Grand Ledge residents found convenient, quality healthcare closer to home when Sparrow Health System opened their newest health care facility in late January.
Sparrow Grand Ledge
offers an urgent care, outpatient physical rehabilitation, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and medical supply in one location at 1015 Charlevoix Drive. The urgent care opened to the public on Jan. 25, with other areas opening Jan. 27.
"Our hallmark is convenience for our patients," says Patricia Crowe, M.D. and medical director of Sparrow Urgent Cares. "A patient can have their health care needs taken care of—be it a cold, a sports injury, a prescription, or lab work."
Crowe said that before the new facility opened, patients had to visit several facilities for specific health needs. Sparrow Grand Ledge, she says, not only provides multiple services under one roof, it also integrates patient records through Sparrow's electronic medical platform.
Sparrow broke ground on the 11,500-square foot facility in August. Crowe said the urgent care alone creates at least 12 new positions, including a department manager, X-ray technician, medical assistant and new physicians.
"It's a gorgeous facility that completes the whole package of what Sparrow is about," says Crowe as she mentions two other Sparrow Urgent Cares in East Lansing and Mason. "We're all about going out there to serve the community."
The January opening followed a few short months after McLaren opened a new facility right next door. Dr. David Smith, president of Family medicine of Michigan, was key in bringing the health care giants together to provide convenient, specialized services to residents.
"I really appreciate the vision and follow-through of Dr. David Smith in bringing the services of McLaren Orthopedic Hospital and Sparrow Hospital to Grand Ledge," writes Grand Ledge Mayor Kalim Smith his bi-weekly e-news. "It is a blessing to the community to have existing and new health care services brought together in a central location."
Source: Patricia Crowe, M.D., Medical Director, Sparrow Urgent Cares
Writer: Ann Kammerer, Development News Editor