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Medication Take-Back Event at Covenant HealthCare
Covenant HealthCare in collaboration with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN), Saginaw County Department of Public Health, Saginaw Police Department, and Saginaw Spirit will host a Medication Take-Back event on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm outside 800 Cooper, Saginaw (Physician Office Building). This allows community members to drive-thru and drop off unwanted or unused prescription medications, including pills and capsules (no liquid filled), patches, pet medicatio...
Covenant HealthCare Invites Community to Vigil 10/15, National Day of Remembrance for Pregnancy and Infant Loss
In 1988 President Ronald Reagan named October National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, to remember the babies who die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, and newborn death. October 15 is the National Day of Remembrance for Pregnancy and Infant Loss. That day, Covenant HealthCare will host its fifth annual candle vigil in memory of babies lost. It is said that if everyone in their perspective time zones light a candle or turns on their porch light from 7:00 pm to 8:0...
Families and Staff to Gather at Covenant and Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Who Gave the Gift of Life
On Friday, Sept. 28, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Covenant HealthCare will host the annual Gift of Life flag raising ceremony at Covenant. Families and friends of organ, eye and tissue donors will gather with transplant recipients and hospital employees to honor and remember those who gave the gifts of life, sight and mobility. The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Covenant Cooper campus (700 Cooper, Saginaw). Shortly following, the group will gather around the flagpole in the f...
Next Saturday Great Lakes Harley-Davidson Carries on Teddy Bear Ride Tradition for Covenant Kids
The Teddy Bear Ride offers an opportunity for local bikers to brighten the day of local kids in the Covenant HealthCare Pediatric Unit. Great Lakes Harley-Davidson & Buell in Bay City along with the Tri-County Michigan Harley Owners Group Chapter 2250 continues the Teddy Bear Ride tradition. The 13th annual Teddy Bear Ride for Covenant Kids will be held Saturday, Aug. 4th. Donations of new teddy bears are encouraged and can be dropped off now through the day of the event at Great Lakes Harley Davids...
132-Year-Old Hospital Turns 20; Covenant HealthCare Celebrates 20th Anniversary
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
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
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
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
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
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...