What: The Outstanding Latino Caregiver Award is given annually by local hospitals in conjunction with the Lansing Latino Health Alliance as a way to publicly recognize individual Latino caregivers for the significant difference they make in patients’ lives and to encourage Latinos to consider careers in healthcare. Now more than ever, it’s important that we promote diversity and inclusion and prove our commitment to the entire community. Sparrow and the Health Alliance will honor Sparrow’s 2019 recipient, Amarily Mendez, a Nurse at Sparrow Clinton Hospital’s Emergency Department, during a brief ceremony. The ceremony will include remarks by Amarily and Sparrow and Health Alliance leaders. Interviews available with award winner and Sparrow and Health Alliance leaders. Where: Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Media will meet in the lobby and be escorted to the ceremony. When: Monday, Aug. 31. Ceremony starts at 3 p.m. Interviews available prior to or after the event. Additional information: Any reporter or media wishing to attend the event should contact John Foren, Spokesperson, Media and Public Relations, at 517.364.8093 or 517.256.1743.
Sparrow 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 Sparrow.org.