The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide
free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on
Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
located at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston.
Available to the first 150 young athletes who sign up, the cardiac screening
is open to 6 to 18 year-olds. When preliminary testing to identify serious
cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest
and tragic deaths may be avoided. Nearly 90 percent of sudden cardiac
deaths in young athletes occur during or after athletic activities, and
hidden heart conditions are often the cause. Cardiac screening will help
to identify players who may require further testing or intervention.
The concussion baseline screening, available to the first 80 who sign up,
is for young athletes ages 12 and older. Having a concussion baseline
study (ImPACT) for a young athlete can help identify issues in the future.
If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening
test may be used to evaluate the severity of the head injury and determine
when it is safe to return to play.
The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes provides
education, evaluation and assessment of sports injury and sports-related
cardiac and concussion screenings. Barnabas Health serves and cares for
more pediatric patients than any other health care organization in New
Jersey. This program furthers Barnabas Health's longstanding commitment
to the health and well-being of children and young adults.
Screenings are free of charge and a parent or guardian is asked to be present.
Registration is required. To register and schedule an appointment time,
parents/guardians are asked to email
For more information about the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment
Center for Athletes, visit www.barnabashealth.org/morahan or call 973.322.7913.
The Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) located at 200 South Orange
Avenue in Livingston, NJ, is one of the nation's most sophisticated
ambulatory health care facilities. The ACC delivers the highest quality
medical care in an environment that sets a new standard for patient satisfaction.
The ACC provides patients with special amenities during their visit: health
care concierge service, free valet parking, onsite retail pharmacy, free
wireless internet, and onsite café. For more information visit
barnabashealth.org/acc or call 973-322-7000.