Benfica Distinguishes Hospital da Luz as “Partner of the Year”

Hospital da Luz was distinguished, tonight, by SL Benfica as Partner of the Year at Gala Galardões Cosme Damião, which took place at Campo Pequeno, as part of the celebration of the 13th anniversary of the club. The award was delivered by João Varandas Fernandes, of SL Benfica management board, to the CEO of Luz Saúde, Isabel Vaz.

The Awards Cosme Damião (one of the 24 founders of Benfica, besides player and manager) distinguish personalities or entities important to the life of the club, in 13 categories: Revelation, Career, Education, Merit and Dedication, Project of the Year, Innovation, Modality, Casas do Benfica, High-Level Athlete, Coach of the Year, Partner, Homage and Footballer. The ceremony, with almost 850 guests, was broadcasted by Benfica TV.

“For three years now, we are the Luz (the light) of the champions and we are certain that, together, we will continue to win”, highlighted Isabel Vaz in the thank you speech, referring the renewal of the partnership between SL Benfica and Hospital da Luz as official medical provider for more three seasons.

The Luz Saúde CEO also left a few words of “appreciation to all medical teams, technicians, nurses, administrative personnel and managers from Hospital da Luz, which contributed to a winning partnership”. And announced that Hospital da Luz group and SL Benfica “will also develop conjunct projects in High-Performance Sports Medicine, promoting the collaboration between the future Centre of Research and Education of Hospital da Luz, the club’s Medical Department and Benfica Lab”.

The Award Cosme Damião distinguishes a partnership englobing all sportive modalities of the club, with a total of 4500 athletes. In the past three years, Hospital da Luz performed 8000 diagnostic exams, 750 check-ups to athletes, 150 of which to new contracted senior athletes of different modalities, and 150 surgeries.

As Official Medical Provider of SL Benfica, Hospital da Luz offers its services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with client managers always available for the club’s athletes and families, providing a Sports Medicine Centre of excellence, with emphasis on the specialties of Cardiology, Imaging, Orthopedics, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.