Community Benefit: Creating a Healthier Community

Community Benefit

For the ninth consecutive year, CHS worked in partnership with area businesses to build a school playground serving children from low income neighborhoods. Employees also expanded Healthy Kids Club, a program to promote healthy lifestyle choices among disadvantaged children through mentoring and group education.

The fourth annual Heart of a Champion Day provided free health screenings that include a search for heart conditions that could cause sudden death during athletic competition. CHS coordinated the efforts of more than 700 volunteers to screen nearly 2,000 high school students in Mecklenburg, Union, Anson, Lincoln, Chesterfield and York counties. More than 150 were referred to physicians for follow-up care of heart or other conditions. In fact, one student was identified during the 2011 screenings with a potentially life-threatening case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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CHS employees worked with area businesses to help build a school playground serving children from low income neighborhoods.

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The fourth annual Heart of a Champion Day provided free health screenings that included a search for heart conditions that could cause sudden death during athletic competition.