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Covenant HealthCare Surpasses 10,000 Robotic-Assisted Surgeries
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Pictured: Audrey Forrest and Dr Sujal Patel Just over 12 years after the first da Vinci® Surgical System arrived at Covenant HealthCare, the surgical team has now completed more than 10,000 robotic-assisted surgeries. The da Vinci® Surgical System integrates robotics and sophisticated computer technology with the skills of the surgeon. The system enhances a surgeon's ability to perform delicate operations with great precision and maneuverability, while only requiring tiny incisions. This in turn leads t...
Medical Moments: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Kelly Dey, RRT and Jacqueline Evans Kelly Dey, RRT and Jacqueline Evans from our Pulmonary Services team recently provided education about the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Covenant HealthCare. Learn how our multidisciplinary team helps improves breathing for patients with chronic lung conditions and empowers cardiac patients to regain confidence after experiencing a heart event. Call 989.583.5030 for more information about the program!
Covenant Cardiology Earns PCI Re-Accreditation
Monday, March 28, 2022
The Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program at Covenant HealthCare has once again earned accreditation by Corazon , a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh. PCI is a minimally invasive procedure to open blocked coronary (heart) arteries. Congratulations to the Covenant Cardiology team, which has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest level of extraordinary care to patients throughout the rigorous accreditation process. “Our dedicated team...
Award-Winning Employer, Thanks to the Best Employees!
Friday, March 25, 2022
Covenant HealthCare was named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2022 by Forbes Magazine, ranking in the top 500 midsize employers overall — and the only hospital system in Michigan to be featured.  “We are thrilled to receive this recognition, which speaks volumes to the caring culture at Covenant our team has created,” said Dave Nall, Vice President of Human Resources and Strategic Development. “Our people are the heart and soul of Covenant. We’re honored and privileged to provide extrao...
Medical Moments: Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Mark Raphael, DO - Gastroenterology Dr. Mark Raphael, Gastroenterologist with the Covenant Digestive Care Center recently educated viewers about colorectal cancer on WNEM TV5’s “Medical Moments.” Watch to learn about the importance of early detection and screenings, as well as signs and symptoms to be aware of. Visit us online to learn more:
Medical Moments: Serial Casting at Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Physiatrist, Ian Gonzales, MD and Lindsay Marquardt, Physical Therapist In this segment of “Medical Moments,” Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare specialists Dr. Ian Gonzales, Physiatrist and Lindsay Marquardt, Physical Therapist highlight a therapy technique called serial casting and how it helps improve range of motion for young patients. To learn more about the physical rehabilitation available at Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare, visit: https://maryfreebedat...
Medical Moments: Structural Heart Disease
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Ann Ostrander, BSN, RN - Covenant Structural Heart Coordinator We’re raising awareness for heart health all February long in honor of Heart Month! Ann Ostrander, BSN, RN is the Covenant Structural Heart Coordinator with Covenant HealthCare Cardiovascular Services. Watch as she provides education about structural heart disease and minimally invasive procedures our team of experts provides here at Covenant. Visit us online to learn more: https://www.covenanthealthcare....
Medical Moments: February is Heart Month
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Jackie Tinnin, Vice President Covenant HealthCare Jackie Tinnin is a Vice President at Covenant HealthCare, and an active participant locally with the American Heart Association. Earlier this month, she shared the importance of heart health and some tips for a healthy lifestyle on TV5's “Medical Moments.” Learn more about the Covenant Center for the Heart visit: For more information about Covenant Card...
Medical Moments: Orthopaedic Occupational Therapy
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Melissa Manssur, Occupational Therapist, Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare Both physical and occupational therapists help improve the quality of life for patients, but many people don’t realize there are differences between the two. Melissa Manssur, an Occupational Therapist with Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare, recently highlighted some key differences and common conditions treated by occupational therapists. Learn more at
Medical Moments: Winter Safety Tips
Monday, January 17, 2022
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Laura Walker, RN, MSN, EMT, CFRN, Covenant Injury Prevention Specialist Winter in Michigan is certainly beautiful, but it also presents us with a unique set of safety challenges related to ice and snow. ❄️ Watch as Laura Walker, experienced nurse and educator with the Covenant Injury Prevention Program, shares tips to prevent winter injuries resulting from falls, shoveling snow and more on “Medical Moments.”