Trusted ER, one of DFW’s most innovative emergency room healthcare providers, is supplying 600 20-ounce reusable water bottles for students at Bellaire Elementary from kindergarten to fifth grade for the upcoming school year.
With drinking fountains shut down and removed from the school’s campus due to COVID-19, children at Bellaire Elementary are facing limited access to water during school hours, putting children at risk for dehydration. Although the pandemic already presents many challenges and concerns for schools, parents, and teachers this school year, the need for clean drinking water remains critical.
The initiative comes just in time as Bellaire Elementary is seeking assistance in providing students with reusable water bottles.
Trusted Medical CEO and co-founder, Lori Guerrero, MBA/MHA, RN says, “Community is at the heart of what we do and we want to support our community in any way we can. At a time when schools are facing many challenges due to the pandemic, we were alerted to the needs of our community, and – as always – we are more than happy to meet those needs as our community’s healthcare resource.”
President and co-founder Harvey Castro, MD, MBA, FACEP says, “This is just one of the many ways we are able to support our community, especially during these trying times. Whether it’s in the ER or elsewhere, Trusted ER is here to help when our community needs us.”
According to the CDC, it’s important to provide access to drinking water in schools because it not only gives students a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages, but it also “helps to increase students’ overall water consumption, maintain hydration, and reduce energy intake if substituted for sugar-sweetened beverages.”
Having access to drinking water also supports adequate hydration which can improve cognitive function in children and adolescents.
About Trusted Medical
Trusted Medical Center offers a line of full service, concierge-level acute hospital and free-standing emergency rooms serving the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Trusted Medical’s healthcare facilities are leading the healthcare industry in setting a new standard for medical care.
Trusted was founded on the belief that a healthcare environment could be created in which healthcare providers are free to do what they set out to do: provide exceptional healthcare to patients and ensure the “noise of healthcare” no longer interferes with their ability to heal patients who are sick and injured.
Our elite team of physicians and healthcare providers go through extensive training and continuing education to ensure our guests have the absolute best healthcare visit they have ever experienced.