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Sparrow Health System Announces New President and CEO

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2019 9:00 AM

LANSING, MI – James F. Dover will become president and CEO of Sparrow Health System, effective June 17, 2019.

Dover comes to Sparrow from the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), headquartered in Springfield, Ill. He most recently served as President and CEO of the HSHS Southern Illinois Division, comprised of five hospitals and affiliated medical and cardiovascular groups.

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Sparrow Unveils New Mobile Health Clinic

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 9:00 AM

MBN was on the road for the unveiling of new mobile health clinic. Sparrow, the Ingham County Health Department and Dean Transportation have combined for the past few years to offer a Mobile Health Clinic to provide free basic health services to residents in need in Ingham County. Many of the Patients had gone without those basics for years. We’re excited to unveil a new bus – entirely donor supported -- that provides greatly expanded offerings and allows us to serve our entire Sparrow footprint in the Mid-Michigan region. Sparrow will work with area health departments, neighborhood centers and others, building on our strong relationship with the Ingham County Health Department. Ongoing operations of the Mobile Health program will be funded by proceeds from the 2018 Dapper Dads event, hosted by Sparrow Foundation Women Working Wonders, as well as support from individual and corporate donors. The vehicle includes exam rooms, a waiting area, additional testing equipment, and much more.
 
 
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Adults Could Brush up on Dental Terminology Reveals Delta Dental Survey

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 8:00 AM

Gap exists in Americans’ knowledge of certain basic dental terms

OAK BROOK, Ill. — May 15, 2019 — Consider checking your dental IQ before your next visit to the dentist. A new Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey indicates that a significant portion of the American population is not familiar with certain key dental terms. This unfamiliarity may lead to unease in the dental chair during discussions with your oral health care professional. The Delta Dental national survey finds that the majority of adults are not versed in bruxism (81%), caries (75%) and prophylaxis (64%).

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Dozens Turn out for Free Seniors CarFit Vehicle Check Sponsored by Sparrow, AARP MI

Michigan Business Network
May 15, 2019 8:00 AM

Tuesday May 14th, Jeffrey Mosher visited East Lansing and the back parking lot of Sparrow's Michigan Athletic Club. CarFit is a free program designed to assist older drivers in adapting themselves and their vehicles in a way that maximizes control of what they’re driving, as well as offering the most protection. It’s an especially important issue for anyone who has an elderly loved one who still drives. Sparrow and AARP of Michigan are sponsoring a special event.

Here, Jeffrey speaks with Micki from Sparrow Health System and Karen from AARP Michigan to find out all about the event.

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Sparrow Honored for Quality and Patient Safety

Michigan Business Network
May 14, 2019 2:00 PM

LANSING, MI –Sparrow Clinton and Sparrow Ionia hospitals and many Sparrow Medical Group practices throughout the Mid-Michigan region have received 2019 Governor’s Awards of Excellence for outstanding quality and Patient safety.

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Sparrow Recognizes Nurses of the Year During National Nurses Week

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Five Sparrow Hospital Nurses have been given special recognition for their quality, compassionate care and service as part of activities celebrating National Nurses Week.
Cyndi Dupuis, a Critical Care Float Nurse, was named Nurse of the Year after being lauded for her education, training, and empathy and compassion toward her Patients.
Others receiving special honors at Sparrow Hospital today were:
 Elizabeth Anderson, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Education, Advanced Practice Nurse of
the Year
 Justen Waiter, Cardiac Progressive Unit, Charge Nurse of the Year
 Erin Gilbert-Eyres, Labor and Delivery, and Amanda Tanner, Cardiac Stepdown, Preceptor of
the Year

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for Parcourse Renovation in Watervliet

Michigan Business Network
May 7, 2019 10:00 AM

$35,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Lakeland Hospital Watervliet is creating a space for citizens in the Tri-City area of Watervliet, Coloma and Hartford, as well as southwest Michigan, to focus on their fitness and overall well-being through a new crowdfunding campaign the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Lakeland Health Foundation announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Sparrow celebrates Nurses Week, recognizingthat Nurses “Pave the way” to quality care

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2019 3:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Nurses pave the way to Patient safety, quality outcomes and compassionate care, and Sparrow is planning a week’s worth of special activities to recognize our extraordinary Nursing team. The activities are part of National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

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Sparrow Volunteers Recognized during National Volunteer Week

Michigan Business Beat
April 9, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, MI – It’s National Volunteer Week and Sparrow wants to recognize the many Volunteers who founded our hospital and continue to provide quality, compassionate care every day.


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Michigan State Athlete Sees a Nutritional Need and Fills It

Michigan Business Beat
April 8, 2019 9:00 AM

On Michigan Business Beat Jeffrey Mosher discusses with Joe Johnson, Founder, CEO of Vade Nutrition of East Lansing, MI.

He finds out Why Joe started VADE Nutrition? What has been the hardest challenge in growing VADE?
How Joe is currently marketing, and what's next for VADE?

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