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Dr. Branche returns from NFL Player Care Foundation Board Meeting
Dr. George Branche has been on the board of the NFL’s Player Care Foundation for three years. He recently returned from their quarterly meeting which was held in Los Angeles. This is a great organization which was created in 2007 and is “dedicated to helping retired players improve their quality of life.” The foundation is administered by an eight member board of directors who all have different specialties. Four of the directors are appointed by The National Football League, NFL Players Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Alumni Association. In addition, four outside directors share their expertise in foundation management, mental health, social welfare issues, and healthcare. Dr. Branche is the healthcare director.
Through a partnership with Tulane University, the foundation provides a comprehensive screening program for retired players which includes blood work, EKG, history and physical, as well as any needed specialty imaging such as ultrasound and CT scan. Based on the results of these tests the foundation facilitates the players getting into the right hands for any necessary treatment. Since its inception, the foundation has screened nearly 5,000 players.
“I enjoy working on such a rewarding cause with a great group of people.” — Dr. Branche, March 2017
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