Hurley Medical Center to Open Michigan’s First Trauma Recovery Center

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Michigan is the third state to implement a groundbreaking model established at San Francisco General Hospital in California.

FLINT – Hurley Medical Center is proud to announce the establishment of Michigan’s first Trauma Recovery Center (TRC). The TRC assists victims of crime to help them meet their own needs as they transition from the hospital to long-term recovery.

In year one of what is planned to be a multi-year initiative, funded by Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, Hurley will hire staff, and refine the TRC’s scope of services while solidifying collaborative partnerships with other local service organizations. When fully implemented, Hurley’s TRC will follow and care for victims throughout their hospital stay and post hospital experience, providing them a familiar face to associate with during a time where they have been uprooted from everything in their lives. The TRC is being developed in collaboration and with the support of national partners including the Alliance for Safety and Justice, the University of California San Francisco, and local partners.

“We are proud to be the only Level I Trauma Center, providing the highest level of care available, in the region comprising Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties,” commented Michael Jaggi, DO, FACP, FACEP, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Hurley Medical Center. “Unfortunately, many Hurley patients enter the hospital as a victim of crime. Their needs sometimes extend beyond the medical care we excel at providing. As such, having the state’s first Trauma Recovery Center in Michigan, along with deploying the resources and comprehensive care necessary, would help us to expand the already high level of care patients and their loved ones can expect and count on, from Hurley. Victims inside Hurley’s TRC would have the most personalized attention, which goes beyond medical service provision during their time here, as they would have a specialized and dedicated staff member to assist in meeting their varied and individual needs, around the clock.”

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