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Greater Lansing Health Care: Better Care Happens Here

The Greater Lansing area is a hub for Michigan health care innovation and smarter health care delivery. We’re home to Michigan State University, which boasts some of the country’s best medical programs and is recognized national for providing top-notch care in a variety of general and specialty areas. Discover how Greater Lansing health care organizations are delivering on the promises of science, without forgetting the importance of compassion.

Greater Lansing Healthcare Highlights

  • Served by two major hospitals—Sparrow Health System and Ingham Regional Medical Center—plus a number of smaller resources
  • 32,000+ Greater Lansing residents employed in this sector
  • Extensive ties to Michigan State University, which is home to three medical schools and partners with area healthcare resources to offer a variety of general and specialized health clinics.
  • Segment contributes $4.84 billion to the local economy
  • 3 times higher concentration of healthcare businesses vs. the Michigan state average
  • 373 net new businesses from 2001-2006—the second highest level of growth across all industry sectors

Top Employers


# of Local Employees

Sparrow Health System


McLaren Health System


Top 10 sectors within this industry cluster


Adjusted Employment in Tri-County Region*

Pharmacies and Drug Stores


Other Ambulatory Health Care Services


Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences


Other Presidential Care Facilities


Offices of Other Health Practitioners


Offices of Dentists


Nursing Care Facilities


Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers


Offices of Physicians


General Medical and Surgical Hospitals


*Weighted to reflect the portion of this sector that’s dedicated to this industry cluster, not total number of employees.

Source: Regional Cluster Analysis Report of the Lansing Metropolitan Region; August, 2009 (Appendix E)

A broad cross-section of medical specialty areas—plus affordable labor costs

Greater Lansing’s health care community is highly skilled and experienced and includes a wealth of both generalists and specialists.

Standard Occupational Classification Code


Mean Hourly Wage in Lansing-East Lansing

Mean Hourly Way in MI

Mean Hourly Wage in US


Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations





Healthcare Support Occupations




Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The resources of Michigan State University put us ahead of the curve when it comes to meeting critical healthcare needs

Michigan State University (MSU) is a hub for health care innovation and excellence, with a reputation that helps us attract the world’s top healthcare professionals to our region.

Here are just a few of the MSU-affiliated programs that have helped cement our top-of-mind position in the healthcare industry:

  • MSU HealthTeam—a consortium of nearly 200 physicians from 14 departments, this group delivers care to the general public at clinics throughout the area.
  • Data Coordinating Center for Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities—the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appointed us to coordinate this national data center.
  • Electronic Medical Records—recognized as a critical way to cut costs and improve the quality of medical care, MSU is a national leader in developing and implementing these tools.
  • Pediatrics—the MSU Department of Pediatrics is pioneering an initiative that focuses on pediatric sub-specialties as a way to create economic development opportunities.
  • Cancer—the Great Lakes Cancer Institute and the MSU Breslin Cancer Center put research into action when fighting this deadly disease.
  • Carcinogenesis Laboratory—through MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, this laboratory is devoted to conducting research on the origins of human cancer.
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Additional Links

  • Copyright Lansing Economic Area Partnership