Sparrow Hospital
Sparrow Hospital, located in Lansing, Michigan, is a 733 bed hospital 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 emergency room and the largest adult emergency room in the region. The emergency department is a level I trauma center, as verified by the American College of Surgeons. Sparrow also has state-of-the-art operating rooms, a helipad, oncology center, heart and vascular center and orthopedic department. In addition, 4,500 deliveries are performed at Sparrow Hospital annually.

Sparrow Hospital's founding dates back to 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 a 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 m 2) addition houses the hospital's emergency departments.