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When we think about our future, we see our children and the people of mid-Michigan. So when we created our vision, you inspired us to set our sights high. Sparrow’s vision is to be recognized as a national leader in quality and patient experience. That’s a pretty bold goal, but we’re already on our way. Here are some examples of our vision in action:

Magnet recognition for nursing excellence

Sparrow believes in providing the highest-quality care to everyone, every time. And any time you walk into Sparrow, you will be cared for by some of the best nurses in the country. Sparrow Hospital has earned the nation’s most prestigious honor for nursing achievement and excellence – Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Considered the "gold standard" for nursing care in hospitals, Magnet status is held by only about 6 percent of hospitals nationwide.

Joining with TCI to bring leading heart research, expertise and technology together

The finest physicians, state-of-the-science treatments and the leading technology - Sparrow and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (TCI) are bringing a new era of heart care to mid-Michigan. This exciting partnership integrates the groundbreaking research and treatment of the physicians and staff of TCI with leading Sparrow and Michigan State cardiologists. Sparrow’s Heart and Vascular Center, which has been designated as a Cardiac Center of Excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, is the most advanced cardiovascular facility in mid-Michigan.

Mid-Michigan's only Level 1 trauma center

No hospital in mid-Michigan is better equipped to deal with emergencies than Sparrow. Whatever happens to you, we're ready to help. The Sparrow Hospital Emergency Department is the only Level 1 trauma center in the mid-Michigan region, with surgeons and specialists on duty 24 hours a day, ready at a moment's notice. The Granger Pediatric Emergency Department is the region's first emergency room designed, equipped and staffed specifically for children.

The region's only ER designed for children

Our smallest patients deserve the best care, so we built an ER just for them. The Granger Pediatric Emergency Department is the region's first emergency room equipped and staffed specifically for children. From our pediatric specialists to the colorful and friendly furnishings, this full-service, around-the-clock emergency department is specifically designed to provide comfort and healing to our youngest patients.

Partnering with Michigan State for the latest research and innovation

Sparrow is formally affiliated with Michigan State University's three human health colleges. This partnership will significantly improve mid-Michigan's health care by expanding research, medical education and clinical services while attracting physician specialists and nurses to address the state's looming shortages of health-care professionals.

The most technologically advanced air medical transport service in the state

Sparrow has partnered with the University of Michigan Health System’s Survival Flight air medical service to improve access to critical care services at Sparrow Hospital. Survival Flight uses the most technologically advanced aircraft in the state, allowing for extended services including Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care transport capabilities. All flights are staffed by highly specialized and experienced flight nurses, with the training and equipment needed to provide a broad range of critical care.

Sparrow and UMHS Survival Flight share a common mission of providing the highest quality Patient care. From wheels up to wheels down, these fully equipped “ER’s in the sky” provide intensive care while safely delivering a patient to the treatment they need throughout our region.

Our Story

Our vision is just part of the story. Click here to read more about Sparrow’s brand identity story that we’re excited to be sharing with the community.