On Friday, October 14, representatives of Mercy Physician Group presented Fort Scott High School Activities Director, Larry Fink, with a check for $1640 during a half-time ceremony.
Annually, the Mercy Physician Group hosts sports physical clinics for area middle school and high school students. In 2011, these physicians and their staff examined 263 students on just two scheduled dates. The physicals are required for students who plan to participate in school extracurricular programs during the academic year.
The fee per student physical is $10 but the Mercy Physician Group believes in supporting local schools so all the funds generated are donated directly back the student’s school activity fund to help with equipment or supply purchases.
“It’s a win – win situation,” said Annamarie Holmes, Director of Mercy Physician Group. “Every year, the physicians and their staff look forward to providing this service to the students and financially support the schools as well. For the parents and guardians, it’s a quick and convenient way to ensure the student is healthy to participate in school activities.”
Pictured are: (left to right) Dr. Amy Sachau, Dr. Terry Schwab, Dr. Larry Seals, Dr. John Fox, Greg King, Nurse Practitioner, Jeff DeLatorre, FSHS Boys Basketball Coach, and Larry Fink, Fort Scott High School Activities Director.
Mercy – Sisters of Mercy Health System – is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 28 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 36,000 co-workers and 1,300 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.