Hall of Fame Health formed to Address Health Issues for Former NFL Football Players

Today, after more than two years of planning and development, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that it has formed a new entity, Hall of Fame Health, for the pursuit of opportunities within the healthcare field. One of the foremost concerns for former players are health care issues. Hall of Fame Health seeks to develop services and solutions that will make an impact not only in the health and wellness of former players, but in communities across the country as well.

Sovereign Healthcare, a premier healthcare services company based in Mission Viejo, California, has joined with the Hall of Fame and will lead the efforts of the new entity. Sovereign will provide its team and resources and work closely with Hall of Fame Chief Partnership Officer Pat Lindesmith. Sovereign’s Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Hogue will lead the effort as the CEO of Hall of Fame Health. In addition, a healthcare-focused board of directors has been formed.

The broad undertaking of Hall of Fame Health will include healthcare services and benefits, innovative new business ventures, partnering with market leaders in various go-to-market strategies, coordinating game-changing research, and raising funds for those in need of financial assistance or services.

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame stands for excellence and this landmark partnership will be a game-changer in the health care industry,” said Pro Football Hall of FamePresident & CEO David Baker. “We are thrilled to work with Jeremy and his team, as he leads Hall of Fame Health and works to build the programs and services that will meet our long-term objectives related to health and wellness.”    

The unique offerings envisioned through this effort will change the lives of many of the NFL Legends who helped build this great game. The aspirations of Hall of Fame Health have been clearly defined. The goals include developing strategies and solutions that will lead to all former NFL football players having access to top-tier healthcare providers across the country, as well as access to healthcare coverage. Many of the strategies and programs to be deployed will not only be available for former players, but also to the general public through partnerships around the country. In doing so, Hall of Fame Health will seek to impact the health of communities nationwide.

More specific plans will be announced in the coming months. Currently, Hall of Fame Health is exploring the development of a health benefits plan for NFL retirees and their families, and a pioneering health and performance venture. Both efforts represent partnerships with the foremost companies and clinicians in the industry. In addition, there will be development of programs in Canton, Ohio that build on the relationship the Hall of Fame continues to foster with the Aultman Health Foundation.

“All of us at Sovereign are proud to be joining with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and it is inspiring to see so many Hall of Famers respond to the needs of their former teammates,” Hogue commented.  “We look forward to the strategic and organizational work ahead and leading the efforts of many great healthcare providers, companies and entrepreneurs across the country who want to join us and develop some groundbreaking initiatives that will truly make a difference.”