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Free Pancakes Served Tuesday at East Lansing IHOP To Benefit Sparrow Children’s Center

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2018 11:00 AM

LANSING, MI – There’s nothing better than free buttermilk pancakes to start the day – unless you can also support children’s health at the same time.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, is National Pancake Day and the East Lansing IHOP will serve free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In return, guests are asked to help make a difference by leaving a donation to benefit the Sparrow Children’s Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The IHOP is located at 2771 E. Grand River Avenue.

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In Time for American Heart Month, Sparrow Receives Major Cardiac Care Honors

Michigan Business Network
February 20, 2018 11:00 AM

LANSING, MI – Commemorating American Heart Month, Sparrow Hospital’s Heart and Vascular program has been nationally recognized by the American College of Cardiology for its care of heart attack Patients.

Sparrow is the only hospital in Michigan to receive an ACTION Registry® Silver Performance Achievement Award from the ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Inclusion on the Registry – recently published in U.S. News & World Report – marks a hospital’s success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack Patients by meeting aggressive performance measures and American Heart Association clinical guidelines.

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Sparrow FastCare, Community Hospitals Receive National Honors for Patient Satisfaction

Michigan Business Network
February 19, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow, its FastCare practices, and its Carson City, Clinton, and Ionia Community Hospitals have been honored with numerous awards from a national organization that tracks top scores for Patient satisfaction.

The hospitals received the honors from Professional Research Consultants, Inc. during the annual PRC Excellence in Healthcare Conference.

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LAFCU, Lansing Postal Community Credit Union Announce Intent to Merge

Michigan Business Network
February 19, 2018 12:00 PM

Regulatory approval received; membership vote set for March 14

LANSING, Mich. — The LAFCU and Lansing Postal Community Credit Union (LPCCU) respective boards of directors have jointly announced their intent to merge the credit unions.

The merger has received regulatory approval and will be put to a vote of LPCCU members March 14. Information and ballots will be mailed to members late February.

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Former Sparrow Chief Resident Named as Top Resident Nationally in Emergency Medicine

Michigan Business Network
February 15, 2018 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Former Sparrow Chief Resident Kate Hughes, D.O., has been named the nation’s top Resident in Emergency Medicine following her tenure at Sparrow.

Dr. Hughes, who graduated from the Sparrow residency program after four years, was given the 2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine by the American Osteopathic Foundation and American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.

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BBB® Study: Online Romance Scams Coaxing Millions out of Unsuspecting Victims

Michigan Business Network
February 13, 2018 7:00 PM

SOUTHFIELD, MI - February 13, 2018 – A study released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) reveals an estimated 1 million Americans have been victimized in romance fraud scams with losses nearing $1 billion over the last three years. BBB warns those who use dating websites to be wary of scammers who prey on unsuspecting victims.

The study – “Online Romance Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study on How Scammers Use Impersonation, Blackmail and Trickery to Steal from Unsuspecting Daters” – says the scheme can take a number of months to play out as the scammer gains the victim’s trust. The scammer eventually will ask for small amounts of money to feel out the victim. Victims often turn into unknowing accomplices of money laundering.

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LAFCU Advertising Campaigns Win Awards

Michigan Business Network
February 8, 2018 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has won two marketing awards in the 15th Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards competition.

The winning entries were for comprehensive advertising campaigns promoting LAFCU’s home loan programs via television, radio, print, outdoor and digital advertising as well as internal marketing to communicate with members. The work was produced in partnership with Harvest Creative Services, Lansing.

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DAISY Award Winner at Sparrow Carson Hospital Exemplifies Definition of an Extraordinary Nurse

Michigan Business Network
February 7, 2018 12:00 PM

CARSON CITY, MI – Julie Noreen, RN, of the Sparrow Carson Hospital Emergency Department, has been recognized as the hospital’s first DAISY Award winner of 2018, symbolizing extraordinary Nursing care.

Noreen was nominated because of the compassion she showed to a critical Patient rushed to the Sparrow Carson Emergency Department along with several others after a tragic accident. That morning, Noreen and another Caregiver were the lead staff members and ensured extra Emergency staff were called to receive other critical Patients.

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Candace Metcalf, D.O., appointed as Sparrow Hospital’s Chief of Medical Staff

Michigan Business Network
February 5, 2018 11:00 AM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow is pleased to welcome Candace Metcalf, D.O., as its new Chief of Medical Staff for a two-year term. Her appointment began Jan. 1.

“Healthcare is a challenging field, now more than ever,” Dr. Metcalf said. “We need to do the best job we can when it comes to supporting our Sparrow Physicians so that they are able to provide the best care possible to our Patients. Engaged Physicians are the key to improving quality.”

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Six Individuals Connected to Michigan’s Homebuilding Industry Receive National Honors

Michigan Business Network
January 26, 2018 6:00 AM

Lansing, MI — Six individuals connected to Michigan’s homebuilding industry were honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the recent International Builders Show held in Orlando, Florida. The six individuals, honors received and local affiliation are:

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