As we have shared and promoted since late spring, LHS is in partnership with the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation and the Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital Foundation to offer Heart Screenings to LHS student-athletes, beginning this school year. Basic information:
*Scan Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
*Location: Cushing Memorial Hospital
*Cost to Family: $30 (cash only) - Each Heart Screening costs $150 - this partnership has Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital Foundation covering $90, and the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation covering $30, leaving the remaining $30 to the family
*About the Screenings (see the attachment for further information):
-Provided by board-certified cardiologists from the Saint Luke’s Athletic Heart Clinic
-Last approximately one hour for each student-athlete
-Include comprehensive cardiovascular history, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, athletic heart echocardiogram
-PARENTS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE during the Heart Screening
*LHS is joining other schools in the metro to ensure that our student-athletes’ hearts are safe to play
*REGISTRATION for the Heart Screenings is on a FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED basis and will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the LHS Library Classroom. Your student can sign him/herself up - payment of $30 cash MUST be paid at the time of Registration, and commitment that a parent will be at the Heart Screening is implied.
“Student-athletes put their souls into sports...Saint Luke’s Athletic Heart Clinic makes sure their hearts can take it!”
Questions? Call Catey Edwards, Coordinator of Secondary Public Relations and Director of the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation, (913) 684-1550.