The following funds support continuing education and research for our medical, nursing and other patient care staff, which is vital to keeping Sparrow’s standards of excellence high. 


Aspiring Nurse Leader Fund

The Aspiring Nurse Leader Fund was established to support our registered nurses who are interested in management roles. The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) offers a formal institute designed for new nurse managers, as well as staff nurses, charge nurses, and assistant department managers who aspire to obtain nurse leadership positions. Our perpetual goal is to support four aspiring nurse leaders to attend this institute annually. 


Family Medicine Residency Education Program

Today, the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Program provides cutting edge and premier training for eight residents annually. The Family Medicine Residency Education Fund exists to support this prestigious and collaborative residency program, which draws on more than 50 years of combined experience and expertise in Family Medicine education. All gifts are placed into our education fund, and are put towards new course materials, updated video monitors for communication skills training, and professional development and networking opportunities for residents and alumni.


Great Lakes Vending Education Fund

The Great Lakes Vending Education Fund exists provides funding for Caregivers to attend educational conferences and seminars that are dedicated to increasing the quality of Patient Care. 


Joseph L. Sheets, M.D., OB/GYN Residency Fund

The Joseph Sheets Residency Fund was formed to ensure continued program quality for Sparrow’s OB/GYN residency program. The program provides quality graduate medical education and combines the academic focus of Michigan State University with the clinical experience of community Physicians in the learning environment of Sparrow. 


Professional Nursing Practice Fund

The Professional Nursing Practice Fund was established to support the advancement of nurse clinicians through programming opportunities during all levels of their professional development. Educational events fulfill the following criteria:

  • Content that is related to a new/appropriate knowledge/skill
  • Programs that support evidence based practices
  • Content that is consistent with organizational initiatives and goals

Sue Tadgerson Nursing Education and Research Fund

The Sue Tadgerson Nursing Education and Research Fund allows nurses to explore health topics and find important answers in areas such as:

  • Pain management in regard to caregiver’s knowledge and beliefs about pain
  • Infant mortality and risk factors that influence mortality
  • Newborn trauma in relation to various suctioning methods and their effects
  • Preventing bedsores and enhancing patient comfort as affected by various specialized mattresses
  • Stress in the workplace for neonatal nurses as they witness and experience grief and loss

Your gift to the Nursing Research Fund will allow the nursing research committee members to continue:

  • Identifying areas of opportunity for nursing research
  • Valuable research projects
  • Sponsoring journal clubs
  • Assisting graduate nursing students in patient research
  • Working collaboratively with other disciplines on research

Additional funding opportunities:

  • Clinical Research Fund
  • Continuing Medical Education Physicians Impact Fund
  • Continuing Medical Education Fund
  • Education Fund
  • Medical Impact Series Fund
  • MSU/Sparrow Continuing Medical Education Program Fund
  • Pharmacy Education Fund
  • Residency Fund

Donate now to help support the continuing education of our staff and cutting edge research.