Covenant Regional Thumb Network

Map showing the locations of the hospitals in the network

What is the Covenant Regional Thumb Network?

The Covenant Regional Thumb Network (CRTN) is a network of six independent hospitals, including Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, and five critical access hospitals in Michigan's Thumb area: Deckerville Community Hospital, Harbor Beach Community Hospital, Hills & Dales General Hospital, Marlette Regional Hospital and Scheurer.

While the Network was officially established in 2018, these hospitals have been working together for more than a decade to make high-quality medical care available to communities throughout the Thumb area.

The Network's Purpose

The affiliation relationship of the Covenant Regional Thumb Network ensures that Thumb communities have an independent hospital close to home that they can depend on for high-quality care. It also assures that should the need arise for more advanced procedures, extraordinary care is delivered through the highly coordinated relationship between the Thumb hospitals and Covenant.

Advantages for the Community

The Covenant Regional Thumb Network:

  • Strengthens high-quality healthcare provided by your community hospital with improved access to more resources when additional specialized support is needed.
  • Provides more board-certified specialist coverage and specialty clinics right in your community
  • Enhances hospital alignment with processes in place to expedite patient transfers when needed
  • Increases local access to care, while improving affordability of quality healthcare in the region
  • Preserves complete independence of local community hospitals in the Network

Covenant HealthCare is proud to be a part of the CRTN, collaborating to make extraordinary care available to communities throughout the Thumb area.