JERSEY CITY MEDICAL CENTER AND MATTHEW J. MORAHAN III HEALTH ASSESSMENT CENTER FOR ATHLETES HOSTS COMPLIMENTARY CARDIAC AND CONCUSSION SCREENINGS AT BAYONNE HIGH SCHOOL
BAYONNE, NJ, March 2017– Jersey City Medical Center and The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (MJM) are proud to host complimentary cardiac and concussion screenings for student athletes on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Richard L. Korpi Senior Ice Rink located at Bayonne High School, 667 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ, 07002. Concussion screenings are offered to young athletes (ages 12 to 18), and cardiac screenings (ages 5 to 18). Space is limited. To register, call 1-888-724.7123 or email [email protected].
MJM, a statewide program, provides life-saving cardiac screenings; baseline concussion testing; medical evaluation and treatment for sports injuries; and education for student athletes, parents, school districts and recreational sports administrators. Since its inception in 2010, MJM has performed over 20,000 cardiac and concussion screenings.
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. Hidden heart conditions are often the cause. Cardiac screenings include a baseline EKG and evaluating blood pressure and vitals along with a thorough review of medical history and EKG interpretation by a pediatric cardiologist, who can recommend further testing or intervention as needed.
A concussion baseline study (ImPACT) is a non-invasive test that tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed and concentration that 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.
For more information on the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes or to register for this event, please call 1-888-724-7123 or email [email protected].
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RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, treating over 3 million patients a year. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick and Somerville, RWJUH- Hamilton, RWJUH- Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and four accountable care organizations. RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s second largest private employer – with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for its outstanding quality and safety.