Health care community helps Flint respond to emergency

January 24, 2016 - Crain's Detroit Business

But in late September, Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at Hurley Medical Center, a city-owned hospital in Flint, announced tests she conducted showed up to 9,000 children in Flint were being exposed to double and even triple the average blood lead levels from the water. A doctor-to-doctor conversation with Eden Wells, M.D., the chief medical executive with theMichigan Department of Health and Human Services, was the game changer that turned around the state's attitude, said Hanna-Attisha, who now is lead with the Michigan State University/Hurley Pediatric Public Health Initiative.