UM Health acquires Lansing-based Sparrow Health System

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University of Michigan Health, Charlotte, Ionia, St. Johns, Carson City and Lansing with 500 primary care providers and specialists.

The deal was approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Trustees. Sparrow Health System’s board of directors signed the deal in late November.

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

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Aerial view of the University of Michigan Hospital.

UM Health spends $800 million

“This agreement strengthens UM Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare in communities beyond southeast Michigan and expands our mission as a statewide referral destination for the most critically ill patients,” said Paul Brown, chairman of the Board of Trustees.

As part of the deal, Ann Arbor-based UM Health will spend $800 million over the next eight years to fund Sparrow’s hospital campuses, facility projects, operations, and other “strategic investments.”

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