The New York Giants' headquarters and training facility in the Meadowlands Sports Complex has a new name. It is now the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, according to a joint press released issued Thursday by both Quest and the Giants.
The Giants announced Wednesday that their partnership with Timex was being dissolved. The facility had previous been known as the Timex Performance Center.
Quest provides laboratory diagnostic information services. As part of the partnership, Quest and the Giants will collaborate to develop new sports diagnostics services.
"For our league and for this franchise, nothing is more important than player health and safety," said Giants president John Mara. "We have made tremendous advancement in this area in recent years. We see our relationship with Quest as the next step in the process of achieving a healthier and safer game during our players' careers and after their playing days."
"The Giants partnership will allow us to help athletes everywhere improve their health and performance," said Quest Diagnostics president and CEO Steve Rusckowski. "This new relationship is yet another example of how we are delivering on our vision to empower better health through diagnostic insights."
In addition to working directly with a select group of players every season, Quest Diagnostics will provide lab services to the Giants. Quest's leading scientists and physicians, led by Jon Cohen, M.D., Quest's chief medical officer and senior vice president, will collaborate with Giants senior vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes, who has been with the organization for 38 years and is the longest tenured certified athletic trainer in the NFL. Barnes and the Giants' team of health care professionals will work with Dr. Cohen and his staff to uncover sports diagnostics insights for both the Giants as well as amateur and recreational athletes.
Quest is a New Jersey-based company known as the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company, which has more than 40,000 employees and reported $7.4 billion in revenues in 2012, serves about half the physicians and hospitals and one in three adults in the U.S. annually.