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Sparrow Hospital
Sparrow Health System
Sparrow Hospital is located in Michigan
Sparrow Hospital
Location in Michigan
Location Lansing, Michigan, United States
Coordinates 42°44′03″N 84°32′06″W / 42.7342°N 84.5351°W / 42.7342; -84.5351
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university MSU College of Human Medicine, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Helipad (FAA LID: 08MI)
Beds 733
Founded 1896

Sparrow Hospital is a 733-bed teaching hospital located in Lansing, Michigan that provides care for the greater Mid-Michigan region. The hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System, and is affiliated with the Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine at nearby Michigan State University. Sparrow Hospital operates the only dedicated pediatric and adult emergency department in the region. The emergency department is a level I trauma center, as verified by the American College of Surgeons. It is also a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Sparrow also has modern operating rooms, multiple helipads, an oncology center, heart and vascular center, and orthopedic department. In addition, 4,500 births are performed at Sparrow Hospital annually.


Sparrow Hospital was founded in 1896, when the Women's Hospital Association supported one doctor and one nurse out of a rented house.

In 1910, Lansing developer Edward W. Sparrow donated land on East Michigan Avenue near the Michigan State Capitol and $100,000 to help build the hospital. The hospital opened in 1912.

In 2008, a 10-story addition, the Sparrow Tower, was completed. The $160 million, 450,000-square-foot (42,000 m2) addition houses the hospital's emergency departments.

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