Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Hurley is proud to be a member of this select group of hospitals delivering the best children's medical care, regardless of a family's ability to pay.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® is a system of 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada that is dedicated to providing the very best care for sick and injured children. Created in 1983 by Marie Osmond and John Schneider (of Dukes of Hazard), Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals serve 17 million children and their families every year…more than any other children’s charity in the world.
Hurley Medical Center was invited to join this group of special hospitals in 1990 because we provide the best kid-centered care in our region to every child who needs it, regardless of the family's ability to pay. As a Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Hurley Medical Center helps kids with cancer, birth defects, diabetes, asthma, accidents, trauma, and almost any other health issue you can imagine.
Serving the children of 15 counties
Although Hurley Medical Center is located in Flint, our pediatric services support children and their families throughout a 15-county area as far as Alpena to the north, Mt. Pleasant to the west, the Thumb to the east, and all of Genesee County to the south. We are there for the children who need us from these counties: Alpena, Alcona, Arenac, Bay, Genesee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Midland, Ogemaw, Saginaw, Shiawassee and Tuscola. Hurley Medical Center is one of only four Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Michigan. The others are Sparrow Specialty Hospital in Lansing, DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids and Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
As Michigan’s northernmost Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Hurley Medical Center offers these outstanding life-saving services:
Level I Trauma Center (highest level): the only Level I Trauma Center north of Detroit
Pediatric Emergency Department: treats approx. 500 children per week and is now staffed by one of our Hurley Child Life Specialists
Child Life Services: These caring specialists help pediatric patients and their families cope with medical treatment and procedures, using play therapy, distraction techniques, and parent education
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (highest level): for premature and critically ill and newborns
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): for children and adolescents with critical health problems
Regional Burn Unit: provides the highest level of burn treatment for adults and children
Children's Rehabilitation Center: provides in-patient therapy before children are transferred to Hurley’s outpatient program on Linden Road
All the money we raise here, stays here. DONATE HERE NOW!
All donations to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, part of the Hurley Foundation at Hurley Medical Center, are used to buy specialized equipment, provide valuable services to people, and give toys or cuddly stuffed animals to a sick or anxious child. Every single dollar makes a difference. Through the generosity of countless people throughout mid-Michigan, miracles really do happen. Your donation, no matter the amount, can make a difference to a very sick child. To donate to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, click here.
The Hurley Foundation
The Hurley Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was created in 1993 to foster charitable giving to Hurley Medical Center. By raising funds for deserving causes (such as Children's Miracle Network Hospitals) and recruiting volunteers, Hurley's Foundation helps fulfill the hospital's mission of "Clinical Excellence. Service to People."
Examples of how your support makes a difference:
- 6-month supply of Welcome Packets (includes parking passes and food vouchers) for parents of patients in the Pediatric Unit or PICU ($18,000)
- 15 infant bassinets ($15,675)
- 1-year supply of breast pump kits enabling mothers with infants in Hurley's Level III NICU can provide the best nutrition for their babies ($15,283)
- 4 NeoBlue Phototherapy Lights for the treatment of newborn jaundice ($12,580)
- 20 Cold Light Transilluminators to help locate hard-to-find veins in infants in Hurley's Level III NICU ($1,259)
Meeting the needs of parents as well as children
At Hurley Medical Center, not only do sick and injured children receive the very best of care, their parents do too. Parents of a hospitalized child have very special needs during this difficult and often scary time. We do everything we can to support them and listen to their concerns, which is part of our commitment to Patient- and Family-Centered Care, a new way of delivering healthcare in which the patient, the patient’s family, and the entire medical team together decide on treatment.
Parent Sleep Room
We also provide a Parent Sleep Room on the 9th Floor of the medical center. Parents of a child in Hurley’s Level III NICU or PICU who live far away can stay in this room free-of-charge. It offers a private bedroom and bath, a kitchen area and a lounge where family get-togethers can be held.
The Xbox Game Room Makeover–miracles do happen!
Out of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Hurley was declared the winner of a national Xbox 360 Game Room Makeover contest sponsored by Microsoft®, thanks to the overwhelming support of our community and Hurley employees. For the complete story, click here.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Annual Celebration
Each year, the Children’s Miracle Network Champions program identifies one young ambassador from every U.S. state and Canadian province to attend its annual Celebration event.
NICU, Miracle Children, Miracle Memo, and our amazing partners
To learn about the life-saving medical care given to very sick or premature newborns at Hurley's Level III NICU, click here. To read the amazing stories of four of our miracle children who received life-saving treatment at Hurley Medical Center, please click here. For inspiring stories of CMNH successes here at Hurley, such as winning the Xbox Game Room Makeover contest, click here. For a list of our wonderful local and national partners, click here.
For more information about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, contact:
Director, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals