COLUMBUS – The Columbus Fury welcomes foundational Pillar Partner, Mount Carmel Health System, as the Official Community Healthcare Partner for the Fury. Mount Carmel is also a presenting partner of the Fury’s inaugural season.  

“Mount Carmel is proud to sponsor The Columbus Fury, the first major women’s professional volleyball team in Central Ohio. This sponsorship reflects our unwavering support for women’s achievements on the court, in healthcare, our community and beyond,” said Lorraine Lutton, CEO of Mount Carmel Health System. “We look forward to cheering them on to victory this season and being a part of their journey to success.” 

Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1886, Mount Carmel has a rich legacy of female leadership. At the forefront of providing the community with safe, high-quality healthcare for over 138 years are inspiring women leaders, ensuring the delivery of compassionate and effective medical services. To this day, this heritage is exemplified by the countless women leaders throughout the health system, which includes CEO Lorraine Lutton, and hospital presidents Tauana McDonald at Mount Carmel Grove City and Diane Doucette at Mount Carmel New Albany, St. Ann’s and Lewis Center.  

“We are thrilled to have added a Pillar Partner of this standing,” said David Paitson, CEO of the Columbus Fury. “Mount Carmel has a strong track record of providing services for the community, many of which are specific to women. Through our #FuryServes community initiatives, we are working in alignment with Mount Carmel Health System on several projects and programs to benefit Central Ohio. We appreciate their partnership in our inaugural season.” 

The Columbus Fury begins play Thursday, January 25, at Grand Rapids. The Fury host the Omaha Supernovas for the inaugural Opening Night at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.


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The Columbus Fury is a women's professional volleyball team in Columbus, OH, and is an inaugural member of Pro Volleyball Federation, the premier women’s professional volleyball league in North America. The Fury are the sole major women’s professional sports team in Columbus, the capital city and the most populous city in Ohio, and the second most-populous city in the Midwest (behind only Chicago). The Fury play their home matches at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus. Tickets for all Columbus Fury matches can be purchased by visiting  


Mount Carmel Health System, a member of Trinity Health, has provided high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services in central Ohio for more than 130 years. Our team of more than 9,000 colleagues, 2,300 physicians and 550 volunteers provide compassionate, people-centered primary and specialty care at its four hospitals—Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel Grove City, Mount Carmel New Albany and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, as well as Diley Ridge Medical Center, an affiliation of Mount Carmel and Fairfield Medical Center. The health system is also comprised of Mount Carmel Medical Group and Mount Carmel Health Partners, along with surgery centers, emergency and ambulatory care centers, and hospice and home care services throughout the region.