The Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health requires all school volunteers to undergo a tuberculosis (TB) screening. To help satisfy this requirement in the local community, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH), together with the La Cañada Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council, recently administered complimentary TB screening sessions to La Cañada Unified School District (LCUSD).
This annual community outreach effort served more than 200 LCUSD parent volunteers. The free TB screenings have become an asset to the school volunteers.
“The TB screening was overall a great experience,” said LCUSD parent volunteer Andrew Cornell. “It was easy and the hospital nurses hardly took any time out of my day. Best of all, it was free.”
Tamar Tujian, La Cañada PTA Council president, said the Council was honored to partner with USC-VHH.
“By providing free, convenient screenings, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital ensures that our parents have an easy way to comply with county TB screening regulations,” said Tujian, mother of three children who attend schools in the LCUSD. “Thanks to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, we can test our volunteers early in the school year and help provide our schools with much needed parent volunteer help.”