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Sparrow, Ingham County Sheriff Partner on Drug Disposal Day

Michigan Business Beat
June 19, 2019 6:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher was on the road Wednesday June 19th, as he visited the effort by Sparrow and the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office sponsoring a community-wide Drug Disposal Day to follow on the super-successful drop-off event held last fall.

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Sparrow, MSP Partner on Identify the Missing Event

Michigan Business Beat
June 14, 2019 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher was on the road Friday June 14th, visiting Help ‘ID the Missing’ Free Event that Returns to Ingham County. The Michigan State Police (MSP), Sparrow Forensic Pathology, Office of the Medical Examiner, Sparrow Hospital, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), joined forces Noon to 5 p.m. that day.

 

 

 

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Sparrow Health System Announces Two New Board Members

Michigan Business Network
June 4, 2019 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI – A past Sparrow Physician of the Year and the longtime mayor of Ionia have been appointed to the Sparrow Health System Board of Directors.

Ifkiter Ahmad, M.D., and Dan Balice will serve three-year terms on the 14-member board that governs Sparrow’s Community Hospitals, Physician practices, outpatient facilities, and services such as home care, the Michigan Athletic Club, and Physicians Health Plan. A separate board oversees Sparrow Hospital, the flagship of Sparrow Health System.

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Final Week for Sparrow's 10th Dapper Dads Challenge

Michigan Business Network
June 3, 2019 5:00 PM

Since its inception, The Dapper Dads Challenge and Fashion Show, hosted by Women Working Wonders (W3) and the Sparrow Foundation, has raised more than $4.1 million in support of women's health!

We need your help to keep the momentum going strong in 2019!  Join me, along with other local community leaders and professionals to raise money in support of the physical and psychological health of women in mid-Michigan!

 

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Karen Grannemann, University Club of MSU, with inside Story on Sparrow Dapper Dads

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2019 4:00 PM

Lansing, Mich. – More than 40 mid-Michigan business leaders and professionals are competing in the 10th annual Dapper Dads challenge. Hosted by the Sparrow Foundation and the Women Working Wonders committee, Dapper Dads is an online competition in which the public votes for their favorite candidates, concluding with a charity fashion show event on Thursday June 6 where the top voted men hit the runway.

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Karen Grannemann, CCM, CEO & General Manager, University Club of MSU, Lansing, MI about Dapper Dads' info.

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Sparrow Obstetric Anesthesia Team Ranked Nationally for Excellence

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2019 10:00 AM

LANSING, MI – The Obstetric Anesthesia team at Sparrow Hospital has joined only 40 distinguished institutions nationwide – including Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and Tufts -- in receiving the Center of Excellence designation from the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP).

The award is a reflection of evidence-based Patient care and meeting the highest quality Patient safety standards.

 

 

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Sparrow Health System Announces New President and CEO

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2019 9:00 AM

LANSING, MI – James F. Dover will become president and CEO of Sparrow Health System, effective June 17, 2019.

Dover comes to Sparrow from the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), headquartered in Springfield, Ill. He most recently served as President and CEO of the HSHS Southern Illinois Division, comprised of five hospitals and affiliated medical and cardiovascular groups.

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Sparrow Unveils New Mobile Health Clinic

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 9:00 AM

MBN was on the road for the unveiling of new mobile health clinic. Sparrow, the Ingham County Health Department and Dean Transportation have combined for the past few years to offer a Mobile Health Clinic to provide free basic health services to residents in need in Ingham County. Many of the Patients had gone without those basics for years. We’re excited to unveil a new bus – entirely donor supported -- that provides greatly expanded offerings and allows us to serve our entire Sparrow footprint in the Mid-Michigan region. Sparrow will work with area health departments, neighborhood centers and others, building on our strong relationship with the Ingham County Health Department. Ongoing operations of the Mobile Health program will be funded by proceeds from the 2018 Dapper Dads event, hosted by Sparrow Foundation Women Working Wonders, as well as support from individual and corporate donors. The vehicle includes exam rooms, a waiting area, additional testing equipment, and much more.
 
 
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Adults Could Brush up on Dental Terminology Reveals Delta Dental Survey

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 8:00 AM

Gap exists in Americans’ knowledge of certain basic dental terms

OAK BROOK, Ill. — May 15, 2019 — Consider checking your dental IQ before your next visit to the dentist. A new Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey indicates that a significant portion of the American population is not familiar with certain key dental terms. This unfamiliarity may lead to unease in the dental chair during discussions with your oral health care professional. The Delta Dental national survey finds that the majority of adults are not versed in bruxism (81%), caries (75%) and prophylaxis (64%).

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Sparrow RNICU Is Jumping with Kangaroo-A-Thon to Promote Skin-to-Skin with Babies

Michigan Business Beat
May 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Sparrow RNICU once again 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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