Sparrow has grown to become the region's largest health system, and its diverse range of facilities offer residents some of the most advanced medical technology available in the world.
Sparrow has two Lansing campuses, Sparrow Clinton Memorial Hospital in St. Johns, Sparrow Ionia Hospital in Ionia, and an affiliate hospital, Carson City Hospital. The health system has dozens of satellite care centers. Sparrow also offers the Michigan Athletic Club, a 276,000-square-foot facility voted one of the country's top health clubs.
Sparrow was the first health system in Michigan and one of the first five in the country to be selected to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This collaboration provides Sparrow Physicians access to Mayo Clinic expertise and clinical resources in order for Patients to receive some of the most advanced care in the nation.
Inspired by the community, Sparrow’s Caregivers, Physicians, and Volunteers all work together toward our bold vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience.
We are proud that we hold our organization to the highest standards in healthcare. Click here to view a few examples of the wide range of the accreditations, designations, and awards earned by Sparrow.
Ionia is nestled in the heart of the Grand River Valley, “In the Middle of it All.” Our city features a beautifully renovated downtown business district and a modernized industrial center with picturesque countryside along the scenic Grand River, rich farmlands, beautiful homes, and a location that provides easy access to large cities. Ionia is home to numerous recreational and cultural opportunities where our history is combined with a vibrant future. Our area offers excellent educational programs and a broad spectrum of medical services. The strength of the labor force of Ionia County is rooted in a past that cherished hard work and innovation. Its bright future is ensured by our merchants and business owners’ dedication to providing “Hometown Service Beyond Expectations.”
Whether you want to attend inviting events, walk along the Grand River or our extensive rail trails, enjoy our neighborhood parks and state recreational area, visit the Ionia County Museum, buy from the local farm markets, catch a current movie at the historic and beautifully restored Ionia Theatre, or view creations of local artisans, it is available to you in Ionia. In the middle of it all and nestled in the heart of Michigan, Ionia is a dynamic community of more than 10,000 residents and over 60,000 countywide. We are proud to share the beauty, charm, and history our community has to offer, as well as fun, exploring, outdoor recreation, shopping, and dining. Situated along the scenic Grand River, conveniently located just a few minutes north of I-96, Ionia offers a central location for day trips to Lake Michigan, as well as easy access to downtown areas of Lansing, Grand Rapids, and many other regional attractions. Our vibrant community is family friendly and retains the charm of its origins, yet has a strong link to the future. Our beautiful historic Downtown District features a unique blend of shops and eateries. Here in Ionia, we put our heritage proudly on display in the present. Ionia’s blend of past, present, and future, with it’s proximity to nature, culture, and industry, makes it the perfect place to spend a day, a weekend or longer… Rich with history, neatly restored and positioned for future growth, we think you will find Ionia a great place to visit and an even better place to live.