Sparrow Hospitals to Receive New Names in April 2024

Published: June 19, 2023

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Health System’s top entities will receive new names that include University of Michigan Health, effective April 1, 2024, as part of Sparrow joining the Michigan Medicine clinical network, according to health system officials.

The new names are:

  • E.W. Sparrow Hospital ➤ University of Michigan Health-Sparrow Lansing
  • Sparrow Carson Hospital ➤ University of Michigan Health-Sparrow Carson
  • Sparrow Clinton Hospital ➤ University of Michigan Health-Sparrow Clinton
  • Sparrow Eaton Hospital ➤ University of Michigan Health-Sparrow Eaton
  • Sparrow Ionia Hospital ➤ University of Michigan Health-Sparrow Ionia

The news comes on the heels of the positive feedback Sparrow has received about the health system’s planned new name, University of Michigan Health-Sparrow, which was announced two weeks ago. The new system name will also take effect April 1, 2024.

Sparrow leaders said they selected the new entity names to leverage the strength of the two top healthcare brands in the state.

“It was important to maintain the legacy and continuity of our Community Hospitals and E.W. Sparrow Hospital and the equity they have built in their communities, while drawing on the reputation of U-M Health as the preeminent health system in Michigan,” said James Dover, President and CEO, Sparrow Health System.

Sparrow joined University of Michigan Health in April 2023, contributing significantly to what is now the second largest health system in the state.

The new names specifically don’t include “Hospital” because the individual campuses are more than just a hospital building. Patients are increasingly served on an outpatient basis at one of Sparrow’s more than 150 sites of care. The names are intended to reflect an ongoing change in how healthcare is delivered and the entire breadth of Sparrow services, leaders said.

Sparrow will continue to be known as Sparrow Health System in internal and external communications until April 1, 2024, when the new name becomes official.

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About Sparrow:

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. Through our 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.

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About Michigan Medicine:

At Michigan Medicine, we advance health to serve Michigan and the world. We pursue excellence every day in our five hospitals, 125 clinics and home care operations that handle more than 2.3 million outpatient visits a year, as well as educate the next generation of physicians, health professionals and scientists in our U-M Medical School.

Michigan Medicine includes the top ranked U-M Medical School and University of Michigan Health, which includes the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan Health West and the Rogel Cancer Center. The U-M Medical School is one of the nation's biomedical research powerhouses, with total research funding of more than $500 million.

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