Sparrow Forensic Pathology reports on 2019 drug deaths

Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services has released its 2019 annual report on drug-related deaths in the five counties in which Sparrow serves as Medical Examiner.

The report provides detail on each drug death, whether they were opioid-related, and the type of drug involved. The report, and other Forensic Pathology findings, can be found here on our website. When you get to the page, click on “2019 Annual Drug Report.”

As the Office of the Medical Examiner for the five counties, Sparrow is nationally accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners to perform autopsies, postmortem examinations, and on-scene forensic death investigations as an important part of the investigation process.


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, 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