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The Sparrow News is our monthly publication that celebrates Caregivers’ accomplishments, keeps you up-to-date on the health system’s achievements, and shares important developments. (Each of these links opens a PDF file, which requires Acrobat Reader to view. You can download Acrobat Reader here.)

  • Feb. 27, 2017 — Sparrow Caregivers raise awareness through Wear Red Day, Sparrow helps sponsor MSU Pink Out Game, Mary Free Bed's SafeGait equipment helps Patients walk again, and much more!
  • Jan. 30, 2017 — Karen Kent VanGorder, M.D., named Sparrow's Senior VP and Chief Medical and Quality Officer, Sparrow RNICU receives Excellence in Nursing Award, Sparrow receives Regional Diversity Award, and Much More!
  • Dec. 28, 2016 — Sparrow adopts children from Fairview Elementary School, Sparrow Physician plays Santa, converting scraps to soil, and much more!
  • Nov. 28, 2016 — Sparrow honored at Celebration of Regional Growth Awards, Sparrow Health Center Lansing opens, unique clinical trial matching Patients to a targeted cancer drug, and much more!
  • Oct. 31, 2016 — Sparrow and Hayes Green Beach formalize affiliation, new Latino Caregiver award announced, Sparrow Physicians mark groundbreaking 50th pacemaker procedure, and more! 
  • Sept. 26, 2016 — Sparrow earns "A" for Patient safety, Hair-A-Thon a big success, Sparrow Ionia Hospital awarded LEED certification, go behind the scenes at Sparrow, and much more!
  • Aug. 29, 2016 — Community celebrates opening of FastCare DeWitt Meijer, stroke team research published in respected AHA journal, Sparrow Clinton Hospital CEO makes national list of top critical access leaders, and much more! 
  • July 25, 2016 —  Community celebrates opening of the Gathering Place at Sparrow, New Sparrow FastCare at Okemos Meijer comes to rescue of heart Patient, Sparrow Hospital, Sparrow Carson named among 2016 Most Wired
  • June 27, 2016 — Sparrow celebrates cancer survivors, Young Sparrow rehab Patients enjoy new adaptive golf program, a record breaking year for Dapper Dads, and much more!
  • May 31, 2016 — New Sparrow FastCare clinic opens, Sparrow honors Physician of the Year, Nurses of the Year celebrated during National Nurses Week, and much more!
  • April 25, 2016 — Four-year-old saved by care at Sparrow Stroke Center, Patient attends daughter's England wedding via video, and much more!
  • March 28, 2016 — Sparrow celebrates Doctors' Day, honors husband and wife with 2016 Sparrow Founders' Award, and much more! 
  • Feb. 29, 2016 — Sparrow offers new device to reduce the risk of stroke, Nurses honor excellence, and more!
  • Jan. 27, 2016 — Sparrow Nurses make national news, welcomes new babies for the New Year
  • Dec. 28, 2015 — Sparrow and Mayo partner for free community forum on genomic medicine, Operation Santa, Princess Alli Foundation, and much more!
  • Nov. 30, 2015 — Mary Free Bed at Sparrow completes renovation and expansion, Sparrow debut new float at Silver Bells in the City, and much more!
  • Oct. 28, 2015 — Sparrow FastCare Downtown opens Nov. 3, Delta Dental Foundation funds 50,000 kits to improve oral health, and much more!
  • Sept. 28, 2015 — Sparrow opens new Sports Medicine practice, a prestigious certification from The Joint Commission for Sparrow Medical Group St. Johns, installation of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Sparrow, and more!
  • Aug. 31, 2015 — Sparrow breaks ground on new Health Center, joins clinically integrated network to improve care, and more!
  • July 27, 2015 — Sparrow captures Patient stories for new Marketing campaign, prepares to break ground on new Sparrow Health Center Lansing, and more!
  • June 29, 2015 — Sparrow FastCare Frandor opens, and much more!
  • May 28, 2015 — Sparrow breaks ground on Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, introduces new Population Health service model, and much more!
  • April 27, 2015 — Sparrow breaks ground on The Gathering Place, sets date for Sparrow Ionia Hospital's dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony and much more!
  • March 30, 2015 — Sparrow celebrates Founders' Day, highlights leading-edge heart and vascular treatments found only at Sparrow and much more!
  • Feb. 23, 2015 — Sparrow welcomes Sparrow Carson Hospital, becomes official health system of the Michigan High School Athletic Association
  • Jan. 26, 2015 — Sparrow announces the new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, celebrates the New Year's baby
  • Dec. 22, 2014 — A pink Christmas for Caregivers, Operation Santa 2014, renovations begin for Mary Free Bed at Sparrow
  • Nov. 25, 2014 — National recognition for EMR adoption, Ebola preparedness update, mini-Medical School
  • Oct. 29, 2014 — Mayo Clinic mobile exhibit, Caregiver Spotlight, and much more!
