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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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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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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Sparrow dedicates new, expanded Surgical Center

Sparrow celebrated the dedication of our newly expanded Surgical Center, which adds 10 high-tech operating rooms and creates the largest, most advanced, surgical center in the region.
In all, Sparrow has 18 of the high-tech suites.

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“Building this new first-class arena provides the latest state-of-the-art technology while centralizing the majority of our OR suites in one location. This enables us to improve workflow, utilize best practices, and ultimately improve Patient care and the overall Patient experience,” states Barb McQuillan, Director, Sparrow Surgical Services. “Our center will continue to expand with the goal to provide the leading surgical services for our community.”
At nearly 16,000 square feet, the newly expanded Surgical Center is more than double the size of the previous space. Design highlights include:

  • The new state-of-the-art OR suites incorporate space-saving equipment booms providing a central, standardized location for primary equipment and streamlining the OR for all service lines.
  • New high-definition touch screen monitors, the latest LED precision lighting, and flooring designed to provide support and reduce fatigue during surgical procedures combine to provide a safer work environment for our Caregivers, and enhanced Patient care.
  • 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.
  • Additional renovations, occurring in phases, will include Pre- and Post- Surgical areas, Central Sterile Supply and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit.

The nearly $15 million project represents a significant investment in the community and part of more than $250 million in construction projects Sparrow has undertaken in the last three years as we continue to transform care, implement best practices, and deliver nationally recognized care.

Sparrow Specialty Hospital celebrates a newly renovated facility and 10 years of providing long-term acute care for our community

On Thursday, March 6, we celebrated a newly renovated facility and 10 years of providing long-term acute care for our community.

Sparrow Specialty Hospital continues the healing process by offering a multidisciplinary team approach, including Nurses, Specialty Physicians, Case Managers, Nutritional Services, Pharmacy, Therapy, and more, to meet the complex needs of Patients requiring long-term acute care.

Sparrow initially brought this service to our community back in 2004 and we’re thankful for the Caregivers and nearly 3,000 Patients and families who have been a part of our journey so far.

The improvements at SSH are just one of many Sparrow projects that have resulted in more than $250 million reinvested back into our community over the last three years.

A look at the before.  And now a look at the “after”:

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