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Pedestrian Crossing Updates
Coming to Cooper Avenue Over the next 6 to 8 weeks, renovations to the Cooper Avenue pedestrian crosswalk will begin. We’ve heard concerns, and teams have been working with the City of Saginaw to make improvements. We are excited to have finally come to a solution to support enhanced safety and ease of access to 900 Cooper. Changes to the sidewalks and pedestrian crosswalks will include: Better identification for more defined paths to cross the road Islands will be created in the existing turn lanes to ...
Once Again, Covenant Achieves Top American Heart Association Honor for Quality Stroke Care
Saginaw, MI — Covenant HealthCare has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines ® Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Covenant HealthCare provided stroke care for more than 1,000 patients last year. The Covenant Stroke Program is equipped with an expert team, state-of-the-art technologies and advanced treatment options. “Rec...
Help Tim Hortons® Make Smiles for Covenant Kids
This year, the annual Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie™ campaign runs from September 13 - 19  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 USA. Tim Hortons ® has continued to spread smiles and support local charities and community groups by raising over $50 million over the past 25 ...
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 acc...
Updated Visitor Restrictions
Coronavirus Information and FAQs Effective: July 26, 2021 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 with the exception of obst...
Covenant Nursing Excellence Award Winners Announced (and Surprised)
Every year, Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw celebrates nurses during National Nurses Week. To acknowledge the efforts and contributions of Covenant nurses, each year nurses are nominated by their peers and chosen recipients of the Nursing Excellence Awards. Each category recognizes the unique aspect in which nurses contribute their time and talents to their patients and colleagues. Part of the tradition at Covenant HealthCare is to surprise each award recipient. Recipients have no idea they are receiving...
Southbound I-675 detour for bridge and pavement repairs in Saginaw County starts May 3
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close and detour southbound I-675 from the north junction of I-75/I-675 to Tittabawassee Road to accommodate pavement and structure repairs. This work is part of an overall $10.5 million investment to improve more than 8.5 miles of concrete pavement along the I-675 corridor in Saginaw County. This project includes work on 36 bridge and culvert structures to address steel improvements, bridge deck surfaces, railing upgrades, and painting. Traffic Rest...
Covenant HealthCare Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Saginaw, Mich., April 29, 2021 – Covenant HealthCare received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade , a national distinction recognizing the Covenant team’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is ...
Covenant Kids Week
For the past ten years, the Covenant Kids Telethon has showcased the extraordinary care Covenant provides for children in our region and across Michigan. In this 11th year, we introduce Covenant Kids Week on  WNEM TV5 . WNEM TV5 will introduce viewers to past patients and their families, donors, physicians, nurses, sponsors and employees who support pediatric medical care in our community. From 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22, volunteers will answer phone ...
Covenant HealthCare Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Scheduling
We are excited to announce that Covenant HealthCare now has online scheduling available for COVID-19 vaccinations.  Additional information is available  online at  http://covenanthealthcare.com/covidvaccine . Patients age 16 and up with an active Covenant HealthCare MyChart account can now schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For people who do not have an active Covenant HealthCare MyChart account, visit https://www.covenanthealthcare.com/ch/mychart to sign up for a MyCh...