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Pediatric asthma the topic of free community education dinner at SPMC

Summit Pacific Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer and emergency department physician Dr. William Hurley will be the guest speaker at this month’s community education dinner taking place at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the Kelsey Conference Room. Dr. Hurley, who also works at Harborview and the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, will be presenting on pediatric asthma. Childhood asthma is the leading cause of emergency department visits, hospitalizations and missed school.

Dr. Hurley’s presentation will discuss the causes and symptoms of childhood asthma and the steps to take if you suspect somebody you know may be suffering from this ailment. He will also share about different treatment options, attack triggers and how to make changes that will help your child avoid suffering from an unnecessary asthma attack. The medical center’s Café Salute will provide all participants free dinner.

Summit Pacific Medical Center hosts free community health education dinners on the fourth Friday of every month at 600 East Main St. in Elma. Participants do not need to register. All members of the community are encouraged to attend. For more information, please call SPMC at (360) 346-2250 or visit our website at