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Toledo, OH -- Mercy Health agrees to deal to be the official sports medicine provider to Toledo Villa FC for the upcoming 2017 season. Mercy Health is a Catholic Ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky and employs more than 34,000 people in its eight markets and over 450 points of care. Their focus on helping people be well in mind, body, and spirit is an attraction for Villa as it looks to build a championship organization. In particular, Dr. Jason Smith and his staff will provide top care for Villa this summer in a unique partnership that sets Villa apart from other semi-professional teams in the country.

Villa general manager David Hebestreit says, “As soon as I met Dr. Smith, I was confident that the partnership was the right one. He and his staff are offering the type of care--both prevention and rehabilitation--that is on par with full professional teams. They will help our athletes come in prepared, stay healthy, and return to action at the right time, God forbid they get injured. So often in the lower leagues, injuries force teams to cobble together some form of care that is not appropriate. With Dr. Smith’s team, though, I know that athletes will be as ready to begin action, and return to it, as they ever could be. We look forward to working together with Mercy Health to insure that our athletes return to their colleges, work, or family lives as healthy as when they came to Villa.”

Toledo Villa FC fields both women’s and men’s team in the United Women’s Soccer League and Premier League of America, respectively. The organization is owned by Pacesetter Soccer Club, Total Sports Inc., and another private ownership group based in Northville, Michigan. Toledo Villa strives to provide the community with high-level semi-professional men’s and women’s soccer in a safe and family-friendly environment. More information can be found on the team’s website at or via social media.

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