Grand opening of new Sparrow Neurosciences Center

Published: July 31, 2013

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Sparrow today celebrated the grand opening of the Sparrow Neurosciences Center, featuring 60 all-private Patient rooms and leading-edge technology to better support the critical needs of our Neurosciences Patients and their families.

The new Neurosciences Center will occupy Floors 9 and 10 of the Sparrow Tower, the single largest commitment to improving care in the region when it was built in 2008.

The Center includes a dedicated EEG Monitoring room where Sparrow Physicians can track all Patients connected to an EEG throughout the hospital, and the Lansing Neurosurgery Learning Center to advance neurological education in our community.

This also represents the opening of the Truly Thankful Neuro Trauma ICU, named after the Truly Thankful Fund which has generously supported the Neurosciences Campaign. The name comes from the donors' belief that we should be "Truly Thankful" that this caliber of facility, with such extraordinary medical care, exists in our community.

We've brought together the William and Claire Dart Stoke Center, Neuro Trauma ICU, Neuro Interventional Unit, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Neuro Physiology Unit and Neuro-Oncology Services into an integrated facility.

"When we opened the Sparrow Tower, it was with the vision to move forward and reinvent the Patient care experience," said Sparrow President and CEO Dennis Swan. "The creation of this new center for neurological care brings that vision to reality."

Working in partnership with the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Michigan State University Health Team, Lansing Neurosurgery, and Lansing's private neurology practices, the Sparrow Neurosciences Center is the premier provider for nationally recognized neurosciences care.

"When patients are ill, particularly with brain and spinal cord injuries, they are especially sensitive to their surroundings," said David Kaufman, D.O., Medical Director of Sparrow Neurosciences and Professor and Chair of Neurology at Michigan State University. "They want privacy and dignity, and this facility, with all private rooms and the environment that has been created, will assure those things for our Patients and their families."

This project, and more like it to come, is an example of how Sparrow is transforming care and pursuing best practices to improve the health of our community.