Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Plaza Building ground view 1.8.15

Housed within the new Plaza Building, the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center will be built upon the principles of Patient- and family-centered care.  Sparrow is committed to offering timely and convenient access to radiation, medical and surgical oncologists and a full range of clinical and family support services. The facility and programs are being designed with team medicine and Patient- and family engagement in mind.

The Herbert and Herman families

A New Cancer Center – a commitment to our community

Sparrowfoundation.org

 

Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit

Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit

Mary Free Bed at Sparrow floor plan

Construction crews have started working on the first phase of renovations for the $7-million Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit, a joint venture between Sparrow Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

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The project will expand the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Sparrow to 40 private Patient rooms and two therapy gymnasiums on the same floor to provide advanced rehabilitation care for Patients in the mid-Michigan region.

The unit will continue to provide intensive neurological, orthopedic, and stroke rehab care.

The first phase of renovations, including 30 of the 40 planned private Patient rooms, is expected to be finished by mid-2015. The remainder of the project is expected to be complete by early 2016.

Sparrow’s current inpatient rehabilitation unit is housed on two floors of the hospital. Mary Free Bed at Sparrow will combine all aspects of adult rehabilitation care and therapy in one convenient area.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has served the needs of children and adults since 1891 and today offers the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan. The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network includes relationships with leading acute care hospitals in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Muskegon. Visit MaryFreeBed.com for additional information.

Project stats:

  • 45,050 sq. ft.
  • $7M project budget
  • Construction start: December 2014
  • Estimated completion – Phase I: April/May 2015
  • Estimated completion – Phase II: May 2015
  • Estimated completion – Phase III: November 2015
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.

Helipad. check. Pharmacy ready to be stocked. check. Ribbon cutting? June 4

Helipad. check. Pharmacy ready to be stocked. check. Ribbon cutting? June 4

We’re just a little more than two weeks away from ribbon cutting at the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital.  Finishing touches like the helipad outside and painting the entrance are done and with the placement of the last pieces of equipment inside we’re ready to stock up for the exciting day.

Please save the date for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest hospital in Michigan!

Thursday, June 4| 1 p.m.
3565 S. State Road, Ionia

Sparrow breaks ground on the Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Sparrow breaks ground on the Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Plaza Cancer Center Groundbreaking 16

Today, Sparrow broke ground on the Sparrow Plaza, a new four-story building located centrally on the Sparrow Campus along Michigan Avenue.

Designed with the future in mind, this flexible space can easily be adapted to next-generation technologies and will be home to the new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center and other services as we streamline Patient care.

With the help of the Herbert and Herman families, organizations such as Women Working Wonders (W3) and partners like Auto-Owners Insurance, the Dart Foundation and MSU Federal Credit Union, we are creating a new space designed to support the unique collaborative teams of specialists at Sparrow – all in a new healthy, healing, and Patient-centered environment.

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A portion of the building will feature a Green Roof deck and an environmentally friendly design offering our visitors a healing garden view through the South windows. A central courtyard area to the north, generously funded through community support of W3, will provide a place for our Patients, visitors and Caregivers to rest and revitalize.

The project will also include a new multi-level parking structure adjacent to the Plaza Building adding approximately 600 parking spaces, providing greater accessibility for visitors and offering reserved parking for Cancer Center Patients.

Preliminary site preparation is underway and the project is expected to be complete in early 2017.

The Cancer Center campaign has raised more than $6.5 million in support of this project to date.  The naming of the new Cancer Center recognizes the gifts from the James and Judith Herbert Family of Lansing, and the James and Susan Herman Family of East Lansing. It represents one of the most significant contributions since founder Edward W. Sparrow donated $100,000 and the land upon which the main hospital still stands.

“A hospital is not only a place of treatment; a hospital is a community of caring,” said Stella Cash, Vice President of Development and Strategic Partnerships at Sparrow.  “At Sparrow, the very walls that we build, and the care that we provide within them, are testaments to the importance of giving and the deeply rooted value of philanthropy in our community’s history.”

Sparrow has undertaken a significant investment in the community, more than $285 million in construction and information technology projects over a five-year period, as we continue to transform care, implement best practices, and deliver nationally recognized care.  The philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and organizations is a valued part of these investments. To learn more, visit BuildingSparrow.org.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.

Sparrow achieves milestone with completion of Sparrow Tower

SSH Move 7The Sparrow Tower, the single largest commitment to improving health care in the region when it was built in 2008, has reached a key milestone as the new home for Sparrow Specialty Hospital, marking the completion of all 450,000-square-foot and full occupancy.