  • Sept. 29, 2014 — Sparrow launches Safe Sleep efforts, Caregiver Survey coming up
  • Aug. 25, 2014 — Sparrow Clinton Hospital celebrates new Emergency Services facility
  • July 28, 2014 — Sparrow celebrates Magnet redesignation
  • June 30, 2014 — Sparrow Hospital again recognized as one of nation's best hospitals for nursing excellence
  • May 30, 2014 — New surgical center, Jake the dog retires and much more!
  • April 28, 2014 — Welcome to the first digital Sparrow News! 
  • March 25, 2014 — Coming soon: Sparrow News direct to your email inbox
  • Feb. 25, 2014 — Community marks Sparrow Grand Ledge opening
  • Jan. 25, 2014 — Sparrow celebrates opening of Lansing Neurosurgery Learning Center
  • Dec. 26, 2013 — Elizabeth Henry is honored and thanked
  • Nov. 26, 2013 — Caregivers gear up for Operation Santa 2013
  • Oct. 25, 2013 — Community celebrates groundbreaking for new Sparrow Ionia Hospital
  • Sept. 25, 2013 — Spartan Band entertained, Sparrow kids to benefit
  • Aug. 28, 2013 — Sparrow Neurosciences Center celebrates a grand opening
  • July 24, 2013 — Good, but not clean, family fun
  • June 26, 2013 — Telethon celebrates 25 years of "miracles" for CMNH
  • May 29, 2013 — "And the winner is..." IT holds Oscar ceremony
  • April 29, 2013 — Thank a Nurse ahead of Nurses Week
  • March 29, 2013 — Mary Jane (McClintock) Wilson wins Founders' Award
  • Feb. 25, 2013 — Sparrow has Michigan's first and only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Jan. 25, 2013 — Sparrow celebrates grand opening of two new facilities
  • Dec. 21, 2012 — iSparrow EMR is live!
  • Nov. 26, 2012 — Getting ready for takeoff!
  • Oct. 24, 2012 — Physicians Health Plan offers new look to award-winning service
  • Sept. 24, 2012 — Sparrow Hospital receives highest state honor for performance excellence
  • Aug. 20, 2012 — Caregivers celebrate Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber
  • July 23, 2012 — Sparrow named "High-Performing" by U.S. News & World Report
  • June 22, 2012 — Sparrow selected to join prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network
  • May 18, 2012 — Evan Yaney is Sparrow's 2012 Miracle Child
  • April 11, 2012 — Sparrow Physicians celebrated on national Doctors' Day
  • March 14, 2012 — Sparrow staff attends American Chopper bike unveiling
  • Feb. 1, 2012 — "Quiet for You" campaign launches at Sparrow
  • Jan. 11, 2012 — Sparrow's New Year's baby makes his debut
  • Dec. 29, 2011 — Inspirational volunteer brings warmth, compassion to Sparrow Patients
  • Dec. 2, 2011 — Ronald McDonald clowns around at Sparrow Children's Center
  • Nov. 9, 2011 — Sparrow nationally recognized at Studer conference
  • Oct. 19, 2011 — iSparrow Electronic Medical Record Phase 2 launches
  • Sept. 28, 2011 — Record crowd attends marching band concert
  • Sept. 7, 2011 — Sparrow Super Heroes become superstars at Lugnuts game
  • Aug. 17, 2011 — Stroke program earns prestigious gold award
  • July 27, 2011 — Dads don dapper duds, draw $125K in donations for women's health
  • June 30, 2011 — Volunteers are critical to our mission
  • June 1, 2011 — New heart campaign starts soon
  • May 18, 2011 — New Associate health and wellness efforts announced
  • April 20, 2011 — Sparrow welcomes 250,000th baby
  • Mar. 28, 2011 — Dr. Zaroukian receives national I.T. award
  • Mar. 7, 2011 — Sparrow 250,000th Baby
  • Feb. 21, 2011 — Greg Brogan to lead Sparrow Board
  • Feb. 7, 2011 — Help! Help Desk associates untangle tricky computer problems
  • Jan. 24, 2011 — Last Active Graduate from the Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing Retires
  • Jan. 11, 2011 — Helping the Poor in Mexico
  • Dec. 30, 2010 — MSU Chef Helps Kids Cook Healthy
  • Dec. 15, 2010 — Life Saving Airlift
  • Nov. 1, 2010 — Inspiring! Sparrow.org has bright new look, advanced features
  • Oct. 18, 2010 — Split-flow system streamlines emergency care
  • Oct. 4, 2010 — Gift Shop Grand Opening
  • Sept. 20, 2010 — iSparrow EMR system goes live
  • Aug. 30, 2010 — Introducing: Sparrow Super Heroes
  • Aug. 16, 2010 — Teaching the next generation of caregivers
  • July 13, 2010 — Mother Baby Center dedication honors Dr. Sheets
  • June 28, 2010 — 22nd annual CMN Giveathon
  • June 15, 2010 — 50-year volunteers highlight annual WHA luncheon
  • June 1, 2010 — Sparrow Nursing Lifetime Achievement Award