Sparrow Community Hospitals Honored for Performance

Published: December 20, 2023

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Carson, Eaton and Ionia hospitals have been recognized by a national organization for outstanding patient care, performance and quality, reflecting our leading-edge medicine and highly skilled physicians and caregivers.

Sparrow Carson received the 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality and Patient Perspective from The Chartis Center of Rural Health. 

“Sparrow Carson provides high quality care to the many surrounding communities it serves,” said Mark Brisboe, president, Sparrow Carson and Clinton hospitals. “Ensuring our patients are highly cared for, understand their treatment process, and receive care as though they are our family is important. Most often people come to us during their most difficult and uncomfortable times. It is our duty to provide them the highest quality of care so they can return to enjoying their families and busy lives.”

Sparrow Eaton and Ionia received the 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes.

“Sparrow Eaton and Sparrow Ionia serve vital roles in providing convenient access to health care, specifically our rural communities,” said Linda Reetz, president of Sparrow Ionia and interim president of Sparrow Eaton. “Our top priority is providing quality, compassionate care to our patients and therefore we focus on every aspect of the patients’ journey. I am pleased to see our caregivers recognized for the impact they are making in our communities.”

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas.

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Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through 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