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Grants Fund New Baby Mannequin at Sparrow Used to Practice Removing Spinal Fluid

Michigan Business Network
July 25, 2019 2:00 PM

SparrowNews Sparrow Caregivers and the MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) Foundation donated funds to purchase a baby mannequin that will be used by Medical Residents to practice lumbar punctures (taking fluid from the spine) on infants.

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Lumbar punctures are used most often to diagnose meningitis but are also utilized for other medical purposes. Sparrow Caregivers held fundraising drives to raise their share of the money.


Sparrow Health System Residents this afternoon (Thursday July 25th) demonstrated how the mannequin will be used, along with a check presentation from MDRT. Please check out the slide show of some scenes from Sparrow of the event. 


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org..

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