Sparrow CEO James Dover elected to MHA Board of Trustees

James F. Dover, FACHE, headshot for Board of Directors

Published: June 25, 2020

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Health System President and CEO James F. Dover has been elected to a two-year term as a member of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

The board directs the Lansing-based association’s statewide representation of hospitals and healthcare providers.

Dover was elected a trustee at-large during the association’s annual membership meeting this morning.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve on the Board of Trustees of the MHA,” Dover said. “As the health system for Michigan’s Capital area, we obviously have a close working relationship with the lead organization representing healthcare across the state.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with the MHA, especially on matters of interest to our legislative bodies.”

Dover recently celebrated his first anniversary at Sparrow after decades of leadership experience at health systems and hospitals across the country. He has helped oversee Sparrow’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has emphasized Sparrow’s status as Lansing’s only community-owned and community-governed health system.


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit