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Sparrow News | Sparrow Health System Names New Experienced, Dynamic CEO

Michigan Business Network
November 27, 2018 3:00 PM


Image result for Sparrow Forensic Pathology OfficeE.W. Tibbs, Jr. hired after extensive national search


LANSING, MI – A current hospital executive and MBA who started his healthcare career as a Registered Nurse has been chosen to lead Sparrow Health System (Sparrow) as its next President and CEO.

TibbsEW_1med (004)Emory Wayne “E.W.” Tibbs, Jr. of Virginia (Shown Left) will join Mid-Michigan’s largest healthcare provider and employer in January 2019. He replaces Dennis Swan, who announced his pending retirement this past spring after guiding Sparrow for decades to become one of the most respected regional health systems in the country.

E.W. Tibbs, Jr. will assume overall leadership and strategic direction of Sparrow, continuing its commitment to providing high quality, cost-effective, and compassionate care and building on the organization's more than 122 years of service to its Patients and communities.


"We are pleased that E.W. has agreed to lead Sparrow’s efforts to meet the evolving health needs of the communities we serve," said Richard Bruner, chair of the Sparrow Health System Board of Directors, which oversaw the search and selection process.

"He is a true leader with a proven record of success, but more importantly he has seen healthcare from nearly every angle. He is genuine and cares deeply about the Patients and communities he serves and the colleagues he works alongside. We are extremely confident that he will carry on Sparrow's legacy of excellence while helping our health system grow and innovate.”

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