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UM Health will acquire Lansing-based Sparrow Health System

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University of Michigan Health, Charlotte, Ionia, St. Johns, Carson City and Lansing, along with 500 primary care providers and specialists.

The deal was approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Sparrow Health System’s board signed off on the deal in late November.

Pending regulatory approvals, the acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2023.

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UM Health spends $800 million

“This agreement strengthens UM Health’s ability to provide quality care in communities beyond southeast Michigan, expanding our mission as a statewide referral site for the most critically ill patients,” said Paul Brown, Chairman of the Board of Regents.

As part of the deal, Ann Arbor-based UM Health will spend $800 million on Sparrow’s hospital campus over the next eight years, funding facility projects, operations and other “strategic investments.”

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