These 12 “founding partner” providers stretch from coast to coast with premier hospitals, academic medical centers, physician groups and orthopedic centers in areas of the country where thousands of NFL retirees are located. These relationships span the scope of care to all conditions and not only offer services to former players, but also to their spouses and dependents.

Andrews Institute: A state-of-the-art performance training and orthopedic services provider in Gulf Breeze, Fla., under the direction of renown surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Covering nearly 127,000 square feet, the Andrews Institute includes dedicated research laboratories as well as education and conference facilities plus numerous multi-specialty clinical departments to complement the services of its 30 affiliated physicians to provide an all-inclusive continuum of care. andrewsinstitute.com

Aultman Health: Ranked as a Top 10 hospital in Ohio, Aultman Hospital serves Stark County — home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — and surrounding areas. The Aultman Health Foundation integrated health care system includes other three community hospitals, a locally managed health insurance provider (AultCare), The Aultman Foundation and Aultman College. aultman.org

Baylor Scott & White Health: The largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States with nearly 50,000 employees at 52 hospitals and more than 800 patient care sites across the state. Born from the 2013 combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, the system this year is rated in the top 10% nationally for the treatment of cancer, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology, according to U.S. News & World Report. bswhealth.com

Emory Healthcare: With more than 24,000 employees and 11 hospitals, Emory Healthcare is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia. System-wide, it has 2,701 licensed patient beds, more than 2,800 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties, serving metro Atlanta with 250 locations. It also provides services in Georgia through a joint venture at St. Francis–Emory Healthcare Hospital in Columbus, 10 regional affiliate hospitals and its clinically integrated physician network. emoryhealthcare.org

HCA Houston Healthcare: The leading provider of health care in the Houston area with almost a million patients treated every year. With an employee base of 15,000, HCA Houston Healthcare’s comprehensive network includes 13 hospitals, 10 outpatient surgery centers, 11 freestanding emergency centers and numerous freestanding diagnostic imaging facilities. A strong advocate for the next generation of health care professionals, HCA Houston Healthcare is a major supporter of the University of Houston College of Nursing and the new University of Houston College of Medicine. hcahoustonhealthcare.com

HonorHealth: Formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network, HonorHealth is a nonprofit, local community health care system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the Greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers. honorhealth.com

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR): The top orthopedic facility in Illinois and Indiana — and fifth-best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report — offers comprehensive orthopedic services as well as physical and occupational therapy. MOR doctors serve as team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Joffrey Ballet and several other organizations in the region. rushortho.com

OrthoLoneStar: The largest independent orthopedic group in Texas is leading the evolution of health care through focus on quality and value for the patient. OrthoLoneStar covers Texas, with founding divisions located in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin/Central Texas, and Tyler/East Texas. These groups serve their communities with more than 150 orthopedic surgeons and more than three dozen locations treating the full range of orthopedic issues together with physical and occupational therapy. ortholonestar.com

Providence Saint John’s Health Center: The not-for-profit Catholic hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., is driven by a mission of outreach to the poor and vulnerable. Founded in 1942, Saint John’s offers university-level care in a community hospital setting with a range of advanced specialties, including orthopedics, heart and vascular, cancer, neurology and brain science at its prestigious Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Saint John’s is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital. It is part of the seven-state Providence system, which is committed to excellence, compassionate care, innovation, leading-edge research and outreach to those in need in its communities and beyond. providence.org

Tampa General Hospital: The 1,006-bed nonprofit academic medical center is one of the largest hospitals in America and delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level I trauma and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General also houses one of the nation’s busiest adult solid-organ transplant centers, and with five medical helicopters it transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties. Tampa General Hospital is the highest-ranked hospital in the market in U.S News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals, and one of the top 4 hospitals in Florida, with five specialties ranking among the best programs in the United States. tgh.org

UCSF Health: A Top 10 hospital nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for the 22nd year, UCSF this year is rated Top 10 in 10 specialties nationally and best in the West in four. UCSF Medical Center is a network of more than a half-dozen campuses across the San Francisco Bay Area. It is part of UC San Francisco, one of the top universities in the nation for health sciences research and higher education, driving advancements in treatment and technology that benefit patients everywhere. ucsfhealth.org

Vanderbilt Health: Vanderbilt Health is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and one of the largest comprehensive research, teaching and patient care health systems in the Southeast. The most heavily utilized quaternary, referral health care facility in the Mid-South, VUMC sees over 2.3 million patient visits per year in over 150 locations, discharging 66,000 inpatients and performing 67,000 surgical operations. vanderbilthealth.com