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132-Year-Old Hospital Turns 20; Covenant HealthCare Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Thursday, July 12, 2018
July 1, 2018 officially marked 20 years since Covenant HealthCare was founded. July 1, 1998 two long-standing Saginaw-based hospitals (Saginaw General and St. Luke’s Hospitals) merged to form Covenant HealthCare. Today, Covenant HealthCare delivers care across generations and across specialties in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. With 4800 employees and a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, the Saginaw-based health system offers a broad spectrum of programs and services including hig...
Covenant Radiation Center Expanding, Adding Second Linear Accelerator to Support Radiation Therapy; Construction Underway
Monday, July 9, 2018
As part of the health system’s commitment to maintaining a quality-driven, state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility, Covenant HealthCare is adding a second linear accelerator to the Covenant Radiation Center. In 2016, Covenant unveiled the first linear accelerator at the radiation center. In 2017, the team of cancer providers saw the need to add additional resources in the fight against cancer. After State approval in spring of 2018, construction began at 4141 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw. Construction...
Covenant HealthCare Unveils Hybrid Operating Room; Technology is One of Two in Michigan
Monday, June 25, 2018
In July 2017, a groundbreaking ceremony kicked-off a major renovation for the Covenant HealthCare Surgical Services Department. Monday, June 25, 2018 Covenant unveiled the new hybrid operating suite and home of the ARTIS pheno, a robotic C-arm angiography system used for minimally invasive interventional procedures. This new robotic technology is the first of its kind in the Great Lakes Bay Region, second in Michigan, and it’s changing the way surgeons view the human body. “This operating room is the fu...
Covenant Kids Telethon Schedule Changed Due to Weather; Interviewees, Sponsors, and Volunteers Asked to Stay Home
Saturday, April 14, 2018
All families scheduled for live interviews on the 2018 Covenant Kids Telethon, sponsors, and volunteers are asked to stay home. Please do not come to the Mid-Michigan Children's Museum. Covenant CEO, Ed Bruff wishes everyone to be safe and limit travel for volunteers and families. The new format for the 2018 Covenant Kids Telethon will include the prerecorded stories scheduled for today, and the phone bank will be manned by members of the Covenant Kids planning group. Since there will be no live intervi...
Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed Forge Partnership to Expand Inpatient Rehabilitation Care
Friday, December 1, 2017
Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed Forge Partnership to Expand Inpatient Rehabilitation Care This week, leaders from Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed signed a partnership agreement to form a 50-50 joint venture. Working together, Covenant and Mary Free Bed will bring advanced rehabilitation care to Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Located in Saginaw, Covenant HealthCare is a 642-bed health care system. Providing quality inpatient rehabilitation has long been part of the care delivered to p...
Covenant HealthCare Honors Those Who Served
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
A group of dedicated Covenant employees felt that all veterans – living or deceased – should receive the respect and recognition they deserve in return for their service to our country. Janice Kubczak witnessed the fruits of this group’s labor firsthand when her husband passed May 31, 2017. James Kubczak served in the United States Army military police and played on the U.S. Army basketball team. Janice and James were happily married for nearly 40 years, with four children and six grandchildren. “He was...
Covenant Celebrates 10 Years Since It’s EMR Go-Live
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Covenant HealthCare was the first hospital in the region to convert the entire organization over to an electronic medical record (EMR) system ten years ago. In 2007, Covenant invested more than $25 million into this project in order to improve patient safety and satisfaction, staff and physician efficiency, and improved quality of care. Today, patients continue benefitting from this investment. Here’s what took place: July 2007 : Physician offices go-live August 2007 : Hospital-wide training began for a...
Covenant HealthCare Named 2017 Most Wired
Friday, July 28, 2017
Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to creat...
Covenant Hosts Local Breastfeeding Awareness Event As Part of “Global Big Latch On”
Thursday, July 27, 2017
To raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7 every year. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, which lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals. To mark this occasion, Friday and Saturday August 4th and 5th at 10:30 am thousands of breastfeeding women and the...
Covenant HealthCare Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Covenant HealthCare recently received the 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements in improving the quality of healthcare in the following three areas: Effective Reporting and Measurement: Acute Care Hospitals Effective Reporting and Measurement: Acute Care Hospitals (ENHANCED AWARD) Lowering the Risk of Infection: Hospitals The Governor's Award of Excellence program is a partnership between MPRO and the Office of the Governor to recognize outstanding achievements by providers an...