Covenant Stroke Program
Every minute counts when it comes to strokes. Which is why the Covenant HealthCare Stroke Program is designed to provide extraordinary care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of strokes. Because when it comes to your brain, we make the most of every minute and provide you with the immediate care you need to improve your overall quality of life. And we’ll do what it takes to improve your odds for recovery from a stroke, save your brain and your ability to walk, talk, see, reach and feel.
The Covenant Stroke Program delivers an extraordinary continuum of care.
Delivering better outcomes is our pursuit. That's why we are the leaders in stroke care. The Covenant Stroke Program is equipped with an expert team, advanced technologies and cutting-edge treatment. So you can get the extraordinary care you need from diagnosis to recovery.
Our Stroke Team includes:
- Physicians, nurses, and ancillary personnel specially trained in stroke care
- Neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neurointerventional radiologists (on call 24 hours, 7 days a week)
- Nurse practitioner-coordinator
- Physical, speech and occupational therapists, including our rehabilitation facility staffed with a neuropsychologist and physiatrist
- Stroke certified nurses (American Association of Neuroscience Nurses - AANN)
Our advanced technologies include:
- 64-slice CT scan
- Air ambulance transport system
- Angiography suites
- MRI equipment
- Neuroscience step-down unit
- Specialty neuro-critical care unit
Covenant HealthCare is a Primary Stroke Center
Our program meets the rigorous standards of, and is accredited by, the Health Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) as a Primary Stroke Care Program. To be a HFAP certified Primary Stroke Center, Covenant demonstrates improved treatment, better patient outcomes and reduced costs. Moreover, Primary Stroke centers have the required infrastructure and protocols in place to stabilize and provide rapid and evidence-based care to acute stroke patients.
Covenant HealthCare is an American Heart Association Gold Plus Award Winner
Our program received the Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association. This award recognizes hospitals who demonstrate at least 85 percent of the Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Achievement Measures.
Students at Heritage High School of Saginaw produced this video to build awareness of stroke symptoms and the importance of acting quickly.