The University of Kansas Health System

First-class first aid for Sprint Center fans

The University of Kansas Hospital will continue to provide healthcare to Sprint Center fans, spectators and athletes through 2021.

The hospital and Sprint Center recently extended their partnership for healthcare for an additional seven years. The renewal also allows the hospital to provide first aid station coverage to fans at all sporting events.

Brenda Tinnen, general manager and senior vice president of Sprint Center, said the partnership benefits everyone who attends a sporting event at the facility.

“Since opening in 2007, Sprint Center has directly benefited from the expertise and leadership of The University of Kansas Hospital physicians and staff,” Tinnen said. “Whether serving fans, spectators or athletes at signature sporting events, including the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship, the hospital consistently delivers quality service and exceeds expectations. With shared values including leadership and excellence, we look forward to working with The University of Kansas Hospital to improve the health of our community.”

The hospital has two first aid stations with two healthcare professionals manning each. The first aid stations offer emergency aid or treatment for minor injuries and more serious medical issues.

The hospital continues to provide medical coverage for the teams and coaches for all sporting events at Sprint Center. For sports teams in the venue, the hospital provides physicians, radiologists, athletic trainers and an on-call dentist, eye doctor and pharmacy.

In addition to partnering with Sprint Center, the hospital also cares for fans, athletes and participants at Kauffman Stadium, Arrowhead Stadium and Kansas Speedway.