Sparrow Hospital

The dining environment in the new space has been updated, with features including floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a living wall (far back). 

Hospital cafe moves upstairs for fresh look, fresh food

Sparrow Hospital’s The Gathering Place has doubled its daily sales.

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., is shining new light on its dining area, quite literally, by moving the café upstairs from the basement into a cheery, bright space flooded with daylight. The Gathering Place opened July 21 after a 20,000-square-foot renovation and a 4,000-square-foot addition that followed years of planning.

The old cafeteria, which was built in the 1980s, served mostly precooked fare and seated 250. The Gathering Place, in contrast, is nearly double the spac

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