FLINT (WJRT) (2/20/2018) - Work is under way on a new treatment room for physically and sexually abused children at Hurley Children's Hospital, which accepted donations totaling $75,000 on Tuesday.
The largest donation toward the project came from the Vote for Miracles campaign, in which Hurley beat several other hospitals for a $50,000 top prize.
Dr. Alan Klein's Sheppy Dog Fund matched that with $20,000 and Elga Credit Union contributed another $5,000 toward the project.
Hurley sees about 2,000 abused children every year and they all end up in the Emergency Department, where nurses say the atmosphere can be overwhelming.
"Now that the children have the ability to have a room separate from the ER department, where they can have a private exam and a child-friendly room, it means amazing things to the restoration and healing process for these children," said Claudnyse Holloman, executive director of the Weiss Advocacy Center.
Hurley expects the treatment room to be available in a couple months.