Hundreds gathered to celebrate Sparrow Neurosciences Center grand opening

A standing-room only crowd gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Sparrow Neurosciences Center on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Guests heard from keynote speakers Stella Cash of the Sparrow Foundation, Sparrow Neurosciences Medical Director David Kaufman, June Youatt, Acting Provost of Michigan State University, Nancy McKeague, a member of the Sparrow Board of Directors and a former Neuro patient, and Dennis Swan, Sparrow President & CEO.

Each talked about the new Neurosciences Center from their own unique perspective, reflecting on the history of the project, the partnership between Sparrow and MSU in advancing neuro care for the region, and the tremendous support from our community donors to make this possible.

Guests were invited to tour the 10th floor which will open to Patients next week. Sparrow Caregivers from the Neurosciences Center were on hand to talk about the features of the floor, the technology and how the new location will provide a more healing environment.

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Women’s Board gets hard hat tour of Tower floor 10

Women’s Board gets hard hat tour of Tower floor 10

Members of the Women’s Board of Mangers, decked out in their own personalized hard hats, spent the afternoon of June 19th touring the top floor of the Sparrow Tower.

The Women’s Board is comprised of 21 members who are nominated and elected by Sparrow volunteers. Together, they continue to support their mission, which began over 100 years ago, and lead to the Sparrow hospital of today.

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Walls, paint and ceilings take shape on top Tower floors

Construction continues on the top two floors of the Sparrow Tower, as we near the end of our construction o n the new Sparrow Neurosciences Center.  The big crane that has been filling the Lansing skyline for months is finally gone and we’re down to the nitty gritty (and it’s pretty gritty!) work of finishing touches.  The project is on track to open Floor 10 in early August, and Floor 9 will follow shortly after in September.

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The Sparrow Neurosciences Center

A modern new Patient-centered facility that combines the latest technology with nationally recognized care in a healing environment.

We’re bringing together our leading-edge Dart Stroke Center, Neuro interventional Unit, Neuro Trauma ICU, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Neuro Physiology Unit and Neuro-Oncology Services, as well as support for Patients and their families, all on the top two floors of the Sparrow Tower.

Working in partnership with the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Michigan State University Health Team, Lansing Neurosurgery, and Lansing’s private neurology practices, Sparrow offers nationally recognized care for our Patients.

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Tower Floor 10

  • 30 Private Patient rooms for Neuro Intensive Care and Neuro Step-Down

Tower Floor 9

  • 30 Private Patient rooms for Neuro Medical/Surgical Step-Down
  • EEG Monitoring room
  • Lansing Neurosurgery Learning Center

Project stats:

  • $23M project investment
  • Construction start: October 2012
  • Estimated completion: August/September 2013