Plan to have your surgery or kid somewhere other than Sparrow Hospital. That's what Blue Cross officials are telling patients who need medical services after Dec. 31.
However, officials say switching hospitals doesn't mean patients have to change doctors.
According to Blue Cross Blue Shield and Sparrow officials, several doctors who perform medical services at Sparrow Hospital can get permission to perform medical procedures at other local hospitals.
Sparrow officials say patients should contact their doctors to determine whether their doctor is eligible to obtain medical privileges at other local medical centers.