DuPage Medical Group Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Joliet Slammers

May 21, 2019

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) and the Joli­et Slam­mers — a Joli­et-based pro­fes­sion­al base­ball team that plays in the inde­pen­dent Fron­tier League — announced a mul­ti-year part­ner­ship that will offi­cial­ly name the Slam­mers’ sta­di­um DuPage Med­ical Group Field”.

Through the part­ner­ship, DMG will serve as the team’s name spon­sor, offi­cial med­ical provider, Fri­day night fire­works spon­sor, Mil­i­tary Appre­ci­a­tion Night spon­sor and home run spon­sor. As home run spon­sor, each time a Slam­mers play­er hits a home run dur­ing a home game, the team will donate $50 to the DMG Char­i­ta­ble Fund — a char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion cre­at­ed by DMG that sup­ports more than 30 Chicagoland non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions through grants, in-kind dona­tions and vol­un­teer ser­vice from DMG physi­cians and employees.

Offer­ing pri­ma­ry and spe­cial­ty care in more than 100 sub­ur­ban Chica­go loca­tions, DMG’s roots run deep in the south sub­urbs with more than 30 clin­ic loca­tions across Blue Island, Chica­go Ridge, Ever­green Park, Frank­fort, Hazel Crest, Homer Glen, Joli­et, Moke­na, Mor­ris, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Shore­wood and Tin­ley Park.

We strive to make health­care bet­ter for the com­mu­ni­ties we serve by offer­ing high qual­i­ty, com­pas­sion­ate health­care,” said Dr. Paul Mer­rick, DMG Co-CEO and Pres­i­dent. We hope that through this part­ner­ship, mem­bers of the Joli­et and sur­round­ing south sub­ur­ban com­mu­ni­ties will know that whether they’re fac­ing an injury that comes out of left field or they’re in need of pri­ma­ry or spe­cial­ty care — DMG is here for them.”

Dr. Michael Mur­phy, DMG orthopaedic and sports med­i­cine physi­cian, will serve as the head team physi­cian of the Joli­et Slam­mers. Dr. Mur­phy, who pre­vi­ous­ly served as a team physi­cian for the Detroit Pis­tons (NBA) and the Detroit Shock (WNBA), brings a unique under­stand­ing of the health and well­ness needs of ath­letes along with exper­tise in treat­ing sports injuries. I’m look­ing for­ward to con­tribut­ing to the team’s suc­cess by work­ing to keep them healthy and on the field,” said Dr. Murphy.

We’re excit­ed to part­ner with DMG because of their strong south sub­ur­ban pres­ence,” said Nick Semaca, Joli­et Slam­mers major­i­ty own­er. Both DMG and the Slam­mers are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing fam­i­ly-friend­ly activ­i­ties that will inspire mem­bers of our com­mu­ni­ty to live life well.”

To learn more about DMG or to sched­ule an appoint­ment with a DMG physi­cian, vis­it www​.DuPageMed​ical​Group​.com.

For a com­plete Joli­et Slam­mers 2019 sea­son sched­ule or to pur­chase tick­ets, vis­it www​.Joli​et​Slam​mers​.com.

About DuPage Med­ical Group
DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois with more than 720 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians in over 100 sub­ur­ban Chica­go loca­tions. For 20 years, DMG has focused on mak­ing health­care bet­ter for its patients and com­mu­ni­ties by offer­ing high qual­i­ty, com­pas­sion­ate health­care. As a physi­cian-led orga­ni­za­tion, DMG’s physi­cians work togeth­er — uti­liz­ing lead­ing-edge tech­nol­o­gy and inno­v­a­tive treat­ment options — to ensure that each patient receives acces­si­ble and effi­cient health­care. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.duly​healthand​care​.com.

About the Joli­et Slam­mers
The Joli­et Slam­mers play at Joli­et Route 66 Sta­di­um in down­town Joli­et, Illi­nois, and are mem­bers of the pro­fes­sion­al, inde­pen­dent Fron­tier League. The Fron­tier League is enter­ing its 27th sea­son of play in 2019. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the Slam­mers online at www​.joli​et​slam​mers​.com or call the tick­et office at 815−722−2287.