Sparrow Health System and Michigan Medicine signed an affiliation agreement to begin a joint venture in pediatric services expected to launch in early May.
This agreement paves the way for ongoing collaborations between the two systems.
Sparrow Health Systems has 10,000 caregivers and is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges.
Michigan Medicine is the academic medical center of University of Michigan which handles more than 2.1 million outpatient visits a year and research funding of more than $470 million.
“Collaboration in this form brings together the best talents of both entities in a meaningful way that can greatly benefit our most vulnerable patients,” said Joseph J. Ruth, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, Sparrow Health System.
The affiliation agreement signals an intention to work together on future opportunities that may be developed by teams of physicians and leaders from both systems.