Screenings through Matthew J. Morahan III Health
Assessment Center for Athletes
Lakewood, N.J. – Kimball Medical Center will provide free cardiac and concussion screenings
to young athletes through the Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Assessment
Center for Athletes at Barnabas Health on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m.
to noon at 500 River Avenue in Lakewood, across from Kimball. To register
for a screening, parents/guardians should call 1.888.724.7123 and schedule
Available to the first 150 young athletes who sign up, cardiac screenings
are open to those ages 6 to 18. 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 helps 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 age 12 and older. A concussion baseline study (ImPACT)
can help identify potential issues for young athletes. If an athlete is
believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening test may be used
to evaluate the severity of the injury and determine when it is safe to
return to play.
The Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at Barnabas
Health provides education, evaluation and assessment of sports injuries
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.
For additional information about Kimball Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/Kimball
or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kimballmedicalcenter.
About Kimball Medical Center
Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, is a 350-bed, fully
accredited acute care hospital dedicated to providing high quality medical
and healthcare services to the residents of Ocean County and southern
In addition to offering a full range of innovative diagnostic and treatment
services, Kimball Medical Center offers an array of wellness programs.
Its ever-growing series of health education programs, lectures, screenings
and support groups aim to promote wellness among all age groups.
For more information about Kimball Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
Contact: Carrie Cristello