“Sparrow continues to lead the way in transforming health care delivery and financing by ensuring that the needs of our Patients always come first.”

Welcome to our Annual Report for 2013, highlighting some key Sparrow success stories.

Every achievement at Sparrow is a direct result of the tireless individual and collective efforts of dedicated Board Members, Physicians, Nurses, Caregivers and Volunteers. In our report, you will see prime examples of our team approach to care delivery. Everyone is to be fully engaged in order to create a culture of safety, quality, service excellence and accountability. Sparrow continues to lead the way in transforming health care delivery and financing by ensuring that the needs of our Patients always come first.

To strengthen team medicine, we have formed a Physician partnership called the Sparrow Care Network. This new entity is a new vehicle for clinical integration and care coordination and will help us provide enhanced value for Patients, employers, payors and the growing number of communities we serve.

We are incredibly proud to have recently achieved Magnet® redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet status signifies America’s highest level of Nursing excellence and professional Nursing practice.

Sparrow continues to provide some of the most advanced care in the nation, right here in mid-Michigan. We are Michigan’s first member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network. Our Network membership allows Sparrow Physicians and other Caregivers access to Mayo’s best practices and expertise. We are expanding Sparrow’s relationship with Mayo to work together for the benefit of each Patient.

Every member of the Sparrow Family has played a key role in our progress. Dedication to the Sparrow Way is the foundation upon which we will ultimately realize our vision of being nationally recognized for quality and the Patient experience.

We look forward to continuing to serve mid-Michigan and improve the health of the people in our region by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time…with no exceptions and no excuses.

Dennis A. Swan
President & CEO