Joseph J. Ruth

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Sparrow Health System

Joeseph RuthJoseph J. Ruth is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Sparrow. 

Prior to coming to Sparrow in June of 2007, Joe held senior leadership positions at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw, such as Vice President, Merger and Integration; Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Health Care Partners; and Vice President of Network Development.  In addition, he was formerly the Chief Financial Officer at Saginaw General Hospital and a past Director of Finance/Controller at Ingham Regional Medical Center.

Joe is a graduate of Michigan State University and Northwood University, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, respectively. 

He and his wife Pam and their 2 children live in East Lansing.