Mercy Health Services will be providing free heart screenings to all high school students from 9th to 12th grade or entering 9th grade in the fall. All Hart high school students are eligible to take advantage of this service by visiting MercyHealth.com/StudentHeart. Students must have parent or guardian consent to undergo the screening. The screening program will take place at the Hackley Campus in Muskegon on the following dates:
March 15 / April 26 / July 17 / August 9 / August 23
Heart screenings are a simple, quick method to identifying pre-existing heart conditions that could increase a student’s risk of complications during physical activity and/or athletic competition.
Each screening will consist of a blood pressure check, 12-lead EKG, physician exam, and if needed, an echocardiogram. The screening is generally completed in about 15 minutes.
An information sheet is available in the High School Athletic Office.