Sparrow President, CEO Swan new MHA Board of Trustees Chair

Outgoing Chairman Bill Jackson (right) passes the MHA Board of Trustees gavel to 2013-2014 Chairman Dennis Swan.

Published: July 11, 2013

Sparrow President and CEO Dennis Swan has been elected to serve as the 2013-14 Chairman of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Trustees.

Swan, who has served as president and CEO of Sparrow since November 2004, will take a leadership role in striving toward fulfilling MHA's commitment to help Michigan's hospitals meet the current and future needs of their communities.

"Sparrow, the MHA and its member organizations are focused on safety, quality, satisfaction and value," said Swan. "We will all work closely together to ensure access to the right care, at the right place and at the right time."

Sparrow is an area leader in changing healthcare for the better. Through its membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network and other initiatives, Sparrow is a respected leader in transforming healthcare through innovation, clinical excellence and a commitment to Patient-centered, evidence-based best practices.

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is the statewide leader representing all of the community hospitals in Michigan. Established in 1919, the MHA represents the interests of its member hospitals and health systems in legislative and regulatory arenas on key issues and supports efforts to provide safe, quality, cost-effective and accessible care. For more information, visit

Sparrow is mid-Michigan's premier health care organization, featuring the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center and collaborations with the Mayo Clinic Care Network and Michigan State University's three human health colleges. Sparrow Hospital was recently awarded the Michigan Quality Leadership Award, the highest honor for organizational performance excellence in the state, and is one of only 6 percent of the nation's hospitals to earn the Nurse Magnet Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.