Athletic Club Announce Partnership Renewal With IMQ Through 2023
Since 1998 IMQ has served as the official medical provider for Athletic Club as well as a cherished sponsor. As the most prestigious health organization in the Basque Country, IMQ have spent the last 22 years caring for the Athletic first team all the way down to the youngest players at Lezama. The partnership has been beneficial for both sides and will continue for the foreseeable future.
On Monday, Athletic president Aitor Elizegi and IMG General Director Javier Aguirregabiria officially announced that the partnership agreement has been extended through 2023. First team captain Iker Muniain was also present for the press release as the two parties shared their excitement about the renewal.
Athletic and IMQ are dedicated to providing the best quality medical services for players at the club and San Mamés. Through the partnership, Athletic and IMQ acquired UNE certification for patient safety in 2017 which made San Mamés the only football stadium in Europe to have its health security certified. The certification was renewed last year and San Mamés remains the leader for health and safety in the world of football.
The partnership has also allowed IMQ to provide internships for medical students to work with Athletic and at San Mamés, while also being able to use players from the first team as part of brand imaging in Bizkaia. Initiatives were also included for the Athletic Foundation which recently donated shirts that had been tailored into hospital gowns for children.
Together, Athletic and IMQ are committed to world class health care for players, employees, and every fan who enters San Mamés.