Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital offers free school physical exams for youth parish residents

ALEXANDRIA, LA (June 22, 2011) – On May 21, physicians from Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital participated in the annual Physical Day. The program, organized by Mid State Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, provides free physicals to junior high and high school students from the Rapides and Grant parishes.

The event served 641 students from ASH, Pineville and Pineville Junior High, Menard, Grant, Northwood, Tioga and Tioga Junior High, Brame Junior High, Rapides, Oak Hill, and Alexandria Middle Magnet.

Physicians and employees from Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital offered the physicals for football, softball, baseball, track, and basketball sporting events.

“The annual High School Physical Day benefits many students in our community, some of which are children of our employees and medical staff,” said Louise Barker, RN, BSN, and CEO of Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital. “It is a great service and we are glad to participate in this annual event by volunteering the use of equipment and facility personnel.”

The event allows sponsors and physicians a way to connect with community members and support local schools and their athletic programs.

Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital is a joint venture partnership between area physicians and Nueterra Healthcare, a health care management company based in Leawood, Kansas. The 77,000-sq-ft facility offers 12 operating rooms, two procedure rooms, and 24 inpatient rooms. In addition, there is a new Imaging Department which offers MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Diagnostic Films. Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital performs procedures for ear, nose, and throat, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedics, pain management, plastic surgery, podiatry and urology.

More information on Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital is available at www.clshospital.com.

More information on Nueterra Healthcare is available at www.nueterrahealthcare.com or by contacting Jennifer Fox, communications specialist, at jfox@nueterra.com or (913) 387-0615.

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