MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL SUPPORTS LOCAL ATHLETICS THROUGH CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS, FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS

Posted 07/30/2018

Murray-Calloway County Hospital is continuing its support of local athletes as fall sports seasons begin at local middle and high schools.

With a focus on keeping local athletes healthy and active, the hospital provided more than 350 free sports physicals over the summer. The average physical costs a family $100, but Murray-Calloway County Hospital coordinated a team of 17 volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and 40 other volunteers to give their time and provide them free of charge.

The result was an estimated $35,000.00 saved by local families and several hundreds of local athletes cleared to participate in sports.

MCCH has donated AED units to both schools and supports the school nurse program in both districts.

The free sports physicals offered over the summer could not have been made possible without the help of numerous volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners MCCH employees, Murray Ophthalmology, Primary Care Medical Center, Murray Medical Associates, Murray Pediatrics, Murray Orthopedics, West Kentucky Surgical, Occupational Medicine at MCCH, Murray Urology, Murray Women’s Clinic, Murray Cardiology Associates, Murray Independent Schools and Calloway County Schools.