U-M Health to acquire Lansing-based Sparrow Health System

University of Michigan Health is acquiring Lansing-based Sparrow Health System, the largest hospital system in mid-Michigan with six campuses in Charlotte, Ionia, St. John’s, Carson City and Lansing, with 500 primary care providers and specialists.

The deal was approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday. Sparrow Health System’s board of directors signed the agreement in late November.

Pending regulatory approvals, the acquisition is expected to be completed in the first half of 2023.

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Aerial view of the University of Michigan Hospital.

UM Health spends $800 million

“This agreement strengthens UM Health’s ability to provide quality health care to communities outside of Southeast Michigan, expanding our mission as a statewide referral site for the most critically ill,” Board of Regents Chairman Paul Brown said in a statement.

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As part of the arrangement, Ann Arbor-based UM Health will spend $800 million over the next eight years on Sparrow’s hospital campus, funding facility projects, operations and other “strategic investments.”


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