Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Named Official Medical Team for Fort De Soto Trilogy
St. Petersburg, FL (June 16, 2021) – The Fort De Soto Trilogy draws some of the best triathletes to the Tampa Bay-area, and this summer, event organizer Integrity Multisport is partnering with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to be the official medical team for the trio of races.
As part of the agreement, physicians and athletic trainers with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg will be providing on-site medical support to athletes participating in the races. The partnership also designates Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as the presenting sponsor for the three events, which will take place at Fort De Soto Park June 26, August 14, and September 11.
“The hot, humid Florida summer can take a toll on even the most well-conditioned athletes and we’re proud to be there to provide the care they need to compete at their best,” says Katherine F. Wojnowich, MD, program director for the sports medicine fellowship program at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and team physician at Eckerd College. “We’re honored that Integrity Multisport has chosen the sports medicine specialists at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to look after their athletes and that they have partnered with us to continue to support our community.”
The Fort De Soto Trilogy is a favorite Florida triathlon series. Athletes compete in three races of equal distances against the beautiful backdrop of Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg. It features a saltwater swim in full view of spectators, a traffic-free bike course, and a scenic 5K run through the park with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Friends, family, and music will welcome the athletes through the finish line as they test their limits and set new personal records throughout the beautiful course.
"Integrity Multisport is thrilled to partner with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg on the Fort De Soto Trilogy,” says Rob Childers, owner and race director for Integrity Multisport. “Working with such a strong community partner whose mission is focused on the wellbeing of our community fits so well with our mission of providing first quality events that challenge our athletes both physically and mentally."
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members.
As a statutory teaching healthcare organization, Orlando Health hosts more than 325 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.
In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, the organization provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at https://www.bayfrontstpete.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.