Pace Magazine

Raising Health at Northwell Stadium

January 18, 2024
Landscape photo of Northwell Stadium on Pace's Westchester Campus
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The Athletics section of Pace Magazine is proudly sponsored by Northwell Health.

State of the art stadium? Check. Big time sponsor? Check.

Completed in 2015, Pleasantville’s multi-sport stadium already has seen its share of great moments; it’s home to the emergent football and women’s soccer teams in the fall, as well as the nationally ranked men’s lacrosse and national championship-winning women’s lacrosse squad in the spring.

Now, the stadium finally has a naming rights deal worthy of its stature.

Prior to the 2023–2024 athletics season Pace’s Department Athletics and Recreation announced Northwell Health as its Official Healthcare Partner, a partnership which will continue for the next five seasons.

The exclusive partnership includes a medical services agreement, which connects Northwell Health and Pace Athletics through the Setters' athletic training and sports medicine department, as well as a marketing and branding component that includes naming rights to Pace University's multi-sport stadium–Northwell Stadium.

"This partnership accomplishes a great deal as it associates our Athletic Department with a top health care system in the region while ensuring our student-athletes will be receiving world class medical care from a team of elite doctors in the Tri-state area," remarked Pace Director of Athletics, Mark Brown. "Nothing is more important than the health and wellness of our students and this relationship fortifies this priority."

Nothing is more important than the health and wellness of our students and this relationship fortifies this priority.

Through the partnership, the team physician will be Victor Khabie, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital and member of Somers Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Group. Dr. Khabie has a very accomplished resume when it comes to working with athletes—having worked with the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks, LA Sparks and the USC Trojan football team.

"We are excited to partner with a collegiate sports powerhouse and look forward to bringing the expertise and compassion of New York State's largest health care provider to Pace Athletics," said Kevin Beiner, senior vice president and regional executive director of Northwell's Western Region. "It's through our two Westchester hospitals, Phelps and Northern Westchester, that we'll forge a pathway, both on and off the field, to build a healthier and stronger community and student body."

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