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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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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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Mega Heart at Sparrow Hospital

Michigan Business Network
February 7, 2018 4:00 PM

Michigan Business Network stopped by Sparrow Health System to visit the MEGA HEART! Febuary is Heart Awereness month and Stacey Sawyer of the American Heart Association has the details on what the Mega Heart is and how it is bringing about awreness.

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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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Annual HGB Heart Health Lunch Presentation Celebrates American Heart Month

Michigan Business Network
February 7, 2018 10:00 AM

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital hosts its fifth annual Heart Health Event

Charlotte, Mich. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital hosts its fifth annual Heart Health Event in collaboration with Sparrow Health System to celebrate American Heart Month Thursday, Feb. 15.

All community members are invited to attend the free interactive lunch-and-learn presentation at AL!VE in Charlotte, Mich. The panel presentation will feature experts from mid-Michigan’s only Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program, plus cardiologist James A. Schafer, M.D., FACC, of Sparrow Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Schafer is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, and his background includes all aspects of clinical cardiology, including management of coronary heart disease and heart failure.

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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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Sparrow Contributes to Diversity Month

Michigan Business Beat
February 2, 2018 9:00 AM

As part of Sparrow’s celebration of Black History Month, Sparrow recently hosted a traveling exhibit showcasing over 150 original pieces of memorabilia that focuses on the major events and personalities of the watershed year of 1968. The material included memorabilia from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, and many celebrities and well-known political figures.
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Role In Developing Guidelines for Usage of Opioids

Michigan Business Beat
February 1, 2018 9:00 AM

MBN's Jeffrey Mosher talks with Dr. Peter Graham, Executive Medical Director, Sparrow Physicians Health Plan. Dr. Graham talks about the role in developing guidelines for usage of opioids which has been a large concern to the community as a whole.

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Sparrow RNICU Kangaroo-a-thon

Michigan Business Beat
January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

Sparrow RNICU is jumping with Kangaroo-A-Thon to promote skin-to-skin with babies

Never heard of a Kangaroo-A-Thon? Sparrow’s award-winning Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) is holding a Kangaroo-A-Thon to promote kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin. It’s a way to encourage parents to hold babies skin-to-skin for as long and as often as possible.

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