Sparrow Ionia names Local Leaders to Board of Directors

Published: January 20, 2023

IONIA, MI – Sparrow Ionia Hospital has named two local business leaders to its Board of Directors, which governs the hospital and works closely with senior leadership.

Joining the Sparrow Ionia Board are Amy Herbruck, public and community relations manager, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, and Brian Talbot, senior vice president, mortgage sales supervisor, Mercantile Bank.

Ionia Board of Directors - Amy Herbruck and Brian Talbot

Besides her work for one of the area’s best-known companies, Herbruck is active in the community, serving as a board member for Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Ionia. She volunteers in fostering and animal rescue. Herbruck and her husband, Mike, live in Saranac with their dog, Rudy, and cat, Woody.

Talbot has 30 years of lending experience to help navigate his clients through the mortgage loan process. He serves as a board member for Ionia County Intermediate School District, Ionia County Community Foundation, Ionia Housing Commission, and Rotary Club of Ionia.

Sparrow governing boards, such as the Sparrow Ionia Hospital Board, perform an important function in representing the interests of the community and ensuring we adhere to our mission of improving the health of the region.

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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 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