In 2014, Sparrow and physician leaders initiated the creation of Sparrow Care Network (SCN), a Clinically Integrated Organization. Through this partnership, SCN physicians and Sparrow Health System are transforming the way we deliver health care to our patients and region. SCN is led by physicians and is comprised of primary care, medical, surgical and hospital-based specialties. It includes both independent, as well as Sparrow employed physicians, working together on a collaborative basis to develop and implement a new care delivery model. Today, the network is more than 600 providers strong throughout mid-Michigan and spans a range of health care needs.
Clinical Integration is the most effective response to the current shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. Nationally, the best physicians and health care systems are achieving Clinical Integration.