Sparrow Celebrates and Honors Physicians on Doctors’ Day

Published: March 30, 2022

LANSING, MI – From the beginnings when a lone physician began providing care from a rented house to today’s 1,263 primary and specialty care physicians, highly skilled Sparrow doctors have provided leading-edge medicine and quality patient care. Sparrow takes special pride in honoring those doctors on this National Doctors’ Day.

“We want to express profound gratefulness for all that our physicians do,” said Karen Kent VanGorder, M.D., Sparrow Health System’s Chief Medical and Quality Officer.

“Every day and all through every night they are here to protect, to soothe, to cure, to fix, to mend, to hold a hand and to be with our community members when they need them most. This gift, from our interns and residents, who are the youngest members of the team, through our veteran physicians who have served this community for 40 and 50 years, cannot be over-appreciated.”

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We received many testimonials over the past few weeks about our outstanding physicians and are sharing them in this special new e-book. Please view the e-book here.

As the region’s only community-owned, community-based health system, Sparrow physicians provide expert care throughout Mid-Michigan. Sparrow attracts primary and specialty care physicians who have trained in the latest innovations at leading medical centers.

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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, Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. 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