Message From Our CEO to Children and Families
Hurley Medical Center Board of Managers Appoints Melany Gavulic, RN, MBA to President and Chief Executive Officer
We are pleased to announce that the Hurley Board of Managers voted unanimously to appoint Melany Gavulic, RN, MBA to serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Hurley Medical Center, effective April 23, 2012. The Board's approval of a new, permanent President and CEO was the result of a collaborative discussion process. Before this appointment, Melany served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Hurley Medical Center.
Melany Gavulic, RN, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hurley Medical Center
A wealth of health care experience
“Hurley Medical Center is a very special place to me. At Hurley, we are dedicated to consistently providing outstanding patient and family centered care to our patients, around the clock. I am proud to lead this organization, and strive to carry out our strategic initiatives that will enable Hurley to continue providing groundbreaking, state of the art technology, treatment and compassionate care for the people of Genesee County and beyond,” says Gavulic.
Prior to this appointment, Melany served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Hurley Medical Center, where she was responsible for operations, nursing and all patient care services. As SVP and COO, Melany has taken steps to strengthen our clinical service lines, as well as, collaborating with Dr. Jaggi, our Chief Medical Officer, to increase physician satisfaction.
Melany has also served as Vice President of Procedural and Ambulatory Services at Hurley, with executive level responsibility for Surgical Services, Pediatric, Obstetric and Adult Ambulatory Clinics, along with Trauma Services, Radiology, Bariatric, and Orthopedic service lines, to name just a few. Melany has a wealth of health care experience, assuming leadership roles within our organization over the last 14 years. As a results oriented professional with a proven track record of collaborative working relationships with physicians, staff, colleagues, and external customers, she has been successful in developing and facilitating teams that have positively impacted quality outcomes, demonstrated performance improvement, enhanced delivery of services and accomplished various departmental goals, day in and day out.
Melany is a proven leader with an outstanding management style that helps everyone work together and raise the bar of performance. She is consistently striving to help Hurley bring quality health care to the residents of our community and beyond.
Melany holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kettering University, a Nursing degree from Mott Community College and an MBA from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care: a new way of delivering health care
Healthcare is changing, and the needs of our Hurley community are changing too. That’s why we have created a highly innovative patient- and family-centered medical center built with our community to better serve our patients and their families.
A history of caring for the people of our community
From its very beginning over 100 years ago, Hurley Medical Center has devoted itself to bringing innovative, leading-edge technology and medical services to Flint and Genesee County. Hurley is owned by the city of Flint and as a result, plays a very critical role in our community.
Every day, we care for the sick and injured, regardless of their ability to pay. We provide state-of-the art medical services, outstanding leadership, and highly trained physicians and nurses—which together, deliver exceptional patient experiences.
The leading specialized care center throughout mid-Michigan
Our mission is to ensure that we are always ready when someone faces a serious injury, complex illness, or high risk condition. In 2012, we will open the Paul F. Reinhart Emergency Trauma Center, a state-of-the-art emergency complex. Our Center for Joint Replacement, Burn Unit, and programs for breast cancer, diabetes education, and asthma management are all nationally recognized.
At Hurley, children are a priority.
As the region’s undisputed leader in caring for babies and children, we have the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Area, and Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine. In 1991, Hurley Medical Center was invited to join the national network of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals because we provide the very best care for sick and injured children. We have one of only six board-certified child abuse specialists in the state. And every year, our Injury Prevention program checks and replaces car seats, distributes thousands of free bike helmets and smoke detectors, and helps prevent teenage arson.
Transforming our community's health
While Hurley Medical Center is known far and wide as the best place to go when you are sick or seriously injured, one of our major goals is to keep people out of the hospital. The disease-prevention specialists of our Hurley Center for Health Outcomes educate our community about how to manage or even prevent diabetes, obesity, smoking, and cardiovascular disease.
Courtesy, caring, and compassion, now and always
As we look ahead and anticipate the coming changes in health care, Hurley is exploring new ways to provide our community with the care and ‘Better Medicine’ they need, such as using new EPIC electronic medical records that makes patients’ health records accessible to them online. But even as the world of health care continues to change in ways not even dreamed of a few years ago, our guiding philosophy at Hurley Medical Center has not changed: Touching Lives through Better Medicine.
Today, tomorrow, and beyond, all of us at Hurley Medical Center remain steadfastly committed to our patients, their families, and our communities, and to living out our core values of courtesy, caring, and compassion.