LAS VEGAS (March 13, 2018) – The Las Vegas Lights Football Club (FC) is proud to announce partnerships with Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for 50 years, and UMC, home to the state’s only Level I Trauma Center, for the 2018-2019 season.

Under the partnership agreements, Desert Radiology will be the official imaging partner for the team, and UMC will serve as the Lights FC’s official hospital and official emergency medical care partner. Both partners will collaborate to provide quality care to players.

“We are proud to welcome Desert Radiology and UMC as key partners within our first-class Lights FC medical team,” said Brett Lashbrook, Las Vegas Lights FC Owner and CEO. “We always aim to be supporting our hard-working players with access to the best medical care that can be found in Southern Nevada.”

Desert Radiology has eight outpatient locations and serves 12 hospitals and is home to 70 radiologists and 400 support personnel throughout Southern Nevada. Desert Radiology has similar partnerships with the Las Vegas 51s and the athletic department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2017, Desert Radiology also became the Official Imaging Partner of the Vegas Golden Knights.

“We’re proud to partner with the Las Vegas Lights FC for their inaugural season and welcome them to our incredible city,” said Richard Bodager, Chief Executive Officer of Desert Radiology. “We’re honored to be able to provide quality diagnostic care to their talented players and this sponsorship reiterates our ongoing commitment to the Southern Nevada community.”

UMC provides a wide range of exclusive and specialized health care services to community members and visitors in Southern Nevada. In addition to being home to the state’s only Level I Trauma Center, UMC also offers the state’s only Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, only Burn Care Center and only Center for Transplantation.

“UMC’s world-class team offers Nevada’s highest level of care, and we take tremendous pride in extending this care to the Las Vegas Lights FC,” said UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling. “As a community-focused organization that has served Southern Nevada since 1931, UMC remains committed to supporting the organizations that make Las Vegas such an amazing place to live.”

The UMC Trauma Center serves as a valuable asset to community members, visitors, and residents of nearby states. Serving patients in a 10,000-square-mile-area, the UMC Trauma Center provided care to approximately 12,000 patients in 2017. 

From advanced robotic surgery to cutting-edge wireless pacemakers, UMC also remains committed to offering the latest breakthroughs in medical technology.

The partnerships with Desert Radiology and UMC are further fulfillment of Lights FC’s Local Promise, as the club strives to establish roots and relationships with partners who have a similar vision of making Southern Nevada a stronger community every day. Lights FC’s Local Promise has already made several significant imprints within the community, from the introduction of the $5 Kick Back Program to the signing of six players with local Las Vegas roots to the club’s 2018 preseason roster.

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