SafeBeat Expands into Indiana
SafeBeat has always believed that there is a goliath need in the United States that is going unfulfilled for the vast majority of youth. Without programs like SafeBeat, preventative heart screenings would not be performed in most areas - especially where the uninsured and under-insured are concerned. We have a proven platform to save children's lives.
Our program was built for scalability, so we can screen on a regional level and supply programing to screen throughout the U.S. on a National level. We spent a lot of our "down time" during the pandemic evaluating this process, polishing protocols, and laying out standard operating procedures so when the time came we could expand into another region with ease.
Our mission has been and always will be to provide affordable, high-quality, preventative heart screenings for all active children in an effort to reduce sudden cardiac death in youth; to "Screen Hearts, Save Lives" and create a healthier generation. This is best achieved when we work together.
Ashley Williams is a passionate Registered Cardiac Sonographer and a mom to a very active child. Due to working in the cardiac field and having considerable knowledge of Sudden Cardiac Death in youth, she struggled with sitting on the sidelines, watching her sons teammates give their all in a game, not knowing they could be at risk of an undiagnosed heart condition. Ashely decided she just couldn't sit by. She decided to get in the game by starting a nonprofit with preventative heart screening in mind.
Ashley held several successful screening events, even aiding in the detection of cardiomyopathy in a young football player, at her very first screening! Although we know she wouldn't have given up easily, going it alone is an insurmountable task. Shortly after her personal mission of screening began, her path crossed with Sheldon Hill, the Executive Director here at SafeBeat. They quickly knew they had met a kindred spirit. Ashley sought after Sheldon's expertise in the field and he tried to help her avoid some of the pitfalls he experienced early on. After several conversations and meeting it was agreed upon that they could do so much more as a team.
Welcome Ashely Williams as SafeBeat's Regional Director over Indiana. We are thrilled to add such a motivated and skilled member to our team. We are proud to be expanding our services and providing Ashley with some much needed support!
To those who have supported Ashley through her former organization, please continue to show her the same love and kindness. This was a decision she didn't take lightly. She still has the same goals, passion, and dedication to her community. Her mission to give families a peace of mind that their child can safely play sports remains the same. The opportunities and tools that SafeBeat can provide her with only makes her work stronger.
We all thank you for your support. Here's to "Screening Hearts, Saving Lives" in Indiana!