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Covenant Once Again Achieves American Heart Association Top Honor for Quality Stroke Care
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Covenant HealthCare once again achieved top honors from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association receiving the Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Recently a flag was raised by Bay City stroke survivor, Troy Ta...
Help Tim Hortons® Make Smiles for Covenant Kids
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
This year, the annual Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie™ campaign runs from September 14 - 20  in participating Restaurants across Canada and the US.  The Smile Cookie™ campaign began in 1996 as a way to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario, and has grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons® Restaurants in Canada and US. Nationally, Tim Hortons® Restaurant owners support more than 25 local charities, hospitals and community programs through the Smile Cookie™ ...
Partnership expands Covenant HealthCare’s support for SVSU as fall semester nears
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Released 8/12/2020 SVSU Press Release Saginaw Valley State University’s commitment to providing students a safe return to campus next month is bolstered by the institution’s strengthened partnership with Covenant HealthCare. The partnership predates the pandemic that led the university — and others across the nation — to suspend in-classroom learning in March, but the emergence of COVID-19 provided impetus for SVSU to seek additional services and consultation from the Saginaw-based health care provider....
Updated Visitor Restrictions
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Effective: July 1, 2020 To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community, Covenant HealthCare has the following visitor guidelines in place. Our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be part of the healing process. We ask that you visit using guidelines from our infection control teams and national health experts. Visitor Expectations We welcome one healthy visitor per adult patient at a time as space allows. For pediatric patients, two healthy parents or guardians at...
Covenant HealthCare Nationally Recognized with Fourth Consecutive ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Covenant HealthCare was again awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Covenant HealthCare’s achievements providing safer health care. This is the fourth consecutive “A” Covenant has received recognizing efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a lette...
Covenant HealthCare Laboratory Validated to Process Limited Number of COVID-19 Tests
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thursday, April 2, Covenant HealthCare Laboratory was validated to immediately begin processing tests for COVID-19/SARS2. Due to the limited number of test kits, the Covenant Lab will only be used to process tests for patients who are hospitalized, and patients admitted through the Covenant Emergency Care Center (ECC) with suspected COVID-19 infection. Tests taken at the Covenant COVID-19 Sampling Center will continue to be sent to an affiliated reference laboratory. “Several years ago, Covenant purchas...
Hand-sewn Masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations
Saturday, March 21, 2020
The global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has created a severe shortage of PPE across the world. While regular distribution channels ramp up, you can help by making a donation to support our COVID-19 response, including obtaining and producing protective gear for our caregivers. For those wishing to sew personal use masks, please use the guide below, from the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance. Face Mask Pattern and Instructions All donations of hand-sewn personal masks or smaller dona...
Covenant joins others in county to establish COVID-19 Screening & Sampling Centers
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
As part of a county-wide effort to screen people for COVID-19 and sample those meeting the CDC recommendation for testing, Covenant has plans to open a drive-through site at a Covenant campus. Other agencies are planning similar sites in the county. Sites are planned to open soon. These centers are specifically designed for people who already have a physician order to proceed with COVID-19 testing. The on-site providers will first screen individuals to ensure they have a physician order to be sampled fo...
Emergency Care Center Outdoor Triage
Monday, March 16, 2020
Covenant Emergency Care Center screening all patients before entering the building. Covenant has recently added additional triage outside its main entrance to appropriately screen people prior to coming into the emergency care center. When people arrive to the Emergency Care Center they will be greeted by a provider outside the entrance.   If there are any respiratory symptoms, the patient is provided a mask. The patient will then be taken in a separate entrance to a private room for additional eva...
Covenant HealthCare Named 2019 TCAR Center of Excellence
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Covenant HealthCare was named a 2019 TCAR Center of Excellence for improving carotid artery disease treatment using a new procedure called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR (tee-kahr) is a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients to reduce their risk of stroke. Thanks to the work of vascular surgeons Dr. Ryan Kim and Dr. Ron Bays, alongside the surgical team, Covenant is one of three hospitals in Michigan to receive this distinction. Carotid...