One longtime Michigan hospital is scheduled to undergo a major name change.
What’s really hard to believe is that this Michigan hospital has been around for more than a century. Did they even have hospitals in the 1800s? That’s such a silly question. Of course they did.
That hospital is Sparrow Health System, which is based in the Lansing area. Sparrow Health System will become the University of Michigan Health-Sparrow in 2024. According to health system leaders, the name change is to show that the hospital is now part of the University of Michigan brand.
Back in December of 2022, Sparrow leaders announced they would be joining the University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine Network. According to a release, that deal included U of M investing $800 million into Sparrow Health System over the course of the next eight years. According to people involved with both systems, the University of Michigan Sparrow will tie in the University of Michigan’s popular brand with Sparrow’s lengthy history. Sparrow has been in mid-Michigan for more than 100 years. For more information on Sparrow Health System and any changes that might be on the way, visit their official website.