Citizens still unhappy over hours cut at urgent care

By Lauren Kroll
Mason Times staff writer

MASON — Last November, Sparrow Urgent Care decided to cut two full hours of their operation time each day.The Mason location is now open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. instead of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Residents and emergency response units must now go 17 miles away to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing if they go to the Mason location outside of the daily hours of operation. Mason Ctiy Administrator Martin Colburn was not happy when the change was first announced.  Colburn told the Mason Times last December that “Mason residents are very frustrated with Sparrow that it would close and lock its doors on us.  People have seen the reduction of services to our community.”

Colburn said via email on January 31 that there was nothing new to report regarding the hour changes and that he will still fight to get them back but that Sparrow Health is not budging. Sparrow representative John Foren said that the change will help the hospital transfer doctors from Okemos to the Mason urgent care.