Wiring and walls

Wiring and walls are well underway for Mary Free Bed at Sparrow.  Work is progressing quickly as the new space takes shape.

Visible construction starts for new Sparrow Ionia Replacement Hospital

After the long winter and lots of ground work, we are finally starting to see some construction progress on the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital. Portions of the concrete foundation and steel support beams started going into place the first week of July.

The all new, state-of-the-art hospital will feature 22 Patient rooms, outpatient services including Chemo and Infusion Lab, X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, Emergency Department with private patient rooms, triage area and two trauma rooms, Surgery Department with 2 ORs, Administrative offices , a cafeteria and education center.

The $25M project broke ground in October 2013 and is expected to be completed in the Spring 2015.


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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Drywall, painting, and trimwork underway at new Sparrow Clinton ER

As we get closer to completion, the nearly 10,000 square foot space is taking on the familiar look of an emergency room – complete with ambulance entrance, lobby, and the trademark Sparrow tower. Once finished, this new, first-class emergency facility will provide a readily accessible, technologically advanced healing environment for the community and give our Patients and their families the very best in local health care.

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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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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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