Sparrow Hospital among top 150 in Newsweek national rankings

Published: Monday, March 10, 2021

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Hospital has been ranked among the 150 best hospitals in the country in new ratings by Newsweek magazine.

Sparrow is ranked 144th, fifth highest among all hospitals in Michigan and the only Mid-Michigan facility named. Michigan Medicine ranked eighth and was 23rd on the magazine’s worldwide list. Others were St. Joseph Mercy in Chelsea (66th), Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit (110th), and Beaumont in Royal Oak (129th).

This recognition -- combined with our recent honors from U.S. News & World Report, Leapfrog and Healthgrades, and the national and international media attention we’ve received for our patient care during the pandemic -- continues to establish Sparrow as a national leader in quality and patient experience. We are indebted to our incredible caregivers who have allowed Sparrow to distinguish itself among the nation’s elite hospitals.

Newsweek identified the top 2,000 hospitals worldwide, across 25 countries, and the top 200 in the U.S. The top three hospitals in the United States were the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

The methodology is essentially based on recommendations from medical experts, such as physicians, managers, and healthcare professionals); results from patient surveys; and key performance indicators at each hospital.

Sparrow has been a national leader in COVID-19 patient care and testing, becoming one of the first hospitals in Michigan to offer tests for inpatients and using innovative processes to increase access and availability.

Sparrow has also been nationally recognized for its trailblazing COVID patient visitation policy in which a family member or friend is allowed to visit patients on a limited basis wearing personal protective equipment and following strict safety procedures.

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Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. 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