Hurley Benefit Ball “Passport to the World” celebrates many cultures

GENESEE COUNTY — Hurley Medical Center’s 32nd Annual Benefit Ball on March 2 celebrated a “Passport to the World” theme and the many countries and cultures represented at Hurley.

More than 400 people attended the elegant evening at Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint, which included the finest in dining, dancing, entertainment and an “out of this world” silent auction.

All proceeds raised will go to the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Program, a geriatric-specific model of care for older patients that require hospitalization. ACE provides a geriatric-friendly environment that focuses on safety, management of geriatric syndromes and prevention of the loss of physical and mental abilities.

“The program enables older hospitalized adults to recover in an environment prepared with their special needs in mind,” said Angela Mitchell, BSN, MS, CNML, Service Line Administrator, Hurley Medical Center.

“Hurley is the only Medical Center in the region to have an ACE Program and to have gained senior-friendly status from the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing,” she said.

This year’s Hurley Benefit Ball was attended by three Ambassadors: Barbara Branch, BSN, RN of Burton, a cardiac patient; Robert Roden of Tawas, a trauma patient; and Janice Pike of Flint, an orthopedic patient.

If you were unable to attend the Ball and would like to make a donation, please contact The Hurley Foundation at (810) 262-9399 or — Rhonda S. Sanders

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