San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today Seton Medical Center as the Official Medical Center and Health Care Provider of the team. Seton Medical Center was previously recognized by U. S. News and World Report as a Top 5 Bay Area Hospital.
“We are proud to have Seton Medical Center become a part of the SF Bulls’ family,” said Bulls President and Head Coach Pat Curcio. “Seton Medical Center is one of the most respected institutions in the Bay Area and we look forward to a long relationship with them.”
The partnership with Seton Medical Center will include promotional nights at Bulls games, community initiatives and signage in the Cow Palace. Seton Medical Center will have a strong presence throughout the Bulls’ inaugural 2012-13 season.
“The caregivers of Seton Medical Center are honored to welcome the San Francisco Bulls to our community,” said Jim Schuessler, Interim CEO of Seton Medical Center. “Fundamental to our Mission is our deeply held commitment of ensuring everyone in our community has access to high quality care. We are privileged to help ensure the San Francisco Bulls remain healthy and in perfect shape as they prepare for their first season. As one of the Bay Area’s premier hospitals, we know a winning team when we see one and couldn’t be more proud to have the Bulls representing the Bay Area.”
Seton Medical Center, part of the Daughters of Charity Health System, is a mission-based, nonprofit, 357-bed hospital and is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most respected hospitals. With over 400 of the area’s finest physicians on staff, Seton offers a variety of medical specialties and sub-specialties. Whether for the birth of a baby, lifesaving surgery or a routine mammogram, Seton continues to set the standard for medical care and offers the community the most comprehensive array of services and programs just has it has done for the past 100 years. For more information visit www.setonmedicalcenter.org.
About the San Francisco Bulls
The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team will officially take the ice as an expansion team of the ECHL on October 12. The Bulls are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. The Bulls are part of the Western Conference of the ECHL, and will play a 72-game schedule with 36 home games to take place at the legendary Cow Palace. The ECHL’s Western Conference includes the following member teams and their NHL affiliates: Colorado Eagles (Winnipeg Jets), Idaho Steelheads (Dallas Stars), Utah Grizzlies (Calgary Flames), Ontario Reign (Los Angeles Kings), Stockton Thunder (Edmonton Oilers), Alaska Aces, Bakersfield Condors and Las Vegas Wranglers. For more information about The San Francisco Bulls, including Season Ticket opportunities and corporate partnerships, please visit http://sfbulls.com or call 415-469-9843.
SF Bulls Season Tickets start at less than $12 a seat and include the first four games of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, savings on parking and special invitations to “Meet The Team” and Chalk Talk Events. Individual tickets are now on sale. Click here to find out more or call 415-469-9843.
About the ECHL:
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/