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Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Will Serve As Presenting Sponsor of WatchND Platform

August 14, 2014

SJRMC logo_2013Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame athletics department and Fighting Irish Digital Media, will become the presenting sponsor of WatchND, the exclusive online video channel of Notre Dame athletics. Through this partnership, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center hopes to use the unique lens of Notre Dame athletics to further the message that a healthier life is attainable by all.

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center will strengthen its existing relationship with Notre Dame athletics as its official wellness partner by sponsoring all WatchND digital platforms, including web, mobile and tablet applications. In addition, Notre Dame athletics will join Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center as a partner in the “This Counts” movement.

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center recognizes the significant health and well-being challenges facing the community and nation today. The “This Counts” movement, organized by Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, encourages people in the community to begin their wellness journey by making positive everyday choices. “This Counts” reinforces that simple decisions like taking the stairs, choosing a healthy snack or playing with your children count on the journey toward better wellness.

This innovative partnership is a statement of commitment directed at bettering the lives of those in the area. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center recognizes the impact that Notre Dame athletics makes on this community and is honored to partner to inspire improved health.

“We are excited for Notre Dame athletics and WatchND to join the ‘This Counts’ movement,” said Dr. Stephen Anderson, chief medical officer at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. “Through this collaboration, we hope to inspire people in our community to begin their journey to better wellness.”

“We are pleased to extend and strengthen our relationship with Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center,” said Dan Skendzel, Notre Dame senior associate athletic director for digital media and branding. “This is a reflection of our institutional alignment toward health and community engagement.”

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Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital healthcare system located in North Central Indiana and offering a full range of services. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center includes: a 254-bed acute care hospital at its Mishawaka campus; a 58-bed acute care hospital at its Plymouth campus; a 40-bed rehabilitation institute; outpatient services at its Elm Road medical campus; and the Saint Joseph Physician Network that includes 26 practices with more than 75 providers. All inpatient rooms at all Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center facilities are private.
A Catholic Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center offers personalized, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures. In 2012 and 2014 Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center was named one of the nation’s 15 top health systems and also merited top-five status among small health systems. In July 2014, for the fourth year running, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center was named one of the “most wired” hospitals. For more information, please visit
Fighting Irish Digital Media, founded July 2011, uses multimedia to tell Notre Dame’s unique story through the lens of athletics. FIDM produces television shows, radio broadcasts, live game streams, in-game video board shows, highlights, features and social media content, utilizing athletics to promote the University’s core values of excellence, education, faith, community and tradition. WatchND is the mobile video channel for Notre Dame athletics.