Sparrow Women's Hospital Association

The Sparrow Women's Hospital Association (SWHA) is an independent nonprofit organization that supports the mission of Sparrow in providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time.

Every Sparrow volunteer is a member of the SWHA. Each year, volunteers contribute a $1 membership fee to the SWHA that entitles them to discounts at the Sparrow Fitness Center; on some medical services not covered by insurance; and free educational seminars offered by the health system.

A Life Membership to the SWHA is available for a one-time donation of $100 per individual or $150 per couple. The Women's Board of Managers uses these donations to help fund nursing education scholarships.

The volunteers are represented by the president of the Women's Board of Managers on the Sparrow Health System Board of Directors, and by the president-elect on Sparrow's Foundation Board. Women's Board members also serve as health care advocates on various committees, locally and statewide, helping to ensure that there is a well planned, coordinated and administered volunteer program.