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Leader of Sparrow Carson and Sparrow Ionia Retires After Achievement-filled Career

Bill Roeser, an exceptional leader at both Sparrow Ionia and Sparrow Carson Hospitals, is retiring at the end of the year.

Roeser was honored by Caregivers at both hospitals that he led with tireless dedication. Roeser has been a mainstay of Sparrow’s Community Hospitals. He began his career at Sparrow in March 2003 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sparrow Clinton, was named President and CEO of Sparrow Ionia in June 2007, became interim leader of Sparrow Carson in February 2018, and transitioned to the permanent role as President of Carson and Ionia in April 2019.

Among his achievements were overseeing construction of the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital; helping Sparrow Ionia become the first Critical Access Hospital in Michigan to achieve LEED certification as a leader in meeting environmental standards; and guiding Sparrow Carson and Sparrow Ionia to achieve accreditation from The Joint Commission and Level IV Trauma Center status for the first time.

Following a decades-long healthcare career, Roeser intends to enjoy retirement with wife Marcia, a Nurse who recently retired from Sparrow Hospital.

Linda Reetz, Sparrow Carson’s interim Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, has been named Acting Hospital Administrative Officer/Chief Nursing Officer at Sparrow Ionia, and Mark Brisboe, current Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sparrow Carson, Clinton and Ionia, is Acting Hospital Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer at Sparrow Carson.

About Sparrow

Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit sparrow.org.