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Sparrow Memory Care and Aging Series Kicks Off, Interview with Psychologist Michael Shafer, Ph.D.

Michigan Business Beat
August 18, 2017 1:00 PM

Dementia, an issue that touches nearly every family, is focus of Sparrow series kick-off.

For the next six weeks, Sparrow is holding a free Memory Care and Aging Series that will examine practical topics, such as how to identify dementia in a loved one, the latest in Alzheimer’s research, and memory supplements and medications. Their Senior Health Series proved very popular last year and they have a capacity crowd for their first event this year, Signs of Dementia: What to Look for and How to Help. Generously sponsored by Meijer.

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Physicians Health Plan names Scott Norman as new Vice President of Business Development

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2017 5:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow’s Physicians Health Plan has named Scott Norman, who has wide experience in healthcare insurance, as its new Vice President of Business Development.

In his new role, the East Lansing resident will be responsible for sales, marketing, and product and market development for PHP, an award-winning, not for profit health plan. He will also oversee expanding PHP’s support of Affirmant, a statewide coalition of clinically integrated health systems, and development of new products and markets. Sparrow has been a leader in the creation of Affirmant.

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Sparrow's Cancer Survivor of the Year: Lisa Rucker

Michigan Business Beat
August 10, 2017 11:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Lisa Rucker of Okemos, who after being diagnosed with melanoma, was told the words no one wants to hear: “You should get your affairs in order” and that she had months to live. Ten years later, after receiving care at the Sparrow Cancer Center, she is thriving and is a role model and resource for others being treated for cancer. Rucker has now been named the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center’s first Cancer Survivor of the Year in recognition of her incredible compassion and giving spirit.

Mosher also catches up with Theresa Pruder, Radiation Oncology Manager and Outreach Manager at the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center.

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Sparrow receives grant from Capital Region Community Foundation for “suit” for young Patients

Michigan Business Network
August 4, 2017 9:00 AM

LANSING, MI – The Capital Region Community Foundation has awarded a $8,862 grant to the Sparrow Foundation to help finance an innovative exercise device, worn like a suit, for children with cerebral palsy and other debilitating conditions.

The TheraSuit consists of a cap, vest, shorts, knee pads, and arm and shoe attachments and helps with muscle tone and balance in children undergoing physical therapy or at home. The device, used in hundreds of clinics around the country, supports weak muscles, strengthens other muscles, and promotes development of motor skills.

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Sparrow's TCI’s Moving into the New Herbert-Herman Cancer Center!

Michigan Business Beat
July 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Dr. Ronald Voice, a cardiologist with Sparrow Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (TCI). Sparrow Health System Lansing, MI.

The Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center will have a neighbor at the newly opened location on Michigan Avenue. The Sparrow Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute, or TCI, is consolidating its offices and moving into the building. TCI already offers full-service heart and vascular care, with highly trained physicians and groundbreaking cardiac research. The move just adds to TCI’s reputation as the leading cardiovascular practice in the mid-Michigan region.

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Sparrow's Senior Memory Series

Michigan Business Beat
July 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Katie Hubbard, Health and Wellness Specialist, Sparrow Health Care System, Lansing, MI. Sparrow is addressing this prevalent health concern by offering a six-week seminar series on Memory Care and Aging as an educational service. Free community learning sessions are part of Sparrow's mission to improve the health of the people in our communities by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time.

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HGB orthopedic services moves into new location as Eaton Regional Orthopedics

Michigan Business Network
July 6, 2017 11:00 AM

Charlotte, Mich. – HGB announces that its orthopedic services has moved to a new location as Eaton Regional Orthopedics. It is now located at 616 Meijer Drive, near the Charlotte, Mich., Meijer.

When HGB and Sparrow formalized their affiliation in fall 2016, they agreed to a collaborative regional approach to community health improvement and patient service experience. Eaton Regional Orthopedics is an example of how the two health care organizations are deploying the shared investments to grow services and provide greater value to communities in greater Eaton County.

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Sparrow Clinton Hospital Honors Local Nurse with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Care

Michigan Business Network
July 5, 2017 3:00 PM

ST. JOHNS, MI – A Sparrow Clinton Hospital Nurse’s special care of her Patients helped earn her the hospital’s DAISY Award for exceptional nursing skills.

Teresa Miller, RN, developed a passion for Nursing as a child. By age 16, she was already assisting elderly ladies in her neighborhood as a nurse’s aide.

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Sparrow Clinton Hospital Achieves Pathway to Excellence® Nursing Designation

Michigan Business Network
July 3, 2017 4:00 PM

ST. JOHNS, MI – A delegation of Sparrow Clinton Hospital Nurses recently received national recognition from their peers for quality measures that help make the hospital a great place to work.

The group was in Dallas, Texas, to formally accept the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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Sparrow Clinton names Volunteers of the Year

Michigan Business Network
July 3, 2017 3:00 PM

ST. JOHNS, MI – Members of the Clinton County Open Food Distribution Team were recently recognized as the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Volunteers of the Year for their outstanding community service.

The food bank opened its doors in 2002, thanks to support from the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation and the Greater Lansing Food Bank. The group now distributes food on the second Thursday of each month from the Bath Township Hall, assisting an average of 90 families per month. In 2016, members distributed 83,760 pounds of food to friends and neighbors in need.

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