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Medical Moments: Getting Active Without Injury
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Dr Jeffrey Osborne, Covenant HealthCare Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr. Jeffrey Osborne is dual trained in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. With the New Year approaching and healthy resolutions rising, Dr. Osborne recently shared some tips on how to get moving and avoid injuries in 2022!   Learn more about Covenant Orthopaedics visit: https://www.covenanthealthcare.com/ch/orthopaedics For more information about Covenant Sports Medicine visit...
Medical Moments: Volunteering at Covenant HealthCare
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Sarah Knochel, Manager of Volunteer Services and