About Sparrow Ionia Hospital

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Gold Seal Ionia

National Quality Approval


National Pathway to Excellence Designation 

CMS 4 Star Rating

CMS 4-Star Rating for Patient Satisfaction

Age Friendly Health System Committed to Care Excellence

Age-Friendly Health System Committed to Care Excellence for Older Adults

  • Level IV Trauma designation by Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Age-Friendly Hospital Designation
  • LEED Certification
  • TJC Medication Compounding Accreditation
  • MPRO 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement
  • Medical Disposal Program Designated Drop Off Site

We're part of your community

Sparrow Ionia Hospital has been part of the Ionia community for over 75 years. Today our commitment to your health is stronger than ever before. Our all new, LEED certified, state-of-the-art, 22-bed hospital opened in 2015. The new facility offers more services, updated technology and expanded healthcare for our patients. We partner with additional healthcare professionals throughout the Sparrow Health System to provide exceptional care whatever your health situation is. We have the expert medical care you need ― always with a caring, compassionate approach.

Primary and specialty care near you

Primary care is available to serve you at Sparrow Medical Group practices located conveniently throughout the county in Ionia, Muir, Portland and Saranac. Specialty services from orthopedics and sports medicine to cancer treatment and nuclear medicine, are also exactly where you need them most: right here in your community.

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 and Patient

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!


Cart N' Lobby Gift Shop

Sparrow Ionia Gift Shop

Visit the Sparrow Ionia Gift Shop for items ranging from candy, cards and stuffed animals to holiday décor, books, unique jewelry and other decorative items and gifts. The Gift Shop is run by Sparrow Ionia Hospital Volunteers and is currently open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Thanks to the generosity of the Sparrow Ionia Healthcare Advocates we have a beautiful chapel for those who would like a quieter, more private place to meditate. The Chapel is located on the second floor, next to the Surgical Waiting area.  Sparrow Ionia Hospital welcomes volunteer chaplains that can assist our patients and their family members who may need spiritual guidance on their journey.

Healing Garden

Healing Garden

The natural garden located outside the dining area on the first floor, was built with the support of the Rotary Club of Ionia, and is meant to be a place of respite for patients, family members and caregivers. Inside the Garden is a walkway of engraved bricks in memory or honor of caregivers and community members.

Language Services

Interpreter Services

Available through Patient Access, we offer free interpreter services to ensure patients can receive medical information in their own language.

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 telephones and TV’s available for your convenience and comfort.

Roeser Walking Trail, June 2022
Roeser Walking Trail

The Roeser Walking Trail is a 1.2-mile outdoor walking path around the hospital that starts at the Healing Garden. Supported by caregivers and community members, the trail is dedicated to Bill Roeser, retired President of Sparrow Ionia Hospital, and his wife Marcia, a longtime Sparrow Hospital nurse.

Experience the benefit of health and wellbeing of the community we serve. The trail is available as weather permits.

Download the Roeser Trail Map (PDF)


Ionia Cardiology

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

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emergency room ambulance stretcher

We are a full-service emergency department, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with all Emergency Medicine trained and board-certified physicians treating serious injuries. Specially trained caregivers are available to provide high-quality care when you need it the most.

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Ionia Radiology

When it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of your injury or illness, your doctor needs the highest-quality images available. At Sparrow Ionia Hospital, we use the latest in state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology to give your doctor detailed images of any body part in a matter of seconds.  Our highly trained caregivers will make sure that your experience is centered around you.

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Ionia Oncology

At our Cancer Center we offer oncology diagnostics, chemotherapy, hematology, drug therapies and more for our patients. Providing clinical care services in Ionia is Sparrow Cancer Center physician, Muhammad Hamdan, M.D., board-certified in Oncology/Hematology and Internal Medicine.

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Ionia Inpatient

Inpatient Services

Whether you are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery, you can count on our compassionate, caring medical/surgical unit caregivers to provide excellent care in a safe, clean and comfortable environment. 

