Sparrow Hospital is the flagship of the Sparrow Health System and is the regional center for cancer, trauma, pediatrics, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care and neurological care.
At Sparrow, patients have access to the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the area. The Sparrow Hospital Emergency Department is one of the state’s largest and most advanced. The Granger Pediatric Emergency Department is the region’s first full-service, 24/7 emergency room designed and equipped specifically for children.
The emergency departments are located in the 10-story Dennis A. Swan Family Tower, which opened in 2008. The $160-million, 450,000 square foot Sparrow Tower is the largest single expenditure ever made in mid-Michigan to expand and improve health care services here.
It features a heated helipad to accommodate helicopters transporting trauma patients in an emergency. All of the rooms in the Tower are private and designed to be patient-friendly, with wires and monitoring equipment out of the way.
The Tower includes state-of-the-art operating rooms that boast robotic surgical systems. Sparrow became the first hospital in mid-Michigan to acquire a da Vinci robotic system, in 2005, and acquired a second one in 2008.
Sparrow Hospital also features neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, a certified primary stroke center, the Sparrow Heart and Vascular Center, and the Sparrow Cancer Center.
Sparrow Hospital has earned the nation’s most prestigious honor for nursing achievement and excellence – recognition as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Considered the “gold standard” for nursing care in hospitals, Magnet status is held by only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide.
As part of a commitment to providing the highest quality of care in the future, Sparrow is deeply involved in training tomorrow’s medical leaders. Sparrow Hospital is a major teaching facility that is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. This affiliation involves expanding research, medical education and clinical services while attracting physician-specialists and nurses to address the state’s looming shortage of health care professionals.
Sparrow Hospital by the numbers:
- More than 900 physicians on medical staff
- Nearly 4,000 births a year
- 676 licensed beds
Head over to the Clinical Services drop-down menu on the left to learn more about the wide range of clinical services offered throughout the region.