By Josh Thall
The Lansing Star
Lansing — Sparrow Hospital and Carson Health are working on a deal to fully merge with each other to be able to profit from the other’s strengths. Carson Health has been an affiliate of Sparrow Hospital since 1997. The two boards have signed a letter of intent and hope to have a formal agreement to integrate by the end of 2014, according to a press release issued by Sparrow. Director of Marketing for Carson Health Jaime Cassady said Sparrow has owned between 30 and 35 percent of Carson Health since 1997, and the two sides have had a strong relationship since then. Carson Health, located in Carson City which is approximately 47.5 miles northwest of
Lansing is much smaller than Sparrow.