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Thursday, February 07, 2013 - Ryan Tannehill Joins Broward Health Team
Broward Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine announces draft pick for their team

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 7, 2013) – Broward Health introduced NFL quarterback Ryan Tannehill as the official face of its world-class orthopedic and sports medicine services at a press conference earlier today. The partnership with Broward Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine marks Tannehill’s first endorsement deal in South Florida.

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Ryan Tannehill fields questions from the media after receiving his honorary Broward Health lab coat.

Like our hometown football team, Broward Health CEO Frank Nask knew Tannehill was his pick early on.

“Ryan is a leader on the football field, much like Broward Health’s orthopedic and sports medicine teams here in South Florida,” said Nask. “It is also a benefit that being an orthopedic surgeon was one of Ryan’s dream jobs growing up.”

The second-year quarterback was a biology major at Texas A&M University with thoughts of becoming an orthopedic surgeon until he achieved even greater success on the football field. Tannehill, coming off a promising rookie season, was waiting for the right partner for his first local endorsement.

“Broward Health provides orthopedic services to our team on the field, so I knew I was aligning with South Florida’s best,” Tannehill said. 
 
On Wednesday, Tannehill and his wife visited Broward Health Medical Center and even spent time in the operating room (OR) observing orthopedic surgery. “I got a chance to step into the OR and observe a hip scope,” said Tannehill. “As a pre-med major at Texas A&M, it was definitely interesting to see the techniques used.”

Then on Thursday, Tannehill was at Broward Health North to answer questions from the media after a brief white coat ceremony. Broward Health orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists and Tannehill’s wife, Lauren, were also in attendance.

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Ryan and Lauren Tannehill pose for a photo after Ryan was announced as the spokesperson for Broward Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

Media representatives may download images and video b-roll at BrowardHealth.org/Tannehill.

About Broward Health
Broward Health, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class healthcare services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.