Covenant HealthCare Achieves SRC’s Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Accreditation

Saginaw, MI – Covenant HealthCare has recently achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, recognized for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Additionally, eight surgeons joined Covenant HealthCare on the journey and became accredited Surgeons of Excellence.

Status as an accredited facility means that Covenant HealthCare has met nationally and internationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.

“The level of collaboration between surgeons, staff, and leadership necessary to achieve recognition as a Robotic Center of Excellence validates Covenant HealthCare’s commitment to ensuring patient safety and quality,” says Aimie Goodrow, Director of Surgical Services. “Consistently delivering safe surgical care using state-of-the-art technology and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement have been key initiatives for this first-class team, our patients and our community.”

Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and inspection process. This includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization or surgeon improve its care and services.

“We’re proud to recognize Covenant HealthCare for their commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that this hospital is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.” To learn more about SRC and the accreditation process, visit

(Left to right): Wael Solh, MD (Colorectal Surgery); Todd Richardson, MD (General Surgery); Gregory Sutton, MD (Gynecologic Oncology); Elizabeth Paulus, MD (Surgical Oncology); Sanjeevkumar Kaul, MD (Urology); Maher Ghanem, MD (Hepatobiliary Surgery); Duane Heilbronn, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology Surgery); Sujal Patel, MD (General Surgery)

(Left to right): Lindsey LaTarte (Harrison Campus Operating Room Manager), Aimie Goodrow (Director of Surgical Services); Lynn Miner (Robotics Administrator)

About Covenant HealthCare Surgical Services
From minimally invasive procedures to open-heart surgery, the experts at Covenant HealthCare are the leading innovators in their field. Because when it comes to something as important as surgery, we make it our mission to master the most advanced technology, providing the best surgical results. Our state-of-the-art technologies, board-certified surgeons and compassionate environment gives patients the extraordinary confidence they need.

About Surgical Review Corporation
Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet our proven standards. Look for our seal, expect excellence. For more information, visit