About Sparrow Eaton Hospital
National Quality Approval
College of American Pathologists
Patient-Centered Medical Home
ACR Mammography Accredited
ACR Stereotactic Accredited
ACR Nuclear Medicine Accredited
Sparrow Eaton Hospital has a rich and unique history
What started in a beautiful stone mansion more than 80 years ago has evolved into a modern, warm, welcoming facility, full of professionals who are committed to promoting the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Through all of our growth and evolution, we have kept our eye on quality, compassion and service.
Compassion from our community
Largely driven by the charitable support of the local community, we have continued to make progress in healthcare quality – most notably with the completion of Imagine HGB in 2005, then AL!VE in 2011-2012, Eaton Area Orthopedics in 2017, One Team Family Health in 2017, and affiliation with Sparrow Health System in 2019. We stand poised as a place where Eaton County residents can confidently receive excellent care from high-caliber physicians and caregivers with a wide range of capabilities and extensive relationships.
For our extraordinary nurses
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Sparrow Health System is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner that recognizes one of our nurses with this special honor every month. Patients, Visitors, Nurses, Physicians, and Caregivers may nominate a deserving Nurse.
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Premier relaxation programming that adds a sense of peace and healing, by combining peaceful scenes of nature with beautiful music, to the clinical environment.
Chapel & Chaplain Services
Located near our Heritage Hall, the non-denominational chapel provides a private location to gather. Sparrow Eaton has more than 20 volunteer chaplains ready to assist patients and their family members who may need spiritual guidance on their journey.
The Gift Basket
Sparrow Eaton’s gift shop for items ranging from flowers, candy, cards and stuffed animals to holiday décor, books, unique jewelry and other decorative items/gifts. The shop is run by the Sparrow Eaton Auxiliary and is currently open five days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To ensure patients can receive medical information in their own language, Sparrow Eaton offers free interpreter services.
Patients who stay in the hospital overnight are cared for in large, private patient rooms with plenty of space and sleeper couches to accommodate family members. All rooms have phones (to make local, long-distance or room-to-room calls) and TV’s available for convenience and comfort.
Safety Training Classes
The Eaton Area EMS together with the American Heart Association, frequently offers CPR, First Aid and periodic babysitter trainings for the community. Call 517.541.5912 for more information.
Several free support groups meet monthly at AL!VE to discuss topics such as: Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, weight loss, autism and more. Call 517.541.5800 for more information.
Vending machines are located between Trumley A conference room and the Sparrow Eaton Café for cold beverages and snacks.
An experience-based, destination health park located one mile from Sparrow Eaton’s main campus, aimed at enhancing the health and vitality of the region.
The Eaton Area EMS, located at Sparrow Eaton Hospital, provides emergency ambulance service and ambulance transfer service in Eaton and Ingham Counties, and the surrounding area. The department operates three licensed advanced life support ambulances and three licensed basic life support ambulances. Pre-hospital emergency medical care and routine ambulance transfers are provided to all ages, types of injures and medical conditions. Dial 911 if an emergency ambulance is needed. Call 517.543.9508 to schedule ambulance transfers.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital helps manage care for patients taking anticoagulation medications or blood thinners, such as Coumadin and Warfarin. Our ACC is a physician-directed and nurse-managed service, staffed with registered nurses to assess for continued safety throughout a patient's course of therapy. Call 517.541.5861 for an appointment.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital is proud to offer comprehensive breast health services to meet most patient's needs in an inviting, pampering environment. Services can begin with a woman’s annual mammogram. In addition to screening and diagnostic mammograms using 3-D technology, we offer an array of services from bone density to genetic testing. For more information, or to schedule a mammogram, call 517.541.5948.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital's cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services offer individualized programs to help patients with heart or lung conditions to regain and maintain stronger cardio/pulmonary function through education, exercise and self-awareness. Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation must be prescribed by a physician. Call 517.543.1050, ext. 52469 for more information.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital provides diabetes education at AL!VE (800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, MI, 48813), between 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Daytime and evening appointments are available. Group classes are held on Tuesdays with flexible hours and times to accommodate your schedule. Free-to-the-community support groups are also available. For more information, or to register for a class, call 517.543.1050, ext. 52390.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital's Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, critical care nurses and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel skilled in providing patient care during a medical or trauma emergency. We proudly provide Eaton County residents with a full spectrum of care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With feedback or questions about a recent visit, please leave a message at 517.541.5887.
