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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 “...
Free Health Screenings at USS Edson for Veterans
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, home of the USS Edson DD-946, to Host a Ceremony Honoring Deceased Veterans; Free Health Screenings from Covenant HealthCare Friday, November 11, Veterans Day, the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum in Bay City will be hosting a ceremony to honor deceased veterans who have served their country and paid the ultimate price. All veterans are welcomed to the USS Edson (1680 Martin St. Bay City, MI 48706), for the free ceremony that begins at 1200 noon. Special admission that ...
Covenant HealthCare MedExpress Hemlock Celebrates 5 Years of Care
In 2011, Covenant HealthCare opened its doors at 16440 Gratiot in Hemlock. Since that time, the 11,700-square-foot facility has provided care to thousands of patients. Here’s how it breaks down: 47,513 urgent care medical encounters 9,250 x-ray and imaging visits 49,657 lab draws, and More than 23,001 physical therapy visits “We are happy to be here for patients in Hemlock and the surrounding communities,” says Paul Schaub, Manager of Covenant MedExpress. “It’s our goal to provide convenient, high-quali...
Covenant Childbirth Education Hosting Safe Sleep Educational Event
In order to promote safe sleep habits and what safe sleep should look like, Covenant HealthCare is teaming up with the CAN Council to offer this educational event on safe sleep on Tuesday, September 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. “While some of the fluffy crib bumpers, pillows, blankets and stuffed animals look cute, they aren’t meant to have in a baby’s crib,” says Heidi Churchfield, Childbirth Education Coordinator and Community Liaison with Covenant HealthCare. “We want the infants in our community to be ...
Cooper Entrance and Visitor Parking Closed for Repairs
In our ongoing effort to improve safety, scheduled repairs will require the Cooper front entrance, visitor parking lot and pass through road between Houghton and Cooper streets, to be closed August 27–29. While the Cooper front entrance will be closed, all services remain available and will be accessible from the 900 Cooper entrance. Temporary Cooper Entrance During this time employees and visitors should use the 900 Cooper entrance. Parking Employees are asked to utilize Lots 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Visit...
Johnston Sinks Hole-In-One During Covenant HealthCare Foundation Red Carpet Par 3 Challenge
Thursday, August 11, was Renee Johnston’s lucky day. Johnston shot a hole-in-one on Hole #8 at Apple Mountain Resort in Freeland during the Covenant HealthCare Foundation Red Carpet Par 3 Challenge. The shot was witnessed by Ed Bruff, Herb Spence, and Kathi Spence. Johnston was using a 3-wood when she made the 135-yard shot. Johnston, President of the Saginaw Community Foundation, had this to say, “Considering I don’t get out and golf much, I’ve never made it a goal to shoot a hole in one. I was just lo...