sparrow hospital http://michiganradio.org en Lansing hospital 1st in Michigan to be certified comprehensive stroke center http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-hospital-1st-michigan-be-certified-comprehensive-stroke-center <p>Sparrow Hospital officials in Lansing are celebrating their recent certification as Michigan’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center.</p><p>The Lansing hospital is one of only 20 centers recognized for its stroke treatment, which starts with diagnosis, through hospital treatment and outpatient therapy.</p><p>Dr. Syed Hussain is the medical director of Stroke Services at Sparrow.&nbsp;&nbsp; He's also an MSU HealthTeam neurologist.</p><p>He says discussions about expanding Medicaid coverage in Michigan may help with providing some elective and preventive care.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:10:39 +0000 Steve Carmody 11177 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing hospital 1st in Michigan to be certified comprehensive stroke center Dangerous heat sending Michiganders to area hospital emergency rooms http://michiganradio.org/post/dangerous-heat-sending-michiganders-area-hospital-emergency-rooms <p>Sweltering temperatures are becoming life-threatening in some parts of Michigan.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 20:03:14 +0000 Steve Carmody 8145 at http://michiganradio.org Dangerous heat sending Michiganders to area hospital emergency rooms Lansing's Sparrow Hospital will work with the famed Mayo Clinic http://michiganradio.org/post/lansings-sparrow-hospital-will-work-famed-mayo-clinic <p><a href="http://www.sparrow.org/">Lansing&rsquo;s Sparrow Hospital</a> is joining a national health care network run by the Mayo Clinic.</p><p>Sparrow Hospital is not being bought by the Mayo Clinic. But instead the Lansing hospital, which also has facilities in St. Johns and Ionia, is joining the <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/care-network/index.html">Mayo Clinic Care Network.</a> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:26:05 +0000 Steve Carmody 7817 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing's Sparrow Hospital will work with the famed Mayo Clinic Sparrow Hospital nurses start voting today on a new contract http://michiganradio.org/post/sparrow-hospital-nurses-start-voting-today-new-contract <p>Sparrow Hospital nurses are supposed to start voting today&nbsp;on a new contract.</p><p>Last minute negotiations headed off a threatened lockout at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital ten days ago.</p><p>Hospital administrators threatened to lockout Sparrow’s 21 hundred nurses and support staff if they didn’t agree to the hospital’s final offer.&nbsp;</p><p>Earlier, the nurses union authorized a strike and walked away from contract talks.</p><p>In the end, the two sides hammered out a tentative deal that included a modest wage hike and increase nurse staffing levels.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:37:43 +0000 390 at http://michiganradio.org Sparrow Hospital nurses start voting today on a new contract