Located on the second floor, the unit provides inpatient services for all conditions in 22 private rooms with all the amenities of home. Staffed by specially-trained registered nurses and certified nurses' assistants, the medical/surgical care team makes sure patients receive the hospital services they need including physician and nursing care, physical therapy, dietary services, respiratory therapy and pharmacy services.

Ionia Lab

The Sparrow Ionia is a full-service laboratory. It is integrated with Sparrow Laboratories to provide expanded testing and consultative services. Laboratory services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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orthopedic surgery

Sparrow Ionia’s team provides the comprehensive care that comes from years of experience with orthopedic patients. Orthopedic care starts with accurate diagnosis and leads to the latest in treatment options for relief from chronic joint problems.

From partial and total joint replacements with minimally invasive surgical methods and advanced infection control techniques to advanced post-op pain control and rehabilitation, at Sparrow Ionia, you'll experience outstanding care from our orthopedic surgeons, Alicia Ballard, D.O. and Michael Vaccariello, M.D.

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Ionia Primary Care
Primary Care Practices

The four Sparrow-owned primary care practices in Ionia, Muir, Portland and Saranac have been designated as a Patient-Centered Medical Home practice by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan for the 2019 program year. PCMH designated practices have strong performance on quality, use and efficiency measures, and the physicians are recognized for using a team approach focusing on prevention and the partnership between a patient and their doctor.  Our board-certified physicians offer flexible hours to fit your family’s schedule, close to home.

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Ionia Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine

Our team is comprised of licensed and certified health care professionals trained in the areas of physical therapy, athletic training, and exercise science.  Our therapists also provide in-patient therapy while patients are in the hospital and work closely with our physicians to offer coordinated care that fully addresses every patient’s needs.

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Ionia Respiratory


If you have trouble breathing because of asthma, emphysema, COPD, lung disease or seasonal respiratory infections, our expert team is here to help you breathe better. Sparrow Ionia Hospital respiratory therapists are specially trained to care for a variety of lung and respiratory conditions.  We work in the hospital to assist patients whose condition needs immediate attention. Our goal is to find the treatment that works best for you.

Ionia Specialty Care Clinic
Specialty Care Practices

You will find a number of services and expert physicians in our Specialty Clinics.  It’s the perfect way to connect with specialists often coming in from Lansing or Grand Rapids to serve patients close to home.  Physician practices and specialties located in the Specialty Clinics include: Cardiology, Women’s Health Services (OB/GYN), Oncology/Hematology, Ophthalmology, Urology and Sleep Medicine.

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Ionia Surgical Services
Surgical Services

At Sparrow Ionia, we combine compassionate, personalized care with the latest in advanced surgical technology. From diagnosis through the procedure and your ultimate recovery, we promote your full health and well-being.  Current technologies often allow for less invasive surgeries and improved recovery times. With your comfort in mind, we're ready to answer any questions you may have about your upcoming surgery.

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SMG Ionia Walk-in clinic
Sparrow Walk-In Care Locations

We diagnose and provide medical treatment for minor conditions, illnesses and non-emergency care. From allergies, sore throats, sore muscles and ear aches to viral infections - plus everything in between.

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Campus Facilities & Parking

Sparrow Hospital - Ionia

Ionia Campus Map
Floor Maps
First Level
Second Level

Visitor Information

At Sparrow Ionia 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 CDC and HHS, 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. 

At this time, one visitor/companion is allowed to visit patients and our visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All visitors/companions will be screened and required to wear a mask.

Food Options

Sparrow Ionia Café

Our café offers a Micro Market to provide safe access to a variety of food, snacks, and beverages. Utilizing a contactless checkout, this option of grab-and- go self checkout saves time and offers convenience.

Available 24 hours, 7 days a week

Vending Machines – Vending machines are located in the east entrance vestibule and in the Dining area.

Nearby Lodging

Super 8 by Wyndham

Amenities: Free parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast

Address: 7245 S. State Road, Ionia, MI  48846

Phone Number: 616.597.6974


American Inn & Suites

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

Address: 423 Brown Blvd., Ionia, MI  48846

Phone Number: 616.527.2200


Generosity Heals

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 Ionia, please use our secure online donation form.