UM Health acquires Lansing-based Sparrow Health System

University of Michigan Health is acquiring Lansing-based Sparrow Health System, the largest hospital system in mid-Michigan with six campuses in Charlotte, Ionia, St. Johns, Carson City and Lansing, along with 500 primary care providers and specialists.

The deal was approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Sparrow Health System’s board of directors signed the agreement at the end of November.

Pending regulatory approvals, the acquisition is expected to be completed in the first half of 2023.

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UM Health acquires Lansing-based Sparrow Health System

UM Health spends $800 million

“This agreement strengthens UM Health’s ability to provide high-quality health care in communities outside of southeast Michigan and expands our mission as a statewide referral site for the most critically ill,” said Paul Brown, chairman of the Board of Regents, in a statement.

As part of the arrangement, Ann Arbor-based UM Health will spend $800 million over the next eight years on Sparrow’s hospital campus, funding projects, operations and other “strategic investments.”

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