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Arnold Medical Team

Mount Carmel to oversee the Arnold medical team in 2020.

Mount Carmel Health System

Mount Carmel Health System has been named the Official Medical Partner of the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival.

Under the agreement, the health system will lead and manage the Arnold Medical Team, including the recruitment and training of hundreds of physicians, nurses, advanced practitioners and certified paramedics and athletic trainers.

Mount Carmel will oversee teams of medical personnel covering the event at nearly all of the Arnold Sports Festival’s 85 sports and events. They also will be responsible for determining if competitors are fit to compete and providing immediate treatment to the festival’s international field of 22,000 athletes. Emergency services will continue to be provided by first responders.

“In addition to being one of central Ohio’s biggest annual events, the Arnold is one of the largest sporting events in the world,” said Dr. Bryan Ghiloni who will lead medical protocols for Mount Carmel at the event. “We’re proud to have been selected to be part of it and of the trust they’ve placed in us to ensure the health of these world-class athletes.”

The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport festival in the nation, will be held March 5-8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Expo Center and various other Central Ohio locations. The event will feature 22,000 athletes from more than 80 nations competing in 85 sports and events.

“We look forward to partnering with Mount Carmel to provide medical care to our event’s thousands of athletes,” said Robert Lorimer, president of the Arnold Sports Festival. “Having Mount Carmel oversee and manage the Arnold Medical Team ensures that our athletes will continue to compete in a safe environment and receive high-quality care and treatment when needed.”

Arnold Sports Festival sites include the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), Battelle Grand, the Ohio Expo Center (also known as the fairgrounds), Hyatt Regency, Hilton Columbus Downtown and several others around the city. The Arnold Medical Team provides mat-side first aid for nearly every event, running more than 40 medical teams simultaneously as well as two major medical base stations and other support teams. The Arnold Sports Festival is loosely broken down into the Arnold Fitness EXPO (GCCC), the Arnold Classic and other bodybuilding competitions (Battelle Grant), OEC and the other venues.

About Mount Carmel Health System

Mount Carmel has provided high quality, comprehensive healthcare services in central Ohio for more than 130 years. Our team of more than 10,900 colleagues, 2,100 physicians and 900 volunteers provide compassionate, people-centered primary and specialty care at our four hospitals– Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel Grove City, Mount Carmel New Albany and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s—as well as in surgery centers, emergency and ambulatory care centers, hospice and home care.

Mount Carmel Medical Group and Mount Carmel Health Partners, along with their networks of physicians, work to deliver the right care, at the right time, in the most appropriate setting cost-effectively. MediGold, a Medicare Advantage health insurance plan, and the Mount Carmel College of Nursing—one of Ohio's largest baccalaureate nursing degree programs—are integral members of the health system. Mount Carmel is a member of Trinity Health.

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