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Sparrow Receives $100,000 Donation From Drew Stanton

Michigan Business Network
June 19, 2018 11:00 AM

NFL quarterback Drew Stanton was recently in town for his foundation’s annual celebrity golf outing. Stanton and his High 5ive Foundation gave a generous donation of $100,000 to be used for the renovation of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Parent Lounge to ensure a more comfortable atmosphere for families during often-trying times. 

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Sparrow News: Hayes Green Beach Honors Volunteers of the Year

Michigan Business Network
May 31, 2018 6:00 PM

HGB honors its 2017 Generosity Guild Volunteers of the Year

CHARLOTTE, Mich. – Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Carolyn Drown and Rachel Harvitt as its Generosity Guild Volunteers of the Year. They were recognized at the hospital’s annual Generosity Guild Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Friday, May 11.

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Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation Awards Healthcare Scholarships

Michigan Business Network
May 31, 2018 1:00 PM

ST. JOHNS, MI – Clinton County students pursuing healthcare careers recently each received $1,500 in scholarship assistance from the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation.

 

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Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy Offers Free Vitamins For Children

Michigan Business Network
May 30, 2018 6:00 AM

ST. JOHNS, MI – Parents are encouraged to enroll their children in the free vitamin program offered by Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy, 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 Clinton Hospital to improve children’s health in our region.

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Sparrow EMS Awards Recognize Outstanding Caregivers In Emergency Field

Michigan Business Beat
May 29, 2018 2:00 PM

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor was among the attendees for Sparrow Hospital's annual EMS Appreciation Awards. Since 2013, the awards have recognized the best emergency Patient care in mid-Michigan. This year, EMS Medical Director of Sparrow Hospital Dr. John Dery presented distinguished service awards to Lansing's firefighter/medic Jenna Gutierrez and the Delta Township Fire Department.

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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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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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