University of Michigan Health-West (UMHW) & Sparrow

This space is reserved to provide a seamless integration for Michigan Medicine Affiliates. The content found on this page will supply information and resources that will deliver on-going support for the employees of U-M Health-West, Sparrow, and Michigan Medicine to work together efficiently and united. 


Virtual Private Network (VPN) Restrictions

As of July 31, 2024, Michigan Medicine's Virtual Private Network (VPN) will be limited exclusively to devices managed by Michigan Medicine. See this Headlines article for additional details. 

If you do not have a HITS-managed device, you can access most Michigan Medicine resources by using Windows Virtual Device (WVD)

To access WVD, you will need Michigan Medicine credentials. If you do not already have them, you should reach out to your manager/director to request access. They will need the following information: 

  • First and last name 
  • Phone number 
  • Email address 
  • Gender 
  • Date of birth 
  • SSN 

Once you have a Michigan Medicine account, you will be able to access WVD by following these instructions: Windows WVD – Getting Started. You will need to log in using your Michigan Medicine account to see these instructions. See the VPN Project Page for additional details. 

Please submit your account request by 7/24 to minimize time you will be unable to access applications you have access to via VPN Michigan Medicine.