Hurley Children’s Hospital Presents SPLASH Ambulance to Media
FLINT, Michigan − Maternal, neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients will soon be transported to Hurley Children’s Hospital thanks to the brand new, state of the art SPLASH ambulance collaborated by STAT EMS. SPLASH stands for: Specialized Pediatric and Perinatal Life Support Ambulance Supporting Hurley Children’s Hospital. This is the only transportation vehicle of its kind in the region comprised of Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties.
“The EMS industry is fast changing as it becomes more technologically advanced. Therefore, it is our pleasure to be partnering with such an outstanding medical facility as Hurley Children’s Hospital, which provides outstanding patient and family centered care. We know this one of a kind transportation in this region will make a huge difference to these mothers, babies and children of all ages, and we are thrilled to take part in such a special service,” says Joseph Karlichek, Chief of Operations at STAT EMS.
“At Hurley Medical Center, children are our future, and they deserve our best. The Hurley Children’s Hospital is a way of delivering all of our children’s medical expertise under one unified umbrella. Hurley Children’s Hospital takes all of our outstanding pediatric services and presents them as they should be, as a highly integrated healthcare institution delivering the highest quality care for mothers, infants, children and adolescents. And, this ambulance is a continuation of our dedication and commitment to this population,” adds Brian Nolan, MD, Clinical Director of Pediatrics at Hurley Children’s Hospital.
“When seconds count, Hurley Children’s Hospital is the place to be. Having this state of the art, round the clock transportation available to expectant mothers with a variety of high risk and sometimes life-threatening issues is not only vital, but a necessity. It enhances the exceptional and comprehensive care we continuously provide mothers and babies here, without question,” adds Ivana Vettraino, MD, MBA, Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Department at Hurley, the only one of its kind in the region.
“As the region’s premier public teaching hospital, and Genesee County’s only Level I Trauma Center and Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and from an academic standpoint, having this ambulance is a win-win situation, since education, outreach and wellness are such important touch points of Hurley Medical Center, day in and day out. We are committed to teaching the next generation of clinical providers, and having this transport available for patients around the clock is a major step in that direction” says Michael Jaggi, DO, Chief, Emergency Medicine, Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer, Hurley Medical Center.
“Every year, Hurley’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the only one of its kind in Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties, cares for nearly 1,000 critically ill and premature babies. With this fragile population, seconds make all the difference. Having SPLASH on hand dedicated to transporting the smallest and youngest of Hurley’s patient population is simply a dream come true,” adds Aladdin Abdel-Rahman, MD, Medical Director, Hurley NICU.
Media Note: Please join us on July 26 at 10am, outside the main entrance of Hurley Children’s Hospital, located off Sixth Avenue in Flint for the unveiling of SPLASH. Interviews with physicians, nurses, and STAT EMS staff will be available. To RSVP, contact Ilene Cantor, Administrator, Marketing, Community and Public Relations at email@example.com.
Hurley Children’s Hospital provides outstanding patient and family centered care for our region’s youngest patients, including Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Oncology, a nationally recognized Asthma program, the region’s highest level Pediatric Trauma Center (Level II), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level III) and a separate dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room, along with a multitude of pediatric sub-specialties. Hurley Children’s Hospital maintains academic affiliations with Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College, Henry Ford Health System, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan-Detroit, caring for more than 20,000 pediatric patients annually.