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Dr. Sheri Prentiss Sparrow's Survivors Celebration Keynote Presentation

Michigan Business Beat
October 18, 2017 11:00 AM

From the 28th Annual WINS Celebration Michigan Business Network shares the keynote by evening speaker Dr. Sheri Prentiss, M.D., an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician and recent breast cancer survivor.

The eleven segments share her story and how she grew up wanting to be a doctor, and the challenges and opportunities presented by her illnesses. The October 9th celebration at the Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing, gathered the amazing Breast Cancer Warriors and were assisted by many including MSU ROTC Candidates.

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Sparrow's Celebration A Breast Cancer Survivor's Story

Michigan Business Beat
October 18, 2017 10:00 AM

From the 28th Annual WINS Celebration Jeffrey Mosher interviews cancer survivor Janet Lindgren of Bath, Michigan.

The segment also includes more of the opening of the October 9th celebration in East Lansing, The session MC'ed by Sharon Cosgrove, BBA, RN, OCN, is a breast nurse navigator at Sparrow Cancer Center in Lansing, Michigan. This segment concludes with the beginning of the evening's keynote address.

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Sparrow's Survivors Celebration Keynote Speaker Dr. Sheri Prentiss

Michigan Business Beat
October 18, 2017 9:00 AM

From the 28th Annual WINS Celebration Jeffrey Mosher interviews keynote speaker Dr. Sheri Prentiss, M.D., an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician and recent breast cancer survivor.

The segment also includes the opening of the October 9th celebration in East Lansing, The session MC'ed by Sharon Cosgrove, BBA, RN, OCN, is a breast nurse navigator at Sparrow Cancer Center in Lansing, Michigan.

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Hayes Green Beach: Consider Aquatic Therapy for Your Rehabilitation Needs

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Charlotte, Mich. – October is National Physical Therapy Month recognizing how physical therapy “optimizes movement to improve the human experience.” Physical therapy services are an important and critical service to help those who suffer from pain associated with surgery, injury or illness.

Aquatic therapy is one service that can be an ideal option for patients who have chronic low back pain, suffer from degenerative conditions or arthritis, or who are recovering from a painful surgery.

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Collaboration with Ingham County Health Department to transform care at Sparrow Volunteers of America Community Health Center

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2017 2:00 PM

LANSING, MI – A new collaboration with the Ingham County Health Department will allow the innovative Sparrow Medical Group Volunteers of America Clinic to become a Federally Qualified Health Center, with additional resources to care for underserved Patients in our region.

Under the new federal designation, services at the health center will be expanded to include a full-time medical social worker, outreach and enrollment support from the Health Department for those eligible for insurance coverage, and outreach care for the chronically homeless who do not feel comfortable seeking services within traditional facilities.

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Sparrow Hospital Proclaims Future Spartans

Michigan Business Network
October 4, 2017 3:00 PM

This Saturday is the big Michigan State University -University of Michigan game, and Sparrow Hospital have announced that all babies born at Sparrow Hospital can be Future Spartans. Each baby (there were over 4,000 last year) will be provided a very cute onesie with the slogan, Where Future Spartans are Born, and a certificate proclaiming them as a newborn Spartan fan.

There is also a Future Spartans Snapchat filter that can be used in Sparrow's Labor and Delivery, and Maternity Services areas. The program is being offered in partnership with MSU Athletics and Fox Sports. And, of course, those few Wolverine fans can choose not to receive the Future Spartan designation. Sparrow is mid-Michigan’s only Baby Friendly® Hospital, a national benchmark in quality care for mother and babies that promotes best practices in infant feeding and mother-baby bonding.

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Hope in the Midst of Cancer Treatment

Michigan Business Beat
September 27, 2017 5:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Sharon Cosgrove, Breast Health Nurse Navigator, Sparrow Herbert Herman Cancer Center, about what her job entails and how she is able to help navigate patients through treatment.

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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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