Loyola Doctor is Team Doctor for US Women's Soccer | Loyola Medicine
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Loyola Doctor is Team Physician for US Women's Soccer Team in Nordic Tournament

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine sports medicine physician Nathaniel Jones, MD, will serve as team physician for U.S. Soccer’s under-23 women’s team in the four-nation Nordic Tournament June 2-7 in Shropshire, England.

The U.S. will play Sweden June 2, Norway June 4 and England June 7.

The U.S. team includes many of the nation’s top female players under age 23. Several of its players are expected to make the U.S. Olympic team.

“It’s an honor to serve as their team physician,” Dr. Jones said. “I love the sport and working with high-level athletes.”

Dr. Jones also served as team physician for the U.S. under-20 men’s soccer team during their 2012 tournament in Spain, and was among the team physicians for the U.S. men’s soccer team during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Dr. Jones, who grew up in Brazil, said soccer is his favorite sport. He played midfielder on his high school team, club soccer at the University of Iowa and now plays indoor soccer.

Dr. Jones is a family physician who specializes in sports injuries and sports medicine. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Loyola Medicine’s team of sports medicine specialists provides comprehensive integrated orthopaedic and sports medicine care at all levels. The program stresses immediate or same-day access and early interventions to provide accurate diagnosis and timely treatment to accelerate return to activities.

Loyola’s multispecialty, fellowship-trained physicians, trainers and physical therapists provide services to prevent injuries, maintain physical health and optimize performance. Loyola’s surgeons have extensive experience with the latest minimally invasive and advanced surgical techniques.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.