Kris McCarty named president of Sparrow Clinton Hospital

Published: March 27, 2023

ST. JOHNS, MI – Kris McCarty, an inspiring and innovative leader who has improved patient care throughout her career, has been named President of Sparrow Clinton Hospital.

McCarty has served as interim leader of the hospital since last June and was given the permanent position after a nationwide search. She succeeds Beth Daugherty, who retired last year.

McCarty has been with Sparrow for 17 years, having previously served as Vice President of Patient Experience for Sparrow Health System, Director of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital at Sparrow, and Director of Rehabilitation Services. Since joining Sparrow Clinton, she has helped cultivate community partnerships and overseen an increase in patient volumes and surgical services.

Kris McCarty New Clinton President March 2023

Kris McCarty, an inspiring and innovative leader, has been named President of Sparrow Clinton Hospital.

“It is with a grateful heart that I share my excitement to lead the dynamic team at Sparrow Clinton Hospital,” McCarty said. “I look forward to opportunities to further cultivate relationships with key partners in St. Johns, regional partners and the exceptional caregivers, medical staff and volunteers who share in the honor of serving our community. This appointment is a true honor to provide passionate and inspired leadership to the team at Sparrow Clinton Hospital.”

Inspired by her own life experiences, McCarty brings a holistic approach to healthcare and leadership, with the needs of patients and caregivers always coming first. She is a passionate, thoughtful, and skillful leader who will guide Sparrow Clinton through the many challenges facing community hospitals.

“I am extremely pleased that Kris will transition into the permanent role,” said Kira Carter-Robertson, Senior Vice President, Regional Hospitals for Sparrow Health System. “Kris is someone who leads with integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. I look forward to continuing to work with Kris. Her leadership skills and experience will be very important as we continue to grow and serve the greater St. Johns community.”

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Sparrow Health System is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit