UM Health-Sparrow opens Ionia Rehabilitation Center

Published: June 10, 2024

IONIA, MI – University of Michigan Health-Sparrow continues to expand its reach in Mid-Michigan with the opening of a new rehabilitation center in Ionia.

UM Health-Sparrow Ionia Rehabilitation Center, 205 S. Dexter St., Ionia, combines with a pain management clinic that opened at the site in April, and responds to a community need for rehabilitation services close to home. The project reflects UM Health-Sparrow’s commitment to the region and our mission to expand access to care.

The new building allows for comprehensive rehabilitation services for pediatric care, student athletes, work injury rehabilitation, pain management, post-stroke and post-injury support, outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, all under one roof for patients of all ages.

UM Health-Sparrow opens Ionia Rehabilitation Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held the for UM Health-Sparrow Ionia Rehabilitation Center attended by board members, clinical leaders and administrators.

The project was partly funded by a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to improve rural health care and enhance rehabilitation services.

The location is vastly larger than the previous rehabilitation center in Ionia (7,524 square feet compared to 1,400). The newly renovated building expands services for the region and ensures access for our community, reducing the need to travel far for services. By repurposing an existing building, the project transforms a previously vacant space into a vibrant community asset.

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University of Michigan Health-Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as UM Health-Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Care Network, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. UM Health-Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through the dedication of our 10,000 team members, UM Health-Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit