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Sparrow’s Magnet Designation for nursing excellence means more great Nurses caring for you. This is just one way we’re changing health care for the better.
It’s the Sparrow Way.
Nurse Magnet Designation is the nation’s most prestigious honor for nursing achievement and excellence. Considered the “gold standard” for nursing care in hospitals, Magnet status is held by only about 7% of American hospitals.Sparrow was originally designated as a Magnet hospital in 2009 and our team’s ongoing commitment to clinical and service excellence helped meet the stringent redesignation standards in 2014. Redesignation standards focus on measurable outcomes.Magnet Designation means Sparrow Hospital is a recognized leader in quality Patient care, nursing excellence and innovative professional nursing practices.


Our Nurses

Sparrow Nurses are a crucial part of Sparrow’s mission to provide quality, compassionate care to every Patient, every time. Watch their stories below and see what inspires them to consistently go above and beyond for Sparrow Patients.

Debbie Lopez was so touched by the care her brother received from Sparrow’s Nurses that she decided to become a Nurse herself. Watch her story:

Another Sparrow Nurse, Melissa Hinkle, spearheaded a first-in-the-nation way to communicate about patient conditions during ambulance rides. View her story:

When Sparrow Nurse Michael Maher was young, he wanted to become a TV meteorologist. Watch him tell his story about how he was inspired to become a Nurse.