As mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization, Sparrow Hospital cares for hundreds of thousands of people each year. We are committed to continually improving and providing quality, compassionate care to every Patient, every time.

Below you will find information about the care we provide and see how Sparrow is working to improve outcomes. Be sure to talk to your Physician about this information when deciding where to seek care for yourself or a loved one.

Arrows indicate if we are doing better or worse than the previous reporting period and graphs show Sparrow's overall trend for the previous 12 months. 

30-day readmission

The rates below indicate the percentage of Patients who have required an unplanned readmission within 30 days of discharge. Fewer readmissions can show that a hospital is doing its best to prevent complications, provide clear discharge instructions to Patients, and ensure Patients make a smooth transition to their home or another setting such as a nursing home. Our goal is to make sure our Patients go home at the right time with the right resources.

Condition Sparrow performance Jan. 2014-Dec. 2014
(How many Patients required readmission)
Have we improved?
Better (up arrow), Worse (down arrow)
or Maintained (side arrows)
How are we trending?

Heart Attack 3.90%
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Heart Failure 8.90%
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Simple Pneumonia 4.98%
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COPD 6.95%
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Hip/Knee Replacement 3.07%
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Stroke 3.13%
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Overall 4.65%
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       Data Source: Sparrow Data Analytics


















 
Appropriate Care Score

The Appropriate Care score summarizes whether Patients received all of the recommended treatments based on their specific conditions. Since each Patient is unique and may not be eligible for every type of care for a condition, this score accounts for individuality by examining each Patient's care one episode at a time. 

Condition Sparrow performance Jan. 2014-Dec. 2014
(How many Patients received all recommended treatments)
Have we improved?
Better (up arrow), Worse (down arrow)
or Maintained (side arrows)
How are we trending?

Blood Clot Prevention  95.01%
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Stroke 95.3%
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       Data Source: CMS approved data vendor











Survival Rate

Survival rates represent the percentage of Patients who enter the hospital for a particular condition who leave the hospital alive. This is often dependent on how ill the Patient is at the time they are admitted.  Our goal is to have a survival rate the same or better than what is expected based on the severity of the Patient's illness.

Condition Sparrow performance Jan. 2014-Dec. 2014
(Survival rates for Patients receiving care for the following conditions)
Have we improved?
Better (up arrow), Worse (down arrow)
or Maintained (side arrows)
How are we trending?

Heart Attack 95.23%
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Heart Failure 96.15%
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Simple Pneumonia 96.24%
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COPD 100%
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Hip/Knee Replacement 99.81%
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Stroke 91.83%
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Overall 97.76%
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       Data Source: Sparrow Data Analytics