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.

Surgical Expansion nearly complete

As we wrap up Phase I of our Surgical Expansion, adding an additional 10 operating rooms, bringing us to 18 modern ORs and creating the largest, most advanced, surgical center in the region, we wanted to share some photos that show just how far we’ve come in the last 12 months.

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Emergency Room entrance on the move

One of the first improvements that is visible starts in late-July with the temporary relocation of the Sparrow Main Emergency room entrance.

Visitors and Patients can continue to park in the parking deck, and directional signage will lead you to the new entrance just inside the main lobby of the hospital.

This change, expected to last six months, is due to construction in the parking deck as we consolidate and expand our OR services, bringing you the most advanced surgical services in mid-Michigan.