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.

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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

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!

 

Work begins on the finishing touches!

Work begins on the finishing touches!

The inside of Sparrow Ionia Hospital is taking shape as drywall gets painted and tiles go up.

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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