If you have a child with asthma, you have come to the right place. One of the leaders in the state for asthma care, Hurley Medical Center has the only home-based asthma disease management program in the region. This means you are now part of a team: you, your child, your family, a Hurley Asthma Disease Case Manager, your child’s doctor and nurse, even teachers and coaches. All of us will work together to keep your child healthy and active and in school.

You might hear about the MATCH program: Managing Asthma Through Case management in the Home. This means that an Asthma Disease Case Manager will actually visit your house. She will work with you and your child to take away things that can trigger asthma. She will make sure your child is taking the right asthma medicine. She will meet with your child’s doctor and teacher and coach. She will go over your child’s Asthma Action Plan with them so they understand your child’s asthma and know what to do if there is a problem.

For more information, contact our Hurley Asthma Disease Manager:

Jennifer Paling, RN, AE-C
Hurley Asthma Disease Management
Genesee County Asthma Network

At Hurley, we feel it is important to teach people about asthma. That is why we go out into the community and talk to people at all kinds of places. We go to health fairs, schools, churches and synagogues, doctors’ offices, and community centers. If you would like one of our Asthma Disease Case Managers to come to an event, use the contact information above.

The Genesee County Asthma Network, directed by Jan Roberts, RN, is a team of many different people who want to reduce asthma in this community. Teachers, parents, pharmacists, doctors, and school nurses are all part of this network. Because it’s a team working together, it can get things that people with asthma need, such as beds, a new bathroom — even a new house. For more information about the Genesee County Asthma Network, use the information above to contact one of the Hurley Asthma Disease Managers.

To find resources (classes, health fairs, asthma screenings, support groups) in your community that can help you manage your asthma, or your child’s asthma, use the information above to contact one of the Hurley Asthma Disease Managers.

In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Genesee County Asthma Network and the Hurley Medical Center Asthma Clinical Outreach Program for their outstanding leadership in addressing environmental triggers as part of their comprehensive asthma care programs. Only five national organizations received this prestigious award.

In 2007, the Genesee County Childhood Asthma Task Force was honored by the EPA with a National Exemplary Award for Asthma Management. As the only county in the state of Michigan that showed a decrease in asthma morbidity and mortality, Genesee County and Hurley Medical Center are models for other asthma programs across the country.

In 2006, Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan Department of Community Health selected Hurley Medical Center as one of 23 Hometown Health Heroes in the state of Michigan. Hurley received this honor for working tirelessly to maintain and improve the health of its local community.

In 2005, Hurley Medical Center received the Ludwig Award from the Michigan Hospital Association for excellence in asthma education and support services for children.

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