In brief

Hurley Children’s Hospital shares top spot in national contest

FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital, the only Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital in the region, and one of only four in Michigan, is one of two top winners of the CU Direct online contest. After a voting glitch and voting suspension today, the President & CEO of CU Direct, Tony Boutelle, has announced the top two vote getters will be each awarded $20,000.

“We are excited to announce that due to the overwhelming response and support from the credit union community to CU Direct’s 20 for 20 Campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the company has decided to donate $20,000 to the top two CMN Hospitals. With voting ending today, we are very pleased to announce that Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Hospital and Flint, Michigan’s Hurley Children’s Hospital, are the two winning hospitals, each receiving $20,000 from CU Direct. CU Direct would like to congratulate both hospitals on their tremendous support and participation in the campaign,” said Boutelle.

An additional $20,000 from Dr. Alan Klein, Pediatric Dentist and advisor to the Sheppy Dog Fund, brings Hurley’s total win from the contest to $40,000.

“This $40,000 will go directly to Hurley Children’s Hospital, enabling us to continue providing exceptional care for all pediatric patients,” said Hurley Foundation President Richard R. Warmbold.

“I am thrilled to be part of this exciting win for Hurley Children’s Hospital and its pediatric patients,” said Dr. Klein, who is a pediatric dentist on staff at Hurley. “By donating $20,000 on behalf of the Sheppy Dog Fund, I am helping support the vital services Hurley offers its youngest patients as the region’s only children’s hospital.”

The Donation will be awarded in January. The specific date, time and location of the donation presentation are yet to be determined. – G.G.

McLaren Breast Program approved by the NAPBC

FLINT — The McLaren Flint Breast Program, which encompasses McLaren Imaging Center and the McLaren Cancer Institute, has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

During the survey process, McLaren met all of the standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management (which includes radiology, pathology, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists), research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. Achieving NAPBC accreditation demonstrates McLaren’s firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

McLaren Imaging Center continues to also be a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence certified through the American College of Radiology.

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. – G.G.

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