What: Sparrow has achieved another milestone by performing its 200,000th test for COVID-19. Sparrow is among only a few labs – either hospital-based or private – who have reached this level in Michigan. The numbers continue to be fueled by our innovative drive-thru locations. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Sparrow has been a national leader in performing the nasal swab or PCR test, becoming one of the first hospitals in Michigan to offer tests for inpatients. Leaders of Sparrow Laboratories will discuss the milestone, testing trends as the pandemic continues to surge, and our latest testing technology. Interviews available with Sparrow Laboratories officials and excellent b-roll of high-tech equipment at our lab processing center. Where: Sparrow Center for Laboratory Medicine, 3392 Patient Care Dr., Lansing, MI 48912. A representative from Sparrow Marketing will meet reporters near the front entrance and escort them into the building. When: Monday, Oct. 19, 11:45 a.m. Additional information: Any reporter or media wishing to attend the event should contact John Foren, Spokesperson, Media and Public Relations, at 517.364.8093or 517.256.1743.
Sparrow Carson 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 and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with the 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 Sparrow.org.