Dennis Swan, who served as interim president and CEO during Sparrow's 9-month search for a new president, takes the 'interim' of his nametag.
Sparrow's board chairman, Lance Lynch, says Swan's a uniter with the personal skills to bring the staff together internally, and also to build bridges with the community.
Swan, for his part, calls this a "dream come true." He's been an exec with Sparrow for 20 years.
He says he intends to build partnerships with MSU, LCC, and neighborhoods to improve quality of life and health across the region. He also says they're committed to accessibility--price is a key concern. He hopes productivity will help them keep costs down.