Sparrow breaks ground on new Gathering Place

Sparrow breaks ground on new Gathering Place

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(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.

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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!

 

Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

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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

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Sparrow Plaza Building

Sparrow Plaza Building

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A new level in Patient care

The new four-story Plaza Building, located centrally on the Sparrow Campus, will house an expanded Cancer Center and other ancillary services to streamline Patient care. Designed with the future in mind, this flexible space can easily be adapted to next-generation technologies as they emerge.

A central courtyard in front of the Plaza Building will add green space along Michigan Avenue and provide a place for our Patients, visitors and Caregivers to rest and revitalize.

Adjacent to the Plaza Building, a new multi-level parking structure will add approximately 600 new parking spaces, providing greater accessibility for visitors. A dedicated second floor entrance with reserved parking for Cancer Center Patients, is just one of the many steps we’re taking to create a Patient-centered, healing environment. At Sparrow, the needs of the Patient must always come first, every step of the way.

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Project stats:

  • Construction start: Spring 2015
  • Estimated completion – Early 2017
Sparrow Ionia from the inside out

Sparrow Ionia from the inside out

Field report – the inside of the new Sparrow Ionia hospital is coming along nicely with walls going into place and drywall prepped for paint.  Here’s a look from the inside out with views of the snowy countryside beyond. Not too long before the snow melts and the new hospital opens!

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A bird’s eye view of construction at Sparrow Ionia

A bird’s eye view of construction at Sparrow Ionia

Check out these great shots captured on Oct. 5 by a University of Michigan Survival Flight crew as they passed over the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital.

 

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