Flint Businessman is Hurley Foundation’s 2011 Trauma Golf Ambassador: Hurley Hosts 27th Annual Trauma Center Golf Classic
Sept. 10–Joe Ketzler doesn’t take anything for granted anymore. On May 10, 2010, the Flint Township man’s life changed forever, when his car was “t-boned” by another vehicle at the intersection of Jennings and Stanley Road in Mt. Morris.
Joe was transported to Hurley’s Level I Trauma Center—the only one in Genesee County. The 53-year old suffered a split femur lengthwise, broken pelvis in three places, broken collarbone, and a closed head injury.
Following discharge, Joe continued 10 months of intense rehabilitation, where he underwent physical and speech therapy. Says Joe, “I can’t believe how lucky I am to have survived this nearly fatal crash—I have my life back, and it’s all because of Hurley. I am so grateful for the outstanding clinical care and compassion that I received in NeuroTrauma, Rehabilitation on 6East and by the amazing nursing staff. I would not be here without Hurley. I feel so blessed to have a second chance at life now,” says Ketzler.
On Monday, September 12, 2011 the Hurley Foundation will hold its 27th Annual Trauma Center Golf Classic at the Flint Golf Club to benefit Hurley’s Trauma Center and Burn Unit at Hurley Medical Center – the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. This year, Joe Ketzler will be the guest of honor during the evening portion of the benefit.
Hurley’s Trauma Center admits over 1,700 patients annually making it one of the highest volume trauma centers in the state. Hurley serves 22 counties, receiving up to 300 transfers from other hospitals each year. Last year, the Golf Classic raised over $120,000. We’re hoping to surpass that figure this year. For ticket and donation information please call 810- 262-9399 or email Angie Cuneaz at ACuneaz1@hurleymc.com.
Hurley Medical Center is a 443-bed premier public teaching hospital located in the heart of Genesee County, Michigan. As the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, Burn Center, and the highest level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) available in Genesee County, Hurley is a recognized leader in clinical care and education, maintaining affiliations with Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College and Henry Ford Health System. Founded in 1908, Hurley provides patient care for more than 100,000 people annually.