LANSING, MI – Dennis Swan, long-time president and CEO of Lansing-based Sparrow Health System announced today he plans to retire in October of this year. Swan, 70, took over the Sparrow helm in June 2005, after serving as interim president since November 2004 and in numerous executive roles prior to that for a total of over 37 years of service.
“Last year, as I was approaching age 70, I began to consider life after Sparrow. But, as always, I wanted to see numerous projects through to completion,” says Swan. “It’s been an honor and privilege working to advance the region’s health and health care with such a strong and committed team of Board Members, Physicians, Nurses, Caregivers, Volunteers and Leaders. Everyone here is dedicated to providing quality health care and service excellence for every Patient. Now is the ideal time for Sparrow to begin the succession process. The new phase of my life will bring more unstructured time and greater opportunities to be with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and three fantastic grandchildren.”