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Tree of Love
Please join us by supporting this annual giving opportunity to help raise funds for the special needs of our patients and the medical center. Proceeds go to the Family Comfort Fund, a fund designed to provide families with refreshments when their hospitalized loved one is at the last stages of life. The Family Comfort Fund is one way we can support our families during one of life’s most challenging times. For a gift of $15, you will be provided with a personalized limited edition star ornament in memory...
Covenant HealthCare Opens New COVID-19 Testing Center
As a means to minimize exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Covenant HealthCare has opened a drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Center specifically for individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms and an order to be tested from their provider. The drive-thru Covenant COVID-19 Testing Center is located in the Covenant facility located at 925 N Michigan Avenue in Saginaw with access off Fayette Street. People who come to the center MUST have a doctor’s order to have a sample taken for COVID-19 testing. As a safety prec...
Regional Hospitals Urge Community to Help Stop Spread of Virus
All of the hospitals in the Great Lakes Bay Region are feeling the impact of a second surge of COVID-19 patients. Hospitalizations have now surpassed peak levels seen in the spring. We are asking for the STRONG support of our local community and business owners to help slow the spread of the virus. Local hospitals are seeing a rapid surge in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Currently, we are in a favorable position with supplies, medications, personal protective gear, etc. However, the situation is const...
Updated Visitor Restrictions
Coronavirus Information and FAQs Effective: November 5, 2020 To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community during COVID-19 and influenza season, Covenant HealthCare is reinstating visitor restrictions. Effective November 5, 2020, all routine visitation is being suspended until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our patients, staff and community. Our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be part of the healing process. The decision to restrict vis...
Michigan Healthcare Systems Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19 Policies
The original press release is attributed to the MHA Michigan Health & Hospital Association and may also be viewed on their website: https://mha.org/Newsroom/ID/2694/Michigan-Healthcare-Systems-Issue-Joint-Statement-on-COVID-19-Policies The following statement is made on behalf of Chief Medical Officers and Chief Clinical Officers of Michigan Healthcare Systems and Hospitals. As the physician leaders of hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the state of Michigan, representing 110 of Michig...
Covenant HealthCare Earns 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition
ANN ARBOR, MI, October 12, 2020 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Covenant HealthCare has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified Acute Level 8, receiving the Quality Award. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their com...
Covenant Once Again Achieves American Heart Association Top Honor for Quality Stroke Care
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
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
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....
Covenant HealthCare Nationally Recognized with Fourth Consecutive ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
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...