Sparrow honored by Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce for COVID-19 innovation and response

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Dec 03, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Sparrow has been honored with a Regional Growth Award from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce for its innovation and support of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The honor was given during the virtual Celebration of Regional Growth Awards ceremony held Tuesday to recognize game-changing organizations and projects in the Lansing area. The Chamber specifically cited the innovative Sparrow Laboratories Drive-Thru Services site at Frandor and the overall work of Sparrow labs.

Sparrow has been a national leader in COVID-19 testing, becoming one of the first hospitals in Michigan to offer tests for inpatients and using innovative processes to increase access and availability. The Frandor drive-thru site alone has processed over 100,000 tests.

Sparrow Health System President and CEO James F. Dover received the award, saying “we accept it on behalf of our extraordinary caregivers who have been on the frontlines of the pandemic.”

“In times of challenge, ingenuity and excellence flow to the top and that’s what we’ve seen at Sparrow,” Dover said. “As the region’s only community-based, community-owned health system, Mid-Michigan residents expect us to be there for their healthcare needs and be flexible enough to maneuver through any critical care crisis. We have worked to fulfill their expectations.”

The Chamber event featured a video that illustrates the extraordinary care Sparrow has provided during this trying time:

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