Sparrow Ionia Hospital Welcomes New Board Member

Published: May 19, 2023

IONIA, MI – Sparrow Ionia Hospital is pleased to welcome community leader Ryan Hesche to our Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Board members help oversee Sparrow Ionia, work closely with senior leadership, and bring broad experience from various fields.

Hesche is Managing Realtor for Greenridge Realty in Saranac and Lowell. He is a leader in Saranac, serving as Executive Director of the Saranac Community Association. Ryan also serves as a board member for Saranac Housing Commission, Greater Regional Alliance of Realtor Leadership Academy, and BICE (Barry, Ionia, Clinton, and Eaton County) Rural Real Estate Committee. Ryan and his wife, Wendy, live in Ionia with their three sons Dyson, William, and Isaac.

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New Sparrow Ionia Board Member Ryan Hesche

In addition to Hesche, the 2023 Sparrow Ionia Board of Directors includes Thomas Dickinson, chair; John Milewski II, vice chair; Meg Wheeler, secretary; Virgil Biggs; Kira Carter-Robertson, Sparrow Health System Senior Vice President of Affiliate Operations; Amy Herbruck; Ami Kihn, Sparrow Health System Vice President of Revenue Cycle; Ellesse Lehman-Lay; Linda Reetz, Sparrow Ionia Hospital President; Brett Reich, D.O., Sparrow Ionia Hospital Chief of Staff; Brandon Richmond; and Brian Talbot.

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Sparrow Ionia Hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System. As Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization, Sparrow includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the 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