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Doin’ Good in the Neighborhood

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) sponsored free sports physicals for 273 east Pasco children and teens on Saturday morning, June 4, at Pasco High School. Students ranged from five to 18 years old, according to Jane Freeman, FHZ community relations manager. Leading the charge was FHZ physician Danielle Albritton, DO, Dade City, who also serves as Pasco High School’s team doctor; FHZ internists Migdalia Merida, MD and U Khin, MD: FHZ ARNP Rachel Johnson; and Sue Hinds, ARNP, WEE Care, Dade City.    
The following businesses provided screenings: Joel Knickerbocker, RPT, Comprehensive Physical Therapy, Dade City; PT Solutions, a service provider of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills; Dr. Ahad Mahootchi’s staff from The Eye Clinic of Florida, Zephyrhills; and Brett Scotch, DO, The Scotch Institute, Wesley Chapel.
The cost for a sports physical with or without insurance is about $35, said Freeman, “It feels great to provide this service at no charge to the youth in our community. It was truly a team effort.”

Photo Caption: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills thanks its staff, volunteers and community partners who volunteered to provide free sports physicals on Saturday, June 4, at Pasco High School to 273 East Pasco children.

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 139-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County.  It is a member of the Florida Hospital network of Adventist Health System, one of the largest health care providers in the state of Florida.  Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and HealthGrades for excellence in providing top quality patient care with special emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Program has received recognition in the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical offerings, including orthopedic services such as hip and knee replacement and advanced MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee replacement. The Women’s Health Center offers comprehensive services for women including gynecology, urology and pelvic floor health, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. The hospital also offers 24/7 emergency services including a “fast track” option, imaging services, and the Center for Wound Healing. Visit for more information.