Santa Cruz de Tenerife, June 30, 2022. The Hospiten Group has reached an agreement with La Palma Atletico Paso FC to become the team’s official medical service. The club has shown great strength, spirit and resilience during the 2021-2022 season, being promoted to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Second Division despite not having a field to train on after it became unuseable during the Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption.
The hospital network has decided to bet on this club, its environment and lower categories, adding to the agreement a series of actions to help and reward the team for their resistance and with the aim of improving the club’s situation for next season.
These actions include medical checks of the 25 players on the squad at Hospiten Rambla University Hospital. The medical examination, by the Cardiology Service, consists of a blood and urine analysis, and a complete cardiological study (electrocardiogram and echocardiogram, plus ergometry) to check the players’ health status. This sports cardiovascular check-up is an essential tool for technical staff, trainers and players that will allow them to start next season at full capacity and in safety. Hospiten will also take care of transfers from La Palma to Santa Cruz de Tenerife and on to Hospiten Rambla University Hospital.
As the official medical service of Atletico Paso FC, Hospiten makes all its medical experience available to the club, as well as the main technological advances in the practice of sports medicine.
Hospiten will also lend its support to the children's categories to cover expenses and promote a better sports situation for the youngest players. In addition, the company has committed to the purchase of 25 season tickets for the 2022-2023 season, which will be distributed among fans affected by the volcanic eruption. Finally, at the Hospiten hospitals in Tenerife, all players from the youth teams, members or subscribers of Atletico Paso FC will have a 20% discount on medical services.
Pedro Luis Cobiella, Vice President and CEO of the Hospiten Group considers that "this series of actions confirms Hospiten's commitment to helping those affected by the volcanic eruption in La Palma and, also, by promoting sports activities, which are crucial for good physical and mental health. The integrity and sacrifice of Atletico Paso FC is an example of the strength of the population La Palma, who are making innumerable efforts to restore normality on the island”.
For his part, William Nazco, president of Atletico Paso FC, expressed his appreciation of the agreement “because it will allow us greater security and professionalism in the management of the team. We feel very grateful and proud that a company like Hospiten is collaborating with our club”.
About the Hospiten Group
The Hospiten Group is an international healthcare network with 50 years of experience, committed to providing the highest quality service, and which has 20 private medical-hospital centers in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama and more than 100 outpatient centers under the brand Clinic Assist. The group is chaired by Dr. Pedro Luis Cobiella and attends more than 2,000,000 patients from all over the world every year with a workforce of more than 5,000 people.