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Covenant HealthCare Named 2017 Most Wired
Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to creat...
Covenant Hosts Local Breastfeeding Awareness Event As Part of “Global Big Latch On”
To raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7 every year. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, which lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals. To mark this occasion, Friday and Saturday August 4th and 5th at 10:30 am thousands of breastfeeding women and the...
Covenant HealthCare Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence
Covenant HealthCare recently received the 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements in improving the quality of healthcare in the following three areas: Effective Reporting and Measurement: Acute Care Hospitals Effective Reporting and Measurement: Acute Care Hospitals (ENHANCED AWARD) Lowering the Risk of Infection: Hospitals The Governor's Award of Excellence program is a partnership between MPRO and the Office of the Governor to recognize outstanding achievements by providers an...
Happy Nurses Week
Thanks to the nurses who heal the body, warm the heart, and see the soul of our patients. Your contributions are acknowledged and appreciated on Nurses Day, Nurses Week, and throughout the year. Please take the time to thank a nurse today.
100th Heart Valve Replaced Using Minimally Invasive Approach at Covenant HealthCare
As of April 11, 2017, Covenant HealthCare has performed its 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure. TAVR is a procedure that replaces a heart valve without ever cutting into the chest. In September 2014, Covenant became the first hospital in the Great Lakes Bay Region to perform the TAVR procedure. The team of physicians includes: Dr. Safwan Kassas, Medical Director ‐ Structural Heart Program at Covenant, Interventional Cardiologist, MCVI Dr. Manoj Sharma, Medical Director ‐ Coven...
Covenant Glen of Frankenmuth Expanding
In July 2014, representatives of Covenant Glen dedicated the 35,000 square foot, all-inclusive assisted living community in Frankenmuth. Today, Covenant Glen is expanding. Covenant Glen of Frankenmuth is currently under construction, adding 12 additional suites to meet the needs and demands of the community. Originally, Covenant Glen featured 45 private rooms, 15 dedicated to memory care and 30 to assisted living, allowing residents independence combined with the support services they need. The new expa...
Gerard Bishop Receives Ninan Award
Gerard Bishop wasn’t sure what his colleagues were clapping for when he walked into the conference room at the Covenant HealthCare Mackinaw campus. The applause was all for him. Bishop, an Oncology Social Worker at the Covenant Cancer Care Center, is the first recipient of the Dr. Jacob Ninan Educational Oncology Award established through Covenant HealthCare Foundation. “Gerry has provided tremendous support for cancer patients, as well as their families,” said Covenant Foundation Director, Carol Cottre...
Students Invited to Explore Careers at Covenant
Covenant HealthCare is proud to be an "Explorer Post" through the Boy Scouts of America with the mission of exposing students to careers in health care related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program is open to all students between the ages of 15 and 18 years old. There will be six sessions on Monday nights from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm roughly every other week from February through April. Each week has a different focus of health care for students to explore. The sessions are meant t...
Covenant HealthCare Awarded the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) Accreditation
Covenant HealthCare was awarded reaccreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety standards of Covenant. “Covenant clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditat...
First “Smilezone” Location in U.S. Unveiled at Covenant
Thanks to the Saginaw Spirit, Covenant HealthCare has been selected as the first hospital in the United States to have Smilezones renovated by Smilezone Foundation USA. Tuesday, December 20, Saginaw Spirit representatives, Covenant leadership, and Emergency Care Center staff gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the first Smilezone location, while several “Covenant Kids” assisted in the ribbon ceremony and explored the space. The Covenant Emergency Care Center (ECC) waiting room is the first of three “...