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Emergency Rooms

In difficult times, you can rely on UM Health-Sparrow

No one wants to find themselves facing a medical emergency. But even in the tensest moments, you can trust the experts at UM Health-Sparrow to provide the highest quality emergency care to you or your loved one. With our team of top specialists, we’re ready to respond to any and all emergencies. 

For example, Lansing is home to Mid-Michigan’s only verified Level 1 Trauma Center. That means we’re prepared to provide total care to the most complex injuries — and we’re the top destination for critically injured adult and pediatric patients from across the region.  

Lansing is also Michigan’s first certified Comprehensive Stroke Center — one of only 20 across the country. Likewise, Lansing has been designated a Cardiac Center of Excellence, thanks to a team of nationally recognized cardiovascular experts, the most advanced cardiac catheterization technology available, and excellent patient outcomes and satisfaction. 

Whichever UM Health-Sparrow Emergency Room you visit, you can feel confident knowing the connected UM Health-Sparrow system is at the ready to provide whatever level of care you need.

Emergency medical care whenever and wherever you need it most

In an emergency, you just need to get help — fast. UM Health-Sparrow Emergency Departments are located in your community, so you can quickly reach the medical experts you require. 

Visit a UM Health-Sparrow ER in Lansing, Okemos, St. Johns, Ionia, Carson City, or Charlotte. 

In the worst emergencies, UM Health-Sparrow will call in our air medical transport service. We partner with the University of Michigan Health System’s Survival Flight for 24/7 helicopter service. A team of experienced flight nurses provides life-saving intervention in the air while staying in constant communication with your UM Health-Sparrow emergency care team on the ground.

Personalized care for pediatric patients

We know the emergency room can be scary for kids. While taking your child to the emergency room is never going to be easy, we can make it less stressful at the Granger Pediatric Emergency Department, Mid-Michigan’s first and only emergency room designed for children and young adults from birth to age 20. 

Here, you can turn to physicians who are specially trained in pediatric emergencies as their top focus. The staff also includes certified child life specialists, who are uniquely qualified to help children deal with health-related trauma and provide comfort during times of stress. Plus, the decor is colorful and kid-friendly, and the equipment is kid-sized, setting your little one at ease.

Is this a life-threatening emergency?

If you have any of these symptoms, go to the ER or call 911 right away:

  • Signs of a heart attack–including but not limited to chest pain–that lasts two minutes or longer
  • Signs of stroke, like sudden onset of numbness in any extremity
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Bleeding that won't stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure
  • Poisoning
  • Complicated fractures
  • Major injury such as head injury
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings

Your Door-to-Door Care

From arrival, through evaluation, examination, testing, and treatment, to either discharge or admission, the typical time you'll spend in the ER*

Emergency Department  Door-to-Door Wait Time Infographic | May 2024
*Based on the median patient stay during the previous 30 days. 


Granger Pediatric Emergency Department