Sparrow Eaton offers gastroenterology services to patients with all types of digestive disorders. Patients are evaluated and consultations are performed in our Endoscopy Station and can help you and your doctor diagnose a variety of symptoms, such as stomach pain or acid reflux. For more information or to schedule an appointment, ask your doctor or call 517.543.9501.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital offers outpatient infusion therapy in a comfortable environment that focuses on each patient's individual needs. All infusion services require pre-scheduled appointments, and are initiated and discontinued per a physician’s order. Flexible scheduling can accommodate therapy that is needed up to three times per day. Services may be one-time, intermittent or repeated as ordered by a physician. For more information, ask your doctor or call 517.543.1050, ext. 52605.
Whether you are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery, you can count on excellent care in a safe, clean, comfortable environment at Sparrow Eaton Hospital. Our unit provides inpatient services for all conditions in 18 private rooms staffed by specially-trained registered nurses and certified nurses' assistants.
The Sparrow Eaton Hospital Laboratory is equipped with high-grade diagnostic equipment and specially trained personnel, and offers two convenient walk-in blood draw stations. Patients may walk in any time to receive testing 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday or 7:30 a.m. to Noon, Saturday (closed Sundays and major holidays). For more information, call 517.543.9505.
Staffed entirely by volunteers, this service delivers meals to those in need within the city of Charlotte. No age or income requirements. Call 517.541.5909 for more information.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital's Nutrition Services can help you on your way to healthier living. Call to set up a consultation with a registered dietitian for prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, weight loss, eating disorders, food allergies and more. To schedule an appointment, please call 517.543.1050, ext. 52675.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital's family practitioners provide comprehensive care for individuals and family members of all ages, with focus on personal, continuing care to prevent disease and promote health and vitality. They take same-day appointment in their offices and encourage patients to call the practices prior to going to Urgent Care. Sign up today for the MySparrow Patient Portal today, to see test results, request prescription refills and connect with your provider.
Sparrow Eaton provides comprehensive care focusing on the treatment and prevention of cardiopulmonary dysfunction, respiratory therapy and sleep diagnostics. For more information or an appointment, call 517.541.5948.
Sparrow Eaton Hospital's rehabilitation services work with you and your primary care physician to develop a customized treatment plan to best meet your needs. Services include inpatient and outpatient services, physical, occupational and speech therapy, and sports medicine and are provided at EMPOWER in AL!VE. Call 517.541.5800, opt. 2 for more information.
The Sleep Station at Sparrow Eaton offers both in-house and at-home studies to qualifying patients. We offer services that can address sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and other sleep disorders. Our sleep rooms are set up with an emphasis on comfort so you can rest easy, including features such as a television, Sleep Number bed, full bathroom and even white-noise-producing sleep aides to help you feel as comfortable as possible. Please contact us at 517.541.5845 to schedule an appointment.
Stopping the use of cigarettes or other tobacco products is very difficult, even with help, but it isn't impossible. There are many resources available. To learn more about how to quit smoking, contact Sparrow Eaton Hospital's Respiratory Services Department at 517.543.1050, ext. 52662 or your local health department.
At Sparrow Urgent Care Charlotte, our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing excellent care and service when your primary care provider is unavailable. Open Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campus Facilities & Parking
Sparrow Hospital - Eaton
At Sparrow Eaton Hospital, our priority is supporting the health of our community by ensuring that every patient feels comfortable and safe. In response to COVID-19 as well as health recommendations from the state of Michigan, we have implemented new visitor guidelines and policies designed to give patients access to the support persons they need while minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and other sickness.
Sparrow Eaton Café
A full salad bar is available, along with pre-made salads, sandwich fixings, hot entrées, fresh fruit, desserts, soups, breads and beverages.
Location: Sparrow Eaton Hospital Main Campus (321 E. Harris St., Charlotte, MI), 2nd floor
Hours: Pleasant dining for caregivers and visitors is available 7 days a week.
- Breakfast: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
- Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
- Dinner: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
- Salad/Sandwich Bar: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m
NOURISH, the AL!VE community café, offers an indoor dining experience with a wide variety Mediterranean- and Latin-inspired cuisine. View our menu (PDF).
NOURISH also offers sushi (pre-order only). Complete an order form (PDF) or call us at 517.541.5815 by 1pm on Wednesday for delivery on Thursday. Pick-up and pay for your sushi any time after 11am on Thursday.
Location: AL!VE (800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, MI)
Hours: Monday-Friday | 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Donations made to the Sparrow Foundation to each of our community hospital stays local, right here in your community to fund the area of care you select. To give a gift to Sparrow Eaton, please use our secure online donation form.