Quest Diagnostics and New York Giants Team Up in a Partnership to Enhance
Athletes' Health and Performance
Giants Training Facility and Headquarters Renamed Quest Diagnostics Training
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 25, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:
DGX) and the New York Giants are teaming up to find new ways to use laboratory
diagnostic information services to improve the health and performance of
athletes of all ages and abilities through a new collaboration.
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The partnership was announced today at the Giants' headquarters and training
facility at the MetLife Sports Complex. The Giants headquarters and training
facility is newly renamed as the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Quest
Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of laboratory diagnostic information
services, becomes a Proud Partner in Health with the New York Giants.
The Giants will collaborate and consult with Quest Diagnostics to develop new
sports diagnostics services. The aim is to assist Quest in identifying and
developing models and tests to help determine peak performance, provide
meaningful training insights, develop analytics to maximize game day
performance, reduce injuries and improve an individual's overall health. Quest
will offer the services through its newly formed sports diagnostic business.
Each year, a select group of Giants players will be given the opportunity to
volunteer to work with Quest in developing these models and tests.
"For our league and for this franchise, nothing is more important than player
health and safety," said Giants president John Mara. "We have made tremendous
advancement in this area in recent years. We see our relationship with Quest
as the next step in the process of achieving a healthier and safer game during
our players' careers and after their playing days."
"The Giants partnership will allow us to help athletes everywhere improve
their health and performance," said Quest Diagnostics president and CEO Steve
Rusckowski. "This new relationship is yet another example of how we are
delivering on our vision to empower better health through diagnostic
In addition to working directly with a select group of players every season,
Quest Diagnostics will provide lab services to the Giants. Quest's leading
scientists and physicians, led by Jon Cohen, M.D., Quest's chief medical
officer and senior vice president, will collaborate with Giants senior vice
president of medical services Ronnie Barnes, who has been with the
organization for 38 years and is the longest tenured certified athletic
trainer in the NFL. Barnes and the Giants' team of health care professionals
will work with Dr. Cohen and his staff to uncover sports diagnostics insights
for both the Giants as well as amateur and recreational athletes.
The two organizations will also co-participate in educational events,
including the annual "NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health and Fitness Expo" to
promote a healthier world by highlighting the role of diagnostic testing and
information in helping people to stay healthy and fit. Additional terms were
Added Giants chairman Steve Tisch, "In many ways, this partnership with Quest
is a natural. It is a proud, New Jersey-based company with a strong national
presence, and this partnership puts the focus on athletics where it belongs:
advancing a healthy lifestyle not just for our players but for everybody."
The organizations also share a deep commitmentto New Jersey and the New York
metropolitan area as a whole. With its corporate headquarters, nearly 3,000
local employees and more than four-decade history in New Jersey, Quest
provides substantial economic impact and benefit to the Garden State.
"Today we are formalizing a relationship that in reality has existed for 30
years," said Barnes. "We have utilized Quest's services as part of our
treatment and care for our players. We look forward to developing and
implementing practical advancements in assessing training and performance for
"The Giants have shown that the health of their players, both past and
present, is a top priority," said Dr. Cohen of Quest. "We are excited to work
with the Giants' veteran athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes and his staff to
create diagnostic insights and solutions that will optimize training, improve
performance and reduce the risk of injury for athletes everywhere."
About the New York Giants
A cornerstone franchise of the National Football League, the New York Football
Giants began play in 1925. With eight championships, including a victory over
the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, their second in five seasons, the
Giants are the only franchise in the NFL with a Super Bowl victory in each of
the last four decades. Headquartered at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center
in East Rutherford, N.J., the Giants enter their 89^th season of play this
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information
services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions.
The company, which has more than 40,000 employees and reported $7.4 billion in
revenues in 2012, serves about half the physicians and hospitals and one in
three adults in the U.S. annually. The company provides a broad menu ranging
from simple cholesterol and diabetes blood tests to highly advanced genomic
tests for cancer and other diseases. The company offers the broadest access
to diagnostic information services through its network of laboratories and
patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its
extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in
developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information
technology solutions that help improve patient care. www.QuestDiagnostics.com.
Follow us at Facebook.com/QuestDiagnostics and Twitter.com/QuestDX.
New York Giants Contacts:
Peter John-Baptiste, 201-935-8111 x1033
Quest Diagnostics Contacts:
Media: Brian Walker, MATTER, 917-445-9313 or
Wendy Bost, Quest Diagnostics 973-520-2800
Investors: Dan Haemmerle 973-520-2900
SOURCE Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
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