Posted 07/18/2017

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 400 free sports physicals over the summer.  The average physical costs a family $100, but Murray-Calloway County Hospital coordinated a team of 12 volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and 36 other volunteers to give their time and provide them free of charge. The result was an estimated $45,000 saved by local families and several hundreds of local athletes cleared to participate in sports.

MCCH has donated AED units to both schools, offers free membership at the Center for Health and Wellness and also 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: Dana Alexander, APRN, Alysha Taylor, PA, Dr. Ghanshyam Shastri, Lacy McKeel, APRN, Dr. Richard Blalock II, Dr. Alison Ford, Sherry Crittendon, APRN, Lyn Ryan, APRN, Melissa Johnson, APRN, Dr. Stephen Compton, Jennie Bourne, APRN, Dr. David Bryson, Nicole Hudson, RN, Susan Burkeen, RN, Kim Morris, LPN, Judy Moore, RN, Lee Cullop, RN, Kathy Alexander, RN, Michelle Jones, RN, Kelly Smith, RN, Janice Wallace, RN, Tina Ryan, RN, Beth Copeland, LPN, Ginger Hale, LPN, Amy Grogan, RN, Janie Hale, RN, Becky Maxwell, LPN, Heather Armstrong, RN, Rhonda Smith, RN, Chad Delancey, Amy Marquardt, Chris Simms, Tammy Lovett, Erin Delancey, Renee Garland, Nikki Crass, Ashley Futrell, Lacy Cleaver, Rita Peal, Madison Utley, Melissa Dodd, Kim Neal, Terri Futrell, Ryan Dawson, Beverly Dukes, Josh Price, Kristie Dukes, Emilie Reinhardt, and Jonathan Holzapfel.