Community celebrates opening of the Gathering Place at Sparrow

Community celebrates opening of the Gathering Place at Sparrow

In the works for years, Sparrow unveiled its dazzling new modern and upscale dining area on Wednesday, July 20 in a special ceremony and open house.

The Gathering Place at Sparrow features bright open spaces and a wall of glass with a view along Michigan Avenue. It showcases our effort to transform facilities to meet the expectations of our Patients, Visitors, Physicians and Caregivers for quality care in a healing environment. It officially opened to the public, Thursday, July 21.

Learn more about the project here:

Community celebrates opening of the Gathering Place at Sparrow

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The Gathering Place takes on new life

The Gathering Place takes on new life

We’re moving closer every day to opening the Gathering Place inside Sparrow Hospital. The modern and upscale dining area is helping transform Michigan Avenue in Lansing.

Recently the installation of the living wall started. Fifty boxes of plants arrived and the greenery will soon go up. This is a gift from the Volunteers of the Sparrow Guild in honor of their 90th anniversary. Thank you!

We’re very excited to show you what it looks like when finished. Stay tuned!

Caregivers sign final beam to be placed for The Gathering Place

Caregivers sign final beam to be placed for The Gathering Place

Sparrow Caregivers recently had the chance to leave their mark on The Gathering Place – a modern and upscale dining area on the main campus of Sparrow Hospital – currently under construction.

Caregivers were given the opportunity to sign their name to the final beam to be placed.

Support from our region and our Caregivers is what allows us to transform health care, expanding and improving our services to bring you quality, compassionate care, in a healthy, healing environment.

Construction is expected to be complete by 2016.

Sparrow has undertaken a significant investment in the community, 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.

 

Laying the foundation for a healthy future

Laying the foundation for a healthy future

With every passing day big changes are apparent in the construction on the main campus along Michigan Avenue.  Initial site prep has been completed and the crews have started work to lay the foundations for the new Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center.

Across the street, they are well underway with the foundation for the new Sparrow Gathering Place too!

Groundwork for Gathering Place underway

Groundwork for Gathering Place underway

The first visible signs of construction on the new Sparrow Gathering Place have appeared.

Over the last couple of weeks interior demolition and renovations have started as we prepare for the new location of the Sparrow Gift shop.  More visible work has begun outside along Michigan Avenue where utility relocation is underway in preparation for basement excavation which will begin in early June.  Stay tuned!

 

Sparrow breaks ground on new Gathering Place

Sparrow breaks ground on new Gathering Place

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(from left) Tom Bres, Joe Ruth, Michele Nikolai, Joe Douglas, Sam Clark (Clark Construction), Wally Wozniak

Sparrow today broke ground on the Sparrow Gathering Place – a modern and upscale dining area on the main campus of Sparrow Hospital that will help transform Michigan Avenue in Lansing.

At Sparrow, a major part of our efforts to transform care involves reconfiguring our facilities to meet the expectations of our Patients, their families, and our Caregivers for quality care in a healing environment. This effort extends beyond the bedside to include the entire experience while visiting Sparrow.

The new Gathering Place encompasses a 4,000-square-foot addition, along with 20,000 square feet of renovations, to create a place where Visitors, Patients and Caregivers can come together, relax and recharge.

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Offering fresh, quality cuisine, food stations, and mixed seating, this space will feature bright open spaces and a wall of glass with a view along Michigan Avenue.

Preliminary site preparation is underway and the Sparrow Gathering Place is expected to be complete by Summer 2016.

Sparrow’s Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) department is committed to good nutrition through fresh, wholesome food. More than 1,300 made-to-order Patient meals and 5,000 retail meals are served every day at Sparrow. The new Gathering Place will feature a demonstration kitchen to be used for a variety of cooking classes as part of existing nutrition education and other community programs.

Sparrow has undertaken a significant investment in the community, 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, visitBuildingSparrow.org.

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The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place

At Sparrow, a major part of our efforts to transform care involves reconfiguring our facilities to meet the expectations of our Patients, their families, and our Caregivers for quality care in a healing environment. This effort extends beyond the bedside to include the entire experience while visiting Sparrow.

To improve the overall dining experience in the hospital, and create additional retail opportunities, we’re excited to announce that we will be relocating the cafeteria and creating The Gathering Place – a modern and upscale dining area at Sparrow Hospital.

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  • $9.9M project investment
  • 4,000 sq. ft. addition
  • 20,000 sq. ft. of renovation
  • Construction start: Spring 2015
  • Estimated completion: Summer 2016