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Sparrow Celebrates Nurses Week, Honoring Nurses As “The Essential Piece”

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2018 6:00 AM

National Nurses Week May 6-12

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Nurses deserve to be appreciated every day of the year for their tireless care of Patients in the mid-Michigan region, and Sparrow is planning a week’s worth of special activities, on all shifts, to recognize our extraordinary Nursing team.

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New MAC ATTACK Race Raises Money for Parkinson’s Research | However Event now POSTPONED!!!!!!

Michigan Business Beat
May 2, 2018 12:00 PM

Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club

MAC Attack event rescheduled

What: For everyone’s safety, due to the severe weather forecast for the morning of Saturday, May 12, the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club has made the call to reschedule the MAC Attack ultimate athletic challenge originally planned for Saturday, May 12.

When: All paid participants will have the opportunity to race during the rescheduled event, planed for Saturday, July 28, from 1-4 p.m.  Proceeds will still be donated to Making the Turn Against Parkinson’s.

Details: Contact the concierge desk or call the MAC at 517.364.8888 with any questions or if you need a refund.     

 

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To learn what the MAC Attack is all about please check out the information and PodCast below!

On this segment of Michigan Business Beat is Fitness Manager Russell Zalkin and Amber Stefanski, Aquatic Supervisor, Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, East Lansing, MI.

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Sparrow Day of Giving Telethon Features Miracle Child, Stories of Extraordinary Care

Michigan Business Network
April 18, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Fifty families with stories about life-saving treatment provided by Sparrow Hospital will be featured in Friday’s Sparrow Children’s Center Day of Miracles Telethon, which runs from 4:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Michigan State University Football Coach Mark Dantonio will once again be among the hosts of the 30th annual Telethon, which is generously presented by MSU Federal Credit Union. The telethon will raise money for the Sparrow Children’s Center, part of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1988. Money pledged will stay in mid-Michigan and help local Patients. Last year the telethon helped raise nearly $850,000 for the Sparrow Children’s Center.

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Sparrow, Delta Dental Join with Local Patient To Promote Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Michigan Business Beat
April 17, 2018 4:00 PM

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and you probably didn’t know that young people, in particular, are susceptible to the disease through the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Or that 50,000 new cases of oral and throat cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.

Sparrow and Delta Dental are joining together to spotlight awareness and prevention techniques

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Sparrow Carson Hospital Apothecary and Gift Shoppe Offering Free Vitamins for Children

Michigan Business Network
April 11, 2018 10:00 AM

CARSON CITY, MI – Parents are encouraged to enroll their children in the free vitamin program offered by Sparrow Carson Hospital’s Apothecary and Gift Shoppe, part of Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

The program allows children ages 2-12 to receive a free 30-day supply of Good Neighbor Pharmacy Children’s Chewables Complete Multivitamins each month. This program is a new initiative from Sparrow Carson Hospital to improve children’s health in our region.

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Dennis Swan, Long-Time Sparrow Health System CEO and Health Industry Thought Leader, Announces Plans To Retire

Michigan Business Network
March 29, 2018 3:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Dennis Swan, long-time president and CEO of Lansing-based Sparrow Health System announced today he plans to retire in October of this year. Swan, 70, took over the Sparrow helm in June 2005, after serving as interim president since November 2004 and in numerous executive roles prior to that for a total of over 37 years of service.

“Last year, as I was approaching age 70, I began to consider life after Sparrow. But, as always, I wanted to see numerous projects through to completion,” says Swan. “It’s been an honor and privilege working to advance the region’s health and health care with such a strong and committed team of Board Members, Physicians, Nurses, Caregivers, Volunteers and Leaders. Everyone here is dedicated to providing quality health care and service excellence for every Patient. Now is the ideal time for Sparrow to begin the succession process. The new phase of my life will bring more unstructured time and greater opportunities to be with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and three fantastic grandchildren.”

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Jersey Mike’s Sub Sales To Benefit Sparrow Children’s Center

Michigan Business Network
March 28, 2018 9:00 AM

Each March Jersey Mike's Subs has a Month of Giving. The East Lansing / Lansing local franchise supports Sparrow Hospital with their charitable giving.

Below we share both video and audio coverage!

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Sparrow Ionia Hospital Nurses Achieve Prestigious National Honor

Michigan Business Network
March 28, 2018 6:00 AM

IONIA, MI – Nurses at Sparrow Ionia Hospital have achieved a major national honor, with the hospital becoming only the third in Michigan to earn the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credential Center.

Sparrow Ionia is only the second critical access hospital in the state – joining Sparrow Clinton Hospital – to receive the honor. Only 150 healthcare organizations around the country have earned the designation.

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New Sparrow Urgent Care Set to Open Late March

Michigan Business Network
March 16, 2018 5:00 PM

MBN had the opportunity to visit the new Sparrow urgent Care, located across from Sparrow Hospital on Michigan Ave. The Urgent Care is set to open in late March 2018 and will help alleviate some of the congestion at Sparrow Hospital's Emergency Department.

Below we share both video and audio coverage!

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Looking Ahead to This Year's Ronald McDonald House's Run for the House in Okemos, MI

Michigan Business Beat
March 8, 2018 9:00 AM

2018 Run for the House features more family-friendly fun Kids’ Carnival and Kids’ Mile and Sprint highlight this year’s event

OKEMOS, Mich. -- Runners and their families are warming up for the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan’s annual Run for the House. Delta Dental is once again presenting the family-friendly event on Saturday, March 24, in Okemos, Michigan.

This year’s race includes a revamped Kids’ Mile and Sprint and Kids’ Carnival in addition to the family-friendly 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. In the interview embedded below Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Michelle Weinfeld, Community Outreach Coordinator Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, MI Claire Doroh, Corporate Citizenship Specialist at Delta Dental of Michigan, Okemos, MI, about this year's event, and Delta Dental's core philosophy of corporate philanthropy.

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