Sparrow Clinton Hospital

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Location Description

Sparrow Clinton Hospital, an affiliate of Sparrow Health System (SHS), is a 25 bed acute care hospital located in St. Johns, Michigan.  Full complement of in and outpatient services including: Emergency Room, In-patient Care (general medical, surgical, pediatric, ICU/CCU, full range of laboratory services, outpatient surgical services, radiology and diagnostic imaging services (mammography, CT, mobile MRI, ultrasound, mobile nuclear medicine), Cardiopulmonary services (EEG, EKG, Holter monitoring, echocardiography, Doppler studies, pulmonary function, sleep studies), full range of home health and hospice services and PT, OT and Speech Therapy. 

 Sparrow Health System is mid Michigan's largest healthcare provider.  Along with Sparrow Clinton Hospital, SHS contains Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Hospital, Carson City Hospital, and Sparrow Ionia Hospital.  Sparrow Clinton Hospital is located 20 miles North of Sparrow Hospital in St. Johns, MI. Sparrow Hospital is the regional center for cancer, trauma, pediatrics, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care and neurological care. The Sparrow Hospital emergency room is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in mid-Michigan. Sparrow St. Lawrence campus serves as the regional center for dialysis, behavioral health, hospice and long-term acute care. 

Sparrow is proud to be Michigan’s first member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, a formal collaboration that will help Mayo Clinic and Sparrow provide the best possible care for mid-Michigan. Through this formal collaboration, Sparrow Physicians have direct access to the latest Mayo Clinic expertise and clinical care resources. Sparrow was named one of the best–performing health systems in the nation in a prestigious annual study released by Thomas Reuters and Modern Healthcare. SHS was nationally ranked in the top 20 percent of medium-sized health systems and was the only health system in the mid-Michigan region to earn this recognition.    Sparrow Hospital has also earned the nation’s most prestigious honor for nursing achievement and excellence: Magnet Designation. Considered the “gold standard” for nursing care in hospitals, Magnet status is held by only about six percent of American Hospitals.  Sparrow is ranked first in the health care industry and 16th overall among all U.S. companies on the 2012 Information Week 500 list of top technology innovators.  To be considered for the IW500, companies with annual revenue of at least $250 million complete a rigorous application on their businesses technology strategies, which are reviewed by a panel of editors who make the rankings.

Every year, through 38 residency programs established in partnership with Michigan State University’s Colleges of  Human and Osteopathic Medicine, the committed clinicians at SHS help train approximately 210 residents.  On February 23, 2009 Sparrow and Michigan State University signed a formal affiliation that has improved the region’s health care by increasing research opportunities, attracting sub-specialist physicians and enhancing medical and nursing education.  The agreement includes the commitment to develop collaborative efforts to constantly improve the quality of care in the region, achieve national benchmarks in patient care, enhance service and access, establish a joint institutional review board to streamline the review of potential research projects, and an emphasis on attracting new medical research and clinical trials to the region.

Nicotine-Free Hiring Policy

Effective May 1, 2011, Sparrow Health System has a nicotine-free hiring policy.  As part of a pre-employment drug screen and physical test, all new Caregivers will be tested for nicotine. 

Individuals whose pre-employment physical results are verified positive for tobacco/nicotine use will be disqualified from employment, their job offer will be rescinded, and they will be disqualified from applying for employment for ninety (90) days from the date of the health screening.

Sparrow promotes a health and safe environment for all Caregivers, Physicians, Volunteers, Patients and Visitors.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

In support of a diverse workforce, Sparrow encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women.  Sparrow is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

Community Description

St. Johns is a rural community located in central Michigan, 25 minutes North of Lansing. Advance education is easily available from a number of colleges in close proximity to St. Johns. These include: Alma College, Central Michigan University, Montcalm Community College, Michigan State University and Thomas Cooley Law School. Most religious denominations are represented in the area expressed by their various religion worship centers.  The economy of the area is strong and stable. Its base consists of agriculture, small manufacturing industry, and service industries.  There are numerous golf courses, hunting, fishing, sailing, boating, gliders, cross country skiing, and other outdoor activities that are readily available.  Close proximity to Lansing affords the availability and attractions of a larger city.  Lansing has several entertainment attractions including the Breslin Center for sporting events and concerts and The Wharton Center for concerts, Broadway shows and other main attractions.  The Lugnuts, a professional minor league baseball team makes its home in Lansing at Oldsmobile Park.  For the health conscious, the Michigan Athletic Club (MAC), a division of Sparrow Health System, is available.  Three large shopping malls are located in the Lansing area and contain stores such as The Gap, Macys, Pottery Barn, and several others.