FLINT – Lt. Jeff Neville is lucky to be alive, and now he wants to give back. As of last Friday, it’s been announced that Neville has been named as the ambassador for the Hurley Foundation’s 33rd Annual Trauma Center Golf Classic.
On June 21, 2017, while working as a police officer at Bishop International Airport, he suffered life threatening wounds from a suspect yielding a 12-inch knife. Neville was transported to Hurley Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Center, the only one of its kind in the region. Neville received surgery and upwards of 50 stitches during his stay at Hurley. He was discharged June 26, 2017.
“I had a truly amazing recovery, life-changing and life-saving experience at Hurley,” said Neville. “I received exceptional care that changed my life. I feel truly blessed that Hurley Medical Center was here. My son received life-saving care here in Hurley’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, so our entire family knows what a vital and outstanding healthcare provider Hurley is, and how they serve our community with the utmost in care and compassion on a 24/7 basis. Without Hurley’s Trauma Center, I don’t believe I’d be alive today.”
“Hurley Medical Center is proud to be the premier public teaching hospital and the region’s only Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in the region, caring for critically ill adults and children, around the clock. Hurley strives to continuously provide the best possible cutting-edge technology and outcomes for our patients. It is proof of our ongoing commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in trauma care, 24/7. The funds raised at the Hurley Trauma Golf Classic will allow us to continue treating patients in the most exceptional patient and family centered care possible,” adds Leo Mercer, MD, FACS, FCCM, Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Hurley Medical Center.
On Mon., Sept. 11, the Hurley Foundation will hold its 33rd 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, Lt. Neville will be the Trauma Ambassador and guest of honor during the evening portion of the benefit. For ticket, donation and sponsorship information please contact Elizabeth Wenstrom Williams at the Hurley Foundation at 810.262.7005 or EWillia4@hurleymc.com
Hurley’s Trauma Center admits over 1,500 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.