Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to partner with Sparrow Health System in their search for a Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Sparrow Medical Group (SMG).

Sparrow is the Lansing area’s only community-owned, community-governed health system. Sparrow’s impact is felt across mid-Michigan at more than 115 sites of care: E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing; community hospitals in Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia, and St. Johns; and the 478 Sparrow primary care providers and specialists serving patients across the region.

  • Magnet designated Sparrow Hospital is among just 6 percent of hospitals nationwide to achieve the highest level of nursing excellence recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • The Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center has the region’s only full-time clinical genetics counselor and genetics program. Additionally, they offer the MRIdian linear accelerator at the Cancer Center which is one of only a few dozen in the world.
  • The only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in the region.
  • Region’s only Level I Trauma Center, ranked #1 in Michigan; a Cardiac Center of Excellence; and Michigan’s first certified Comprehensive Stroke Center — one of about 20 nationwide.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • The VP, COO SMG works in collaboration with and under the direction of the President of SMG and the EVP, COO of Sparrow Health.
  • Help grow SMG, the region’s dominant physician organization.
  • Responsible for administrative, operational, and strategic leadership for the growing SMG.
  • 7 direct reports: Director Administrative Services, Director CV Services, Director Lansing Primary Care, Director Surgical Services, Director Regional Operations, Director Retail Health, Director Medical Specialties, and Director Physician Recruitment.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of leadership experience within a large multispecialty physician group practice or integrated delivery system.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Wendy Siegel                                                      Dennis Kain

Senior Executive Recruiter               Senior Vice President           Kirby Bates Associates is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our associates.