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U.S. Representative Mike Bishop makes a visit to Sparrow Hospital

Michigan Business Network
April 20, 2017 5:00 PM

U.S. Representative Mike Bishop makes a visit to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI to learn about MyChart Bedside. MyChart Bedside is a new and innovative, high-tech care that allows patients to check their vital signs and lab results, communicate with their care team, and learn more about their care. Sparrow Hospital is excited to be one of the pioneers in this new health IT. 

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HGB employees recognized at 14th annual Fulton Awards

Michigan Business Network
April 3, 2017 3:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, MI —

Three employees received Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital’s highest honors during the Fulton Awards of Excellence annual ceremony Wednesday, March 15. The award winners, recognized for their exceptional contributions to HGB’s success, are:

  • Holly Lafrance, EMS technician, received the clinical service award.
  • Deanna Cortright, registration specialist, received the non-clinical service award.
  • Chris Allen, R.N., Emergency Department nurse manager, received the leadership service award.
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New study funded by Sparrow/MSU probes why some cancer Patients prone to added serious conditions

Michigan Business Network
April 3, 2017 2:00 PM

LANSING, MI — Cancer Patients are at increased risk of ailments such as pulmonary embolisms and a new research study funded by the Sparrow/MSU Center for Innovation and Research is attempting to find out why.

     The study specifically is examining Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), which includes a grouping of serious conditions. Cancer Patients have up to a seven-fold increased risk of VTE than non-cancer Patients. Those cancer Patients have three times as many hospitalizations, increased medical and pharmacy claims, and higher healthcare costs overall than their non-cancer counterparts.

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Sparrow/MSU research project examines obesity in Head Start children

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2017 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI —  A new research project funded by the Sparrow/MSU Center for Innovation and Research seeks to help stem obesity in Head Start children by helping them to establish healthy lifestyles when they are still in preschool.

     The innovative FirstStep2Health program, now being piloted in a handful of urban Head Start programs, involves an “Eat & Walk My ABC’s” curriculum that features nutritional education, food-tasting activities and games.  

Parents are connected through a private Facebook group that shares healthy cooking and regular physical activity tips and strategies to promote healthy lifestyles.

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Carson Foundation provides AED equipment to local school

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2017 3:00 PM

CARSON CITY, MI —  The Carson Foundation has granted a life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to St. Louis High School, where a basketball player collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in December.

The boys varsity player was saved after coaches began CPR and called 911, and two officers from the St. Louis Police Department responded with an AED.

After the incident, though, school district administrators evaluated the need for more AEDs throughout their buildings and athletic fields. There was an AED at the middle school where the boy was practicing but it was not located close enough to access.

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ITEC welcomes Lori Adams Simon and Lu Battaglieri to Board of Directors

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2017 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI —  The Information Technology Empowerment Center is pleased to announce the addition of Lori Adams Simon and Lu Battaglieri to its Board of Directors.

“Lori and Lu are strong additions to our Board of Directors,” said Kirk Riley, ITEC executive director. “I feel that they, as well as their respective companies—Sparrow and Delta Dental of Michigan—represent ITEC’s mission and beliefs: to bring educational opportunities to all members of our community.”

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Community leader and Volunteer Zoe Slagle honored today with 2017 Sparrow Founders’ Award

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2017 9:30 AM

LANSING, MI —  Longtime Volunteer and community leader Zoe Slagle of East Lansing was recognized today with Sparrow’s highest honor, the 2017 Sparrow Founders’ Award.

Slagle has served Sparrow for nearly 20 years in roles ranging from President of the Women’s Board of Managers and the Sparrow Women’s Association to membership on the Sparrow Board of Directors and Sparrow Foundation Board. She has been instrumental in raising awareness of the tremendous impact that Volunteers have at the hospital.

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Sparrow encourages everyone to participate in Sunday’s Purple Day for epilepsy awareness

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2017 5:00 PM

LANSING, MI —  Sunday, March 26, is the day to break out your purple as a way to bring light to epilepsy awareness and educate the public on the neurological disorder that affects 65 million people worldwide.

Purple Day is designed to bring attention to a disorder that often makes people uncomfortable.

Although there is no cure for epilepsy, Sparrow is dedicated to achieving the correct diagnosis and providing the best care available.

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Sparrow supports its Nurses in providing excellent Patient care through innovative programs

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2017 3:00 PM

LANSING, MI — Sparrow Hospital is extremely proud of the extraordinary team of more than 2,000 Nurses.  We ensure our support of their excellent care of Patients through innovative and benchmark level Nurse-to-Patient staffing levels, on-going professional development, and workplace safety programs. 

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The polls are open for Sparrow Foundation’s annual Dapper Dads Challenge

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2017 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI —  The polls are open for the most eagerly awaited balloting of the year, the Sparrow Foundation’s 8th Annual Dapper Dads Challenge, sponsored by the Sparrow Foundation and its Women Working Wonders (W3) committee.

The public is invited to join the fun by voting for their favorite Dapper Dad, choosing from a roster of prominent mid-Michigan business leader and professionals. Each vote costs $5 and represents a donation to the Sparrow Foundation in support of women’s health.

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