Laying the foundation for a healthy future

Laying the foundation for a healthy future

With every passing day big changes are apparent in the construction on the main campus along Michigan Avenue.  Initial site prep has been completed and the crews have started work to lay the foundations for the new Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center.

Across the street, they are well underway with the foundation for the new Sparrow Gathering Place too!

Sparrow breaks ground on new  Sparrow Health Center Lansing

Sparrow breaks ground on new Sparrow Health Center Lansing

Sparrow broke ground on the Sparrow Health Center Lansing, an all-new campus that will expand access to primary care, provide senior health services, and offer streamlined and comprehensive care in one convenient location.

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The new Sparrow Health Center Lansing will be located on the grounds of the former Medical-Dental building at 2909 E. Grand River Avenue, just west of US-127 in Lansing Township.

The 70,000-square-foot building will house a drive-thru Pharmacy, Laboratory, Endoscopy, Diagnostic Imaging including CT, Ultrasound, Mammography, MRI and more in addition to three Sparrow Medical Group practices.

At Sparrow, a major part of our efforts to transform care involves reconfiguring our facilities to meet the expectations of our Patients and their families for quality care in a healing environment. By combining a range of services into one facility our Patients can see their physician and get follow-up care such as Radiology or prescriptions, all in one visit to one location.  This not only improves the Patient experience, but also helps to ensure easy access to necessary follow-up care, ensuring a better health outcome.

Preliminary site preparation is underway and the Sparrow Health Center Lansing is expected to be complete in 2017.

Sparrow has undertaken a significant investment in the community, with 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 services.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.

Sparrow Ionia moves into the new hospital, sees first Patients

Sparrow Ionia moves into the new hospital, sees first Patients

Over the weekend the final moves took place and the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital opened for Patients on the morning of Sunday, June 14, 2015. You can find us at 3565 S. State Road (M-66), just south of the Ionia County Airport.

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Sparrow celebrates grand opening of new Sparrow Ionia Hospital

Sparrow celebrates grand opening of new Sparrow Ionia Hospital

Sparrow today celebrated the grand opening of the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital, the first new hospital in the mid-Michigan region in decades.

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Sitting on 43 acres at 3565 S. State Road (M-66), just south of the Ionia County Airport, the all-new, state-of-the-art 65,000-square-foot critical access hospital features 18 all-private inpatient rooms.  It replaces the current Sparrow Ionia Hospital, which was originally built in 1953.

The hospital also offers outpatient services including a Chemotherapy and Infusion Lab, General and Fluoroscopy Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, CT, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound and Bone Density, an Emergency Department with private Patient rooms, triage area, two trauma rooms, a Surgery Department with two operating rooms, administrative offices and board room, a cafeteria and a community education center.

The $25 million project, which broke ground in October 2013, was built to LEED-certification standards as Sparrow moves to be a better steward of our resources while creating healing environments for our Patients.

“Having a state-of-the-art facility that draws talented new Physicians to the area is an important piece in a thriving community,” said Bill Roeser, President and CEO of Sparrow Ionia Hospital. “I’m excited for what this new hospital means for providing access to the latest technology and nationally recognized care for the residents of Ionia County now and long into the future.”

The grand opening ceremony included a keynote address by Ionia Mayor Dan Balice, and taped messages from Gov. Rick Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, a native of Ionia County, and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

“We are in the midst of a time of exciting change at Sparrow – growing, increasing our capacity, expanding our services, and extending our reach to care for our Patients throughout the region,” said Dennis Swan, Sparrow President and CEO. “Our success is a direct reflection of the faith people have placed in Sparrow to care for their families.”

Sparrow has undertaken a significant investment in the region, 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, visit BuildingSparrow.org.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.

General Motors donates SUV to Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit

General Motors donates SUV to Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit

Patients at the Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit will now be able to practice getting in and out of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) donated by General Motors and time and supplies given by mid-Michigan businesses.

“We are thrilled to be able to donate a Lansing-built Chevrolet Traverse to a community that has been home to General Motors for more than 100 years,” said Lansing Regional Plant Manager Mike Trevorrow. “We are committed to giving back to the communities that are home to our facilities and employees.”

Staff from Feldman’s Bout Kouts Chevrolet donated hundreds of man hours to disassemble the Traverse, cut it down to four pieces at their body shop and reassemble the vehicle inside a therapy gym at Mary Free Bed at Sparrow, housed on the sixth floor of Sparrow Hospital.

“I am amazed and proud of my team,” said Dick Iding, Dealer Principal, Feldman’s Bud Kouts Chevrolet. “They came together and worked hard with pride to do something really good for Sparrow and the people of mid-Michigan.”

Watch a video of the project from start to finish!

GlassMasters of Portland, FinishMaster, Bannasch Welding, NAPA Auto Parts, Mid-States Bolt & Screw, Harbor Freight Tools, Wood’s Okemos Marathon Towing, and Granger Construction also graciously donated time and supplies.

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An open house was held Wednesday, May 27, to thank the individuals and businesses involved.

“The Traverse creates an opportunity for our Patients to successfully practice using a vehicle during therapy,” said Kris Tennant, Director of Mary Free Bed at Sparrow. “This has been a wonderful partnership that transforms care for our Patients and benefits the greater needs of the mid-Michigan region.”

The first phase of renovations for the Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit are complete and private Patient rooms open for Patients on Monday, June 1.

The remainder of the project is expected to be complete by early 2016.

Mary Free Bed at Sparrow is a joint venture between Sparrow Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The project expands 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 provides intensive neurological, orthopedic, and stroke rehab care.

Sparrow’s former inpatient rehabilitation unit was housed on two floors of the hospital. Mary Free Bed at Sparrow combines 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.

Groundwork for Gathering Place underway

Groundwork for Gathering Place underway

The first visible signs of construction on the new Sparrow Gathering Place have appeared.

Over the last couple of weeks interior demolition and renovations have started as we prepare for the new location of the Sparrow Gift shop.  More visible work has begun outside along Michigan Avenue where utility relocation is underway in preparation for basement excavation which will begin in early June.  Stay tuned!

 

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