At Hurley, we are steadfastly committed to the people of our community, from infants to seniors and everyone in between. More than a hospital, we are our community's partner.
That’s what we do best here at Hurley–partner with our community. We’re reaching out to our adults and children with diabetes education programs, injury prevention, weight loss programs, screenings for breast cancer and other chronic health issues, stop-smoking classes, and geriatric programs for seniors. We're focusing on men's health and nutrition and heart health and a host of other issues, as well as offering our community ways to grow their own food and have fun at the movies. Our goal is to tranforming the health of everyone in our community so they can lead safer, healthier lives.
At Hurley Medical Center, we take asthma very seriously and are doing everything we can to help fight it. In fact, we’re a leader in the state of Michigan for pediatric asthma care, with the only home-based Asthma Disease Management program in the region. To teach children and adults how to control their asthma, our Asthma Disease Managers go to health fairs, schools, churches and synagogues, doctors' offices, and community centers. An important link between the community and the hospital, they conduct asthma screening tests, show people how they can reduce asthma triggers, and teach them what to do during an asthma attack. If you would like one of our Asthma Disease Managers to visit your community, call (810) 262-9591 or (810) 262-6125.
The goal of Hurley's Injury Prevention and Safe Kids of Greater Flint programs is to reduce traumatic injuries in Genesee County and the surrounding area. Several times a week throughout the year, all across the region, our Injury Prevention staff manages Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection Stations where we inspect car seats, give recommendations, and in some cases, give out free or low cost seats. For the schedule of times and locations, click here.
Hurley Medical Center, the Alzheimers Association and Valley Area Agency on Aging are sponsoring free 2-hour classes held once a week for 6 weeks (March 1-April 5, 2012) for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Led by dementia care specialists, the classes provide participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase effective caregiving skills. Sessions are on Thursdays from 2-4pm at the Hurley Health Services Board Room, Hurley West Flint Campus, 1085 S. Linden Rd., Flint MI 48532 (in the small green glass building on Hurley’s West Campus).
Our diabetes education programs help you manage your diabetes yourself so you can be healthier. Our program is the largest in Genesee County and our classes are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and certified by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) as quality self-management diabetes education programs. We offer three different Diabetes Education Programs: Adult Diabetes Education Program at the Hurley Diabetes Center, Diabetes During Pregnancy Education Program and Pediatric Diabetes Education Program. For complete information, including diabetes resources and support groups, click here.
At Hurley, our goal is for you to be healthy. This includes being in good physical shape and at a healthy weight. Our experienced staff within the medical center and at all of our clinics – OB/GYN Clinic, Hurley Children’s Clinic, and Geriatric Services – are specially trained to help you get fit and lose weight. They can also guide you to the many exercise programs at Hurley Health and Fitness Center, the area’s only medically-based health and fitness facility, that offers advanced exercise technology, an experienced team of fitness professionals, and most importantly, access to specialists from Hurley’s full range of medical practices, including cardiology, orthopedics, and rehabilitation.
Directed by the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes, this family weight loss management program for 9-18 year olds focuses on getting them to move more and eat less. Children attend classes, as well as the person the child lives with or is responsible for them. Some sessions involve physical activity, while other sessions focus on discussions between the children, the responsible adult, and a Hurley pediatric psychologist or dietitian.
The purpose of the Hurley Community Garden, located near the medical center in Flint, is to provide access to fresh produce, to improve the neighborhood surrounding Hurley, to bring together volunteers who plant and harvest the garden, and to instill a sense of community. The garden is also a great way to educate our community about food, food sources and healthy living. To help fight hunger in our community, some of the produce from the garden is donated to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and to needy people who live within the community that Hurley serves.
At Hurley our goal is to transform the health of everyone in our region. We routinely go outside our walls and into our surrounding neighborhoods, participating in health fairs and expos. Our doctors and nurses visit schools, places of worship, community groups, libraries, professional organizations, and assisted-living facilities. They talk to people about their health, but just as importantly, they conduct much-needed screenings which can identify potential problems or conditions.
As the region’s leader in breast health and breast cancer treatment, the Hurley Breast Cancer Program is making that belief a reality by consistently providing the highest level of clinical breast cancer care and compassion for patients and their families. Hurley also provides a Breast Health Nurse Navigator Program, the only program of its kind in Genesee County. This extremely caring, highly-trained registered nurse provides breast cancer patients with the latest information and research, and connects them with resources for nutrition, lifestyle, emotional, and spiritual support, demonstrating Hurley’s commitment to providing patient- and family-centered care at a very stressful time in these patients’ lives.
The mission of the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is to improve the quality of life, health and health status of the communities served by Hurley Medical Center. By partnering with local groups, foundations, schools, and organizations, the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is making great strides in helping people control diabetes, lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, and live healthier lifestyles.
The area’s only medically-based health and fitness facility, Hurley Health and Fitness Center offers advanced exercise technology, an experienced team of fitness professionals, and most importantly, access to specialists from Hurley’s full range of medical practices, including cardiology, orthopedics, and rehabilitation.
Most injuries, accidents and fatalities occur because the people involved are not aware of safe habits and routines. The goal of Hurley's Injury Prevention and Safe Kids of Greater Flint programs is to reduce traumatic injuries in Genesee County and the surrounding area. To take this life-saving information out into the community, Hurley’s Injury Prevention team members are constantly reaching out to people who live in Flint and beyond, teaching them what they can do to prevent injuries. Partnering with schools, police and fire departments, community groups, car dealerships, and countless local businesses, Hurley’s Injury Prevention Programs are making great strides at promoting safe habits and keeping our community healthy.
Launched in January, 2012, Hurley Medical Center’s Men’s Health Initiative has been created to educate men and their families on the importance of men taking charge of their own health. Convincing men to seek medical attention as part of wellness, not sickness, is a main focus of the Initiative. Kicking off the yearlong effort was the African American Men’s Health Summit on February 25. More health and wellness seminars and health screenings will take place throughout the year, highlighted by the 1st annual Men’s Health Expo at Flint’s Atwood Stadium, featuring football standout Mark Ingram.
Hurley Medical Center kicked off its Men's Health Initiative with the African American Men's Health Summit held at Ebenezer Ministries in Burton on February 12, 2012. The free event attracted approximately 100 men and provided health screenings for cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, vision and dental. The African American Men's Health Summit was part of Hurley's new Men's Health Initiative that centers around transforming the health of men in Genesee County.
At Hurley Medical Center,our goal is to keep older adults healthy, active and independent for as long as possible. Our staff and services are uniquely sensitive to the special needs and health concerns of seniors. Our Hurley geriatricians provide thorough medical evaluations and offer recommendations on how lifestyle and medications may affect an individual’s health. Medical screenings for cancer and other health conditions also are available.
Smoking is one of the worst habits a person can have and is a major contributor to the leading causes of death, including stroke, heart disease, and cancer. If you smoke and would like to stop, we can help. Here at Hurley, there are several Freedom From Smoking (FFS) programs to help you stop smoking. For the Freedom From Smoking Community Cessation Program, call (810) 262-7184. For Hurley Medical Center employees, call the HMC Employee Telephonic Quitline at (888) 642-5566 or the Health First Employee Wellness Department at (810) 262-7184.