Sparrow Specialty Hospital (SSH), a long-term acute care hospital, relocated to the 8th Floor of the Sparrow Tower to improve the Patient experience and offer increased access to specialty services and ancillary support such as Neurology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, and more.

Caregivers, Physicians, community leaders and more gathered recently to celebrate the move. Guests were able to tour the new space, including 30 private Patient rooms, in advance of the Patient move.

This 30-bed “Hospital within a Hospital” is designed for medically complex and critically ill Patients who need intense, highly technical, extended medical care (25 days or longer) following treatment at a traditional acute care facility, outpatient care setting, or home setting.

Typical care provided at SSH includes post-surgical care such as wound management, complex respiratory and pulmonary care, ventilator management, weaning, and tracheotomy care, management of infectious disease, and coordination of care for multiple system failures.

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Interior build-out construction on floors 7 and 8 of the Sparrow Tower began in fall 2013. The 7th Floor opened in January 2015, adding 30 private Medical Surgical rooms for Patients who require an inpatient stay.

A $23.2-million Neurosciences Center opened on floors 9 and 10 in July 2013, including a dedicated EEG Monitoring room, and the Lansing Neurosurgery Learning Center to advance neurological education in our community.

At nearly 16,000 square feet, an expanded Surgical Center, adding 10 high-tech operating rooms and creating the largest, most advanced, surgical center in the region, opened in the lower level of the Tower in May 2014. The space also includes Sparrow’s first frozen specimen lab, located centrally within the Surgical Department, allowing for real-time diagnosis and intervention while the Patient is still in surgery.

As services have shifted to the Tower, it has allowed for renovations in other areas of the hospital, including the new Mary Free Bed at Sparrow Unit currently under construction. Phase I is expected to open in May of this year.

 

Sparrow breaks ground on new Gathering Place

Sparrow breaks ground on new Gathering Place

GP groundbreaking blog

(from left) Tom Bres, Joe Ruth, Michele Nikolai, Joe Douglas, Sam Clark (Clark Construction), Wally Wozniak

Sparrow today broke ground on the Sparrow Gathering Place – a modern and upscale dining area on the main campus of Sparrow Hospital that will help transform Michigan Avenue in Lansing.

At Sparrow, a major part of our efforts to transform care involves reconfiguring our facilities to meet the expectations of our Patients, their families, and our Caregivers for quality care in a healing environment. This effort extends beyond the bedside to include the entire experience while visiting Sparrow.

The new Gathering Place encompasses a 4,000-square-foot addition, along with 20,000 square feet of renovations, to create a place where Visitors, Patients and Caregivers can come together, relax and recharge.

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Offering fresh, quality cuisine, food stations, and mixed seating, this space will feature bright open spaces and a wall of glass with a view along Michigan Avenue.

Preliminary site preparation is underway and the Sparrow Gathering Place is expected to be complete by Summer 2016.

Sparrow’s Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) department is committed to good nutrition through fresh, wholesome food. More than 1,300 made-to-order Patient meals and 5,000 retail meals are served every day at Sparrow. The new Gathering Place will feature a demonstration kitchen to be used for a variety of cooking classes as part of existing nutrition education and other community programs.

Sparrow has undertaken a significant investment in the community, more than $285 million in construction and information technology projects over a five-year period, as we continue to transform care, implement best practices, and deliver nationally recognized care. To learn more, visitBuildingSparrow.org.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.

Sunrise over the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital… the finish line is in sight!

Check out this beautiful sunrise over the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital. Construction crews are busy laying floors and connecting electronics while outside the parking lots and walkways are hitting their final stages. Things are looking good for our June 2015 opening!

 

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place

At Sparrow, a major part of our efforts to transform care involves reconfiguring our facilities to meet the expectations of our Patients, their families, and our Caregivers for quality care in a healing environment. This effort extends beyond the bedside to include the entire experience while visiting Sparrow.

To improve the overall dining experience in the hospital, and create additional retail opportunities, we’re excited to announce that we will be relocating the cafeteria and creating The Gathering Place – a modern and upscale dining area at Sparrow Hospital.

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  • $9.9M project investment
  • 4,000 sq. ft. addition
  • 20,000 sq. ft. of renovation
  • Construction start: Spring 2015
  • Estimated completion: Summer 2016