Obesity in Children
At Hurley Medical Center, our goal is for your child to be healthy, which includes being at a healthy weight.
Our experienced staff within the medical center and at Hurley Children’s Clinic is specially trained to help your child lose weight. They can also guide you and your child to Hurley’s many weight loss-related programs.
Weight loss and nutrition counseling go hand in hand. Hurley’s Nutrition Services has twelve full-time registered dietitians on staff to counsel and educate both inpatients and outpatients about healthy eating and cooking habits and how to lose weight.
Hurley Health and Fitness Center (HHFC)
In addition to providing general fitness and exercise opportunities to the community and Hurley employees, families, and patients, Hurley Health and Fitness Center is the area’s only medically-based health and fitness facility. Located on South Saginaw Street a few miles from Hurley Medical Center, HHFC offers advanced exercise technology, an experienced team of fitness professionals, and most importantly, access to specialists from Hurley’s full range of medical practices, including cardiology, respiratory therapy, orthopedics, diabetes and arthritis.
To help your child get fit and lose weight, HHFC offers a full range of one-on-one as well as group sessions with a personal trainer utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, a 1/8 mile indoor track and a 25-yard pool. Swimming lessons are also available for children as young as 6 months. For more information, call (810) 262-2200 or click here.
Hurley’s Pediatric Diabetes Education Program
Being obese often brings about diabetes, a serious disease that is especially common in Genesee County. To help children manage their diabetes, the Hurley Diabetes Center offers excellent pediatric diabetes education classes.
Hurley Medical Center’s diabetes education program is the largest in Genesee County, offering classes for adults, children, and pregnant women.These programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and certified by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) as quality self-management diabetes education programs.
Hurley Center for Health Outcomes
The mission of the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is to improve the quality of life, health and health status of the communities served by Hurley Medical Center. By partnering with local groups, foundations, schools, and organizations, the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is making great strides in helping people–especially children–control diabetes, lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, and live healthier lifestyles.
For a complete listing of all of the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes health-related and weight loss programs, click here or call (810) 262-2310.
If your child is morbidly obese or has other chronic weight-related conditions, one alternative is bariatric surgery. At the Hurley Bariatric Center, we recognize that weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone, and that each of our patients is unique with their own personal story and goals. That’s why our team of highly-skilled bariatric surgeons partner with patients of all ages to help them choose a custom-tailored plan that’s right for them for successful, sustained weight loss. We provide pre- and post-surgical emotional support, nutrition and exercise counseling, and all the information patients need to make this life-changing decision, as well as 24-hour post-surgical care by our expert surgeons and staff.
If you are interested in knowing more about bariatric surgery at the Hurley Bariatric Center, please click here to register for an FREE upcoming seminar, view the complete schedule of seminars, or to inquire about our surgical options.