Awards and Accreditations


  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQUIP), a national accreditation program formed by the Bariatric Surgery Center Accreditation by American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Breast Health Center National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Center by Association of Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Computed Tomography and MRI Accreditation by the American College of Radiology
  • Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
  • HFAP Certified Stroke Center
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs by Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Brain Injury Program by CARF (Adults and Children & Adolescents) 
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adults) by CARF
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Children & Adolescents) by CARF
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Stroke Specialty Program) by CARF
  • Laboratory Services by College of American Pathologists
  • Sleep Center Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Visiting Nursing Association (VNA) by Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)


  • Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons
  • Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by the State of Michigan

Other Awards, Certifications, and Recognition:

Press Ganey 2019 Team of the Year Award - Covenant HealthCare Emergency Care Center
The Press Ganey Team of the Year Award® is a nationally recognized achievement for those patient care teams who have demonstrated exceptional collaboration and coordination in the pursuit of delivering safe, high quality and compassionate care.
Caregivers coordinated efforts to care for patients and their perception of teamwork are the largest differentiating factors in how patients experience hospital care. The Press Ganey® Team of the Year Award honors a team that demonstrates outstanding care coordination and teamwork in pursuit of delivering safe, high-quality, compassionate care.

Leapfrog 'A' Grade for Safety
Covenant HealthCare was awarded an “A” grade for hospital safety in the spring 2021 Report Card by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit organization. It was the sixth consecutive recognition for efforts protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Covenant is the only medical center in Saginaw and Bay counties to receive this high level grade.

Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. 

AHA Highest Award for Stroke Care
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarded Covenant HealthCare the highest award for stroke care, Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus and Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus.

Forbes America's Best Midsize Employer for 2018 and 2019
Covenant HealthCare was included in Forbes Magazine’s list of the top midsize companies two years in a row for companies with 1,000-5,000 employees and ranked #1 in healthcare in Michigan, #5 in Michigan overall and #192 nationally.

Forbes Best-in-State Employers Michigan 2020
Covenant HealthCare was ranked #16 on the Forbes Magazine Best-in-State Employer list for Michigan 2020.

Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) Hospital Patient Safety Award
The 2019 EAM Hospital Patient Safety Awards recognize hospitals in Michigan consistently performing high marks and improvements in patient safety and quality of care from The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM). From sterile processing to infection prevention, environmental services to medical staff and beyond, thank you to the entire team focused on constantly improving patient safety and quality.

U.S. News and World Report

  • “Best Nursing Home" (TCU) 2018-19, 2019-2020
  • High Performing Hospital by in care for CHF and COPD CMU Primary Medical Education Site: Covenant HealthCare recently entered into a historic agreement with the Central Michigan University College of Medicine to make Covenant a 25-year primary medical education site.

United Way Lloyd J. Yeo Community Involvement Award
Covenant was recognized for its continued support of the United Way of Saginaw County – specifically as the 2019 host site of the “Over the Edge” event, allowing participants to raise funds and rappel off the Mackinaw Campus.

2019 Governor's Awards of Excellence

  • Effective Reporting and Measurement: Outpatient Quality Reporting Acute Care Hospitals
  • Effective Reporting and Measurement: Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Acute Care Hospitals
MD Anderson Cancer Network® Certified Member
MD Anderson Cancer Network® is the leader in cancer research. Covenant has partnered with MD Anderson Cancer Network® since 2015.

Additional Accolades from 2019
  • American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – Approved Autism Evaluation Center (AAEC)
  • Blue Distinction Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Primary Stroke Center - Level I Certified by HFAP
  • STAR Certified™ Clinicians and Providers (Survivorship, Training and Rehabilitation)
  • Baby Friendly by Baby Friendly, Inc.
In addition, nearly all Covenant Primary Care offices are designated Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and seven are also designated Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). The majority of Covenant Specialty Practices are designated PCMH-N.