Cosmos Kick Off Partnership With Northwell Health

Club announces Northwell Health as its Official Healthcare Provider
Published Mar 23, 2016

NEW YORK (March 23, 2016) – The New York Cosmos announced today that Northwell Health will be their Official Healthcare Provider, with three of their orthopedic surgeons serving as team physicians. 

As part of the agreement, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) will provide medical services for the Cosmos' first team and the Cosmos' B team squad, as well as becoming the first presenting sponsor and healthcare service partner for the club’s Training and Development Program.

“Northwell Health Orthopaedics is excited to announce our partnership with the New York Cosmos as their official orthopaedic providers,” said Nicholas A. Sgaglione MD, professor and chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery at Northwell Health, and at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. “We are honored that the 2015 North American Soccer League champions recognize our commitment to treating athletes at the highest level. As national and regional leaders in sports medicine, our team of specialists is dedicated to providing expert care to both local and professional players. We look forward to our partnership and a great 2016 season.”

Dr. Sgaglione will serve as the Cosmos’ medical director, while Andrew D. Goodwillie, MD, and Randy M. Cohn, MD, will be head team physician and associate team physician, respectively.

“We are very excited about working with Northwell Health,” Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover said. “They have a great network and through this partnership they will help us maintain high quality treatment for our players, avoiding injury where possible along with fast and effective recovery.”

Northwell Health consists of 21 hospitals, more than 450 outpatient facilities and physician practices as well as thousands of specialists throughout the metropolitan area. Northwell also sponsors many community programs and events that help people manage their health and understand prevention and safety.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit