Sparrow opens Williamston medical practice, providing quality care close to home

Sparrow opens Williamston medical practice, providing quality care close to home

Sparrow is celebrating the grand opening of Sparrow Medical Group (SMG) Williamston, a family practice that will provide quality healthcare close to home for Williamston residents and surrounding communities.

The new family practice has two full-time Physicians, Donald Setter, D.O., and Dorothea Edmunds, D.O., and a complement of medical assistants.

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SMG Williamston opened to Patients on Tuesday, Sept. 27. It is located at 301 Williamston Center Road, near the corner of Williamston and Linn roads. Patients can call 517.655.5977 to schedule an appointment.

“Primary care is important to the overall health of the population. Sparrow has invested significantly in expanding primary care access and establishing a medical home for our Patients, including this new practice in Williamston,” said Joe Ruth, Sparrow Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “As an extension of primary care, Sparrow also has three Urgent Care centers and four FastCare clinics who, like our SMG practices in Williamston, use the MySparrow electronic record. This means better care coordination between the Primary Care Physician (PCP) and the Clinic when a Patient seeks care outside of their PCP’s normal office hours.”

Said Dr. Setter: “We hope this new practice will show the Williamston and surrounding communities how committed we are to improving their health by providing quality healthcare services at a location that will be close to home, and thus more convenient to access. Through SMG Williamston and other Sparrow services in the area including pharmacy, medical supply and outpatient rehabilitation, Sparrow will continue to strive to offer the best in care and Patient experience for this community.”

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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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Teen Lounge Renovations

Teen Lounge Renovations

On any given day, there are between 15-40 children being cared for in the Sparrow Children’s Center. Approximately 25 percent of these children are 13 years of age or older.

While the Sparrow Children’s Center offers the specialized care they need, the space, designed with our littlest Patients in mind, can leave them feeling out of place at a time when they most want to fit in.

A Teen Lounge was originally established at Sparrow based on the vision of Brian Nichols, a 15 yr. old with Hodgkin’s Disease. Brian spent many days and nights at Sparrow surrounded by wagons, stuffed animals, and playrooms filled with toys – things that helped the younger children feel more comfortable. What he wished for was a place to help him feel like a normal teenager.

After his passing in 1988, his family and friends established The Brian Nichols Memorial Golf Outing and used the proceeds to fund the Brian Nichols Teen Lounge at Sparrow. As time has passed, our teens, and our technology, have evolved, but the space until now, has not. See some “before” photos.

Sparrow’s commitment to providing the best Patient care means providing facilities that meet the needs of our Patients. So today, working with our Parent Advisory Council and our Pediatric Caregivers, we are reimagining the Teen Lounge.

A complete renovation to the Teen Lounge, with the help of High 5ive – The Drew Stanton Foundation and Lexus of Lansing, will provide a more age appropriate “hang-out” for our older Children’s Center Patients stocked with new lounge furniture, computers, and the latest technology in TVs, gaming and audio systems. See some “after” photos.

We’re creating a space, away from the hospital bed, where teens can feel at home even when they are struggling to understand a new diagnosis or preparing for the next round of treatment. A place for them to have some independence, watch a movie with friends, take a deep breath.

• Approximately 180 sq. ft.
• Generously funded by a $50,000 investment
• Construction start: October 2013
• Estimated completion: May 2014

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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Sparrow Specialty Hospital Renovations

At Sparrow, our commitment to providing the best Patient care means providing facilities that meet the needs of our community.

New renovations to SSH will provide a more peaceful and healing environment for our Patients and their families during their extended stay.

A look at the “before”:

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Sparrow Specialty Hospital (SSH), a 36-bed acute care hospital specializing in Patients who require a 25-day or longer length of stay in a hospital setting, opened on the Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus 10 years ago as the region’s first long-term acute care hospital.

More than 40 percent of SSH Patients are able to transition directly to home, while others require additional rehabilitation once their acute care needs have been met.

Sparrow Specialty Hospital 

  • 36 bed acute care hospital
  • 10,000 sq. ft.
  • Construction start: Summer/Fall 2013
  • Estimated completion: Early 2014
Cancer Center Parking Deck resurfacing complete

Cancer Center Parking Deck resurfacing complete

The work to repair and resurface the Cancer Center Parking Deck was completed the week of Nov. 11 and has reopened for normal use.

Some final touches remain, but they will be handled on weekends, as weather permits, to mitigate any further parking disruptions.

Additional structural work on the lower level will continue for a few weeks, but will only affect a few parking spaces at a time.

This work is being done on the weekends and we anticipate it should be wrapped up in early December.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience during this project that ensures our continued ability to provide safe and accessible facilities.

Cancer Center Parking Deck renovation update

Cancer Center Parking Deck renovation update

The work to repair the Cancer Center Parking Deck surface and structure is now entering the third and final phase.

The third phase is also the smallest, encompassing only about 25% of the parking spaces, leaving more room for Patient parking.  The main Cancer Center entrance has also re-opened.

Work progress is dependent on the weather, but we anticipate completion of the top deck resurfacing by mid-November. Additional structural work on the underside will take longer, but should be wrapped up near the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Caregivers who periodically use the upper level of the Cancer Center deck are asked to continue using the West Parking Ramp until construction is complete. We thank you for your continued patience.

Cancer Center Parking Deck Renovations

Cancer Center Parking Deck Renovations

In order to continue to provide safe and accessible facilities, we must repair and resurface the upper level of the Cancer Center Parking Deck.

The work will be broken up into three stages to ensure continued parking on the upper deck for our Cancer Center Patients during construction.

Schedule layout

Space will be limited, however, and we ask that all non-Patients (including family members who drive separately from Patients) and Caregivers use the West Parking Ramp, located at the corner of Michigan and Pennsylvania, during this time.

Access to the Cancer Center deck will be monitored by a security team and in the event the deck is full, security will assist Patients with alternative arrangements.

Caregiver Parking Map

Parking Map

  • Construction start: October 2013
  • Estimated completion: November 2013

Attention! We’re building better care

At Sparrow, our commitment to providing the best Patient care includes facilities that promote healing and good health.

A series of new construction and renovation projects, both on and off campus, are underway to integrate cutting edge technology, modern facilities, and convenient locations to better meet the changing needs of our community.

This website, buildingsparrow.org, has been developed to allow Caregivers, Patients and visitors to follow our progress to build a healthy future.  Here you’ll find the latest updates, photos, and information on accessing Sparrow services affected by construction.

One of the first improvements that will affect Patient and Caregiver access starts in mid-July with the temporary relocation of the Sparrow Main Emergency room entrance. This change, expected to last six months, is due to construction in the parking deck as we consolidate and expand our OR services.

Other projects underway at this time include completion of the Sparrow Neurosciences Center on Tower floors 9 & 10, the build-out of Tower floors 7 & 8, construction of a new Grand Ledge Ambulatory building, an addition to the Sparrow Clinton ER, and construction of a replacement hospital in Ionia.

Our work to build a healthy future will span several years, so be sure to follow new developments and improvements right here at buildingsparrow.org.