hospital and the future Orlando Health Lake Mary Hospital, Seminole State’s student-athletes can rest assured that the high-level care they need to excel on the field is never too far away.” 

The agreement with Seminole State also includes the naming rights to the college’s athletic training room at the Raider Center on the Sanford/Lake Mary campus.  

“This partnership is transformational for our athletics department,” said Kurt Esser, Seminole State College Athletic Director. “Not only do our student-athletes get top notch care, but the agreement also provides support that will elevate athletics and wellness efforts across all of our campuses.” 

The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State sponsors five sports all competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I.  The Raiders have won five NJCAA National Championships including three in Women’s Golf (2015, 2019 & 2021). Seminole State will host the 2022 Women’s Golf National Championships at Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary, May 9-12. 

Under the agreement, Orlando Health will be the exclusive provider of medical care to Seminole State student-athletes and provide athletic trainers who will perform training services, including on-site medical services as required on game days. 

About Raider Athletics

The Seminole State Raider Athletics Department was established in 1965. The Raiders compete in three NJCAA Division I sports: baseball, softball and women’s golf and men’s and women’s cross country. For more information, visit seminolestateraiders.com, follow Raider Athletics on Twitter @buildingRaiders and on Facebook. Fans can also follow the Raider Softball Team and the Raider Women's Golf team on Facebook.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States. 

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth