About Sparrow Eaton Hospital

Wow in ER


Gold Seal Ionia

National Quality Approval

CAP Accreditation Logo

College of American Pathologists

PCMH Accreditation Logo

Patient-Centered Medical Home

ACR Mammography Accredited

ACR Mammography Accredited

ACR Stereotactic Accredited

ACR Stereotactic Accredited

ACR Nuclear Medicine Accreditation seal

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.

Daisy Award Logo

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.

Volunteer at Eaton Hospital

Learn more about becoming a volunteer.

Volunteers are a crucial part of Sparrow’s mission and are needed in providing excellent care to our patients and families. Interested in becoming a Sparrow volunteer? Click the button below to get started!


Sparrow Eaton CARE Channel

Care Channel

Premier relaxation programming that adds a sense of peace and healing, by combining peaceful scenes of nature with beautiful music, to the clinical environment.

Eaton Gift Basket

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. 

Sparrow Eaton - Interpreter Services

Interpreter Services

To ensure patients can receive medical information in their own language, Sparrow Eaton offers free interpreter services.

Eaton Patient Room

Patient Rooms

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.

Eaton Safety Training

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. 

Eaton Support Groups

Support Groups

Several free support groups meet monthly at AL!VE to discuss topics ranging from diabetes to weight loss. Call 517.541.5800 for a current listing of free-to-the-community support groups, or more information.

Eaton Vending

Vending Machines

Vending machines are located between Trumley A conference room and the Sparrow Eaton Café for cold beverages and snacks.


AL!VE Building
AL!VE: Your Community Well-Being Place

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.

Learn More
Eaton Ambulance


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.

Anticoagulation Clinic at Sparrow Eaton

Anticoagulation Clinic (ACC)

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 - Breast Care Center
Breast Care Center

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.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton - Infusion Services
Cancer Care & Infusion Services

Offering chemotherapy services and infusion therapy. Board-certified oncology and hematologist Heidi Egloff, M.D. cares for patients and is part of the award-winning Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center in Lansing. For more information on oncology services, call 517.543.9564. For more information on infusion, call 517.541.5892.

Learn More
Eaton Cardiac Pulmonary
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton Diabetes Education
Diabetes Education

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.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton - Emergency Dept
Emergency Department

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.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton Surgery Out Patient Endoscopy

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.

Learn More
Cardiology & Vascular Medicine
Heart Station

Through our partnership with the highly skilled cardiology specialists in Lansing, advancement in echocardiography, stress testing and vascular imaging are conveniently provided at Sparrow Eaton Hospital. Cardiology services are available five days a week.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton Inpatient Services Nurse

Inpatient Services

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.

Sparrow Eaton - Laboratory

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.

Learn More
Eaton Nutritional Counseling
Nutrition Counseling

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.

Learn More
Orthopedics, Bike riding
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Sparrow Eaton's team of highly skilled providers, from surgeons to athletic trainers, come from years of experience with orthopedic patients. From partial and total joint replacements with minimally invasive surgical methods and advanced infection control techniques to rehabilitation, you'll experience excellent care at Sparrow Eaton.

Learn More
Eaton Primary Care 2023
Primary Care Practices

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.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton - Pulmonary Services
Pulmonary Services

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.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton Radiology scan
Radiology Services

From MRI to x-ray, Sparrow Eaton provides all your imaging needs in one department. Staffed 24 hours a day by registered radiologic technologists, our primary goal is caring for our patients. For scheduling, call 517.541.5948.

Learn More
Eaton Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Services

Sparrow Eaton Hospital's rehabilitation team works 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.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton Sleep Center
Sleep Center

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.

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton - Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

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.

Sparrow Eaton - Specialty Care Practices
Specialty Care Practices

Find multiple, medical specialties in your local community in the areas of cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, general surgery, podiatry, oncology, urology, orthopedics, pain management, and women's health – to name just a few.  

Learn More
Sparrow Eaton - Out Patient Surgery
Surgical Services

Our modern Perioperative Services Department provides patient-centered care by an experienced staff. The modern surgical facility encompasses larger surgical suites and amenities to allow a range of surgical procedures to be performed at Sparrow Eaton Hospital.

Learn More
Eaton Urgent Care
Urgent Care

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.

Get In Line Now
Eaton Women's Health
Women’s Health

Women's health at Sparrow Eaton Hospital includes clinical services, screenings and spa services are provided in comfortable, private rooms that allow staff to provide one-on-one personalized care where your needs and wishes are the top priority.

Learn More

Campus Facilities & Parking

Sparrow Hospital - Eaton

Floor Maps
First Level
Second Level

Visitor Information

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.

Food Options

Sparrow Eaton Café

Sparrow Eaton Cafe

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 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Eaton Nourish Cafe 2023 Booth

Nearby Lodging

Holiday Inn Charlotte Eaton

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte

Amenities: Indoor pool, free parking, free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast bar

Address: 500 Meijer Dr., Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone Number: 517.541.5000


Comfort Inn

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet, indoor heated pool

Address: 1302 E. Packard Hwy., Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone Number: 517.543.7307



Comfort Inn Charlotte Eaton

Generosity Heals

Sparrow Eaton Generosity Heals Donation

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.