HUMBLE, TEXAS (May 01, 2015)

The Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital Athletic Physicals Team screened 641 middle and high school student-athletes from Sheldon Independent School District (ISD) on April 15. The team also provided 611 electrocardiograms (EKGs) to the middle and high school students.

EKG technicians from Memorial Hermann Northeast provided the on-site EKGs. Physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers and nursing students from Lone Star College-Kingwood also were on-site at C.E. King High School on April 15 providing the sports physicals.

As a result, 24 student-athletes were referred to a pediatric cardiologist affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

The Memorial Hermann Northeast Team next travels to Humble High School in the Humble ISD on April 29 to provide athletic screenings to middle and high school students and EKGs to all in-coming ninth grade student-athletes.

Memorial Hermann Northeast is the official sponsor of Humble ISD, New Caney ISD and Sheldon ISD athletics. The remaining schedule for physicals is:

Physicals are required by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) for any student-athlete who wishes to participate in athletics. Results are immediately available to each student-athlete along with recommended follow-up if problems are detected.

Questions about the screening should be directed to the student-athletes coach or to the school athletic trainer.