Dennis A. Swan, FACHE

President/Chief Executive Officer, Sparrow Health System

Dennis Swan, FACHEDennis A. Swan is President and CEO of Sparrow Hospital and Health System in Lansing, Michigan.  A member of the Sparrow executive team for 32 years, Swan previously served as Sparrow’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.  Dennis graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s of arts degree.  He earned a juris doctorate degree, with honors, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to joining Sparrow in 1981, Swan had a 10-year career with two leading bank holding companies.  Dennis is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and currently serves on a number of Boards, Committees and Commissions, such as:  American Hospital Association’s, Region 5 Policy Board (AHA RPB 5); Caymich (Vice Chair); Cooley Law School; Ingham Health Plan (IHP); Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) (Vice Chair); Michigan Health and Hospital Association (Chair); and Value Health Partners. Recent recognitions include:  AHA Grassroots Champion; Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen; United Way Outstanding Volunteerism; and Western Michigan University Alumni Outstanding Achievement. Dennis and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Okemos, Michigan.  They have a daughter & son-in-law, two grandsons and one granddaughter.