Sparrow Clinton Hospital celebrates new Emergency facility

Sparrow Clinton Hospital celebrates new Emergency facility

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Community and Sparrow leaders officially “cut the ribbon” today on a new Emergency Services facility at Sparrow Clinton Hospital during the first of three special celebrations that allowed donors, Caregivers and the public to visit and tour the new site.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital opens its new, state-of-the-art Emergency Services Department Wednesday, Aug. 6, making quality emergency care even easier to access in Clinton County.

“It’s a beautiful, modern emergency facility built with the outstanding support of our community,” says Ed Bruun, President and CEO of Sparrow Clinton Hospital. “This vital improvement in emergency services will allow us to continue to provide the people of St. Johns and its surrounding communities with immediate, local health care when care is most needed.”

SCH Emergency Services serves more than 14,000 patients each year, and that number is growing. At 9,935 square feet, the new facility is three times the size of the old emergency department.

This $5.7-million project was funded in part by $2.2-million in community donations, including a $600,000 gift from the Alice Jumper Estate.

From private high-tech treatment rooms to innovative methods to ensure Patient flow, the new ER is designed to maintain and enhance the quality of care with comfortable, first-class accommodations for Patients and families.

Features include eight private rooms and two trauma treatment rooms as well as an exclusive lobby, a family conference room, an observation room where Patients can wait for test results, a centralized nursing station, and a decontamination treatment area.

The new Emergency entrance off Oakland Street will be open 24 hours.

Patients will no longer access emergency services through the Sturgis Street entrance. As of Aug. 6, that entry will be dedicated to Patients seeking outpatient procedures and laboratory services, and inpatient hospital visitors. The Sturgis Street entrance will be closed and locked during evening hours. It will be open Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This new emergency services facility is one of many Sparrow renovations that have resulted in more than $250 million reinvested in the region over the last three years.

Sparrow Clinton state-of-the-art Emergency Services Department

Sparrow Clinton state-of-the-art Emergency Services Department

At 9,935 square feet, the new facility is three times the size of the existing emergency department.
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Design highlights include:

  • Eight private treatment rooms: one of which is a decontamination/isolation room and two of which are designed to meet needs of children
  • Two designated trauma rooms for treatment of life-threatening emergencies
  • A designated triage room
  • An observation room with reclining chairs
  • A family consultation room for private conversations with physicians
  • A spacious, comfortable Lobby expressly for emergency patients
  • A centralized Patient Care Coordination Center nursing station
  • A separate patient entrance with covered drive-through for dropping off and picking up patients
  • A separate, covered ambulance entrance
  • A private decontamination entrance for health situations involving hazardous materials

Project stats:

  • 9,935 sq. ft.
  • $5.7M project
  • Construction start: August 2013
  • Estimated completion: June 2014
Sparrow Ionia Replacement Hospital

Sparrow Ionia Replacement Hospital

All new, state-of-the-art hospital with 22 Patient rooms, outpatient services including Chemo and Infusion Lab, X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, Emergency Department with private patient rooms, triage area and two trauma rooms, Surgery Department with 2 ORs, Administrative offices cafeteria and education center.

Ionia rendering 8.2013 a

Ionia rendering 8.2013 b

Project stats:

  • 65,000 sq. ft.
  • $25M project budget
  • Construction start: Fall 2013
  • Estimated completion: Spring 2015

Attention! We’re building better care

At Sparrow, our commitment to providing the best Patient care includes facilities that promote healing and good health.

A series of new construction and renovation projects, both on and off campus, are underway to integrate cutting edge technology, modern facilities, and convenient locations to better meet the changing needs of our community.

This website, buildingsparrow.org, has been developed to allow Caregivers, Patients and visitors to follow our progress to build a healthy future.  Here you’ll find the latest updates, photos, and information on accessing Sparrow services affected by construction.

One of the first improvements that will affect Patient and Caregiver access starts in mid-July with the temporary relocation of the Sparrow Main Emergency room entrance. This change, expected to last six months, is due to construction in the parking deck as we consolidate and expand our OR services.

Other projects underway at this time include completion of the Sparrow Neurosciences Center on Tower floors 9 & 10, the build-out of Tower floors 7 & 8, construction of a new Grand Ledge Ambulatory building, an addition to the Sparrow Clinton ER, and construction of a replacement hospital in Ionia.

Our work to build a healthy future will span several years, so be sure to follow new developments and improvements right here at buildingsparrow.org.

Final beam placed at Sparrow Ionia

Caregivers gathered to watch the final beam placed in the the construction of the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital.  The last beam, covered in signatures from Caregivers, community members, and donors, will support the ambulance entrance to the hospital.

Recycling an integral part of construction at Sparrow Ionia site

Recycling an integral part of construction at Sparrow Ionia site

Recent photos from the Sparrow Ionia Construction site highlight our progress on the first new hospital in the mid-Michigan region in decades.

The new hospital is being built to LEED-certification standards as Sparrow moves to be better stewards of our resources while creating healing environments for our Patients. Construction materials and waste are sorted on site by type for proper disposal and recycling.

Caregivers sign beam for new Sparrow Ionia Hospital

Caregivers sign beam for new Sparrow Ionia Hospital

Caregivers at Sparrow Ionia Hospital gathered for a picnic on Aug. 7 and had the chance to leave their mark on the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital currently under construction.  One of the final beams to be placed is making appearances at several upcoming events giving Caregivers and the community the opportunity to sign their name to a piece of history.

Construction is moving along this summer with exciting changes as we move toward the Spring 2015 opening.  This project is one of many Sparrow renovations that have resulted in more than $250 million reinvested in the region over the last three years.

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Visible construction starts for new Sparrow Ionia Replacement Hospital

After the long winter and lots of ground work, we are finally starting to see some construction progress on the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital. Portions of the concrete foundation and steel support beams started going into place the first week of July.

The all new, state-of-the-art hospital will feature 22 Patient rooms, outpatient services including Chemo and Infusion Lab, X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, Emergency Department with private patient rooms, triage area and two trauma rooms, Surgery Department with 2 ORs, Administrative offices , a cafeteria and education center.

The $25M project broke ground in October 2013 and is expected to be completed in the Spring 2015.

 

Sparrow celebrates renovations, rededicates Children’s Center Teen Lounge

Sparrow today celebrated a grand re-opening and dedication of our newly renovated Teen Lounge in the Sparrow Children’s Center.

The lounge was originally established in 1988 by the family of a teen who passed after spending countless days and nights in the Sparrow Children’s Center. Now, thanks to the generous support of High 5ive – The Drew Stanton Foundation and Lexus of Lansing, a fresh new age-appropriate “hang-out” offers a place for our older Children’s Center Patients to feel like a normal teenager.  Read more about the dedication ceremony,  and see some of the “before” photos.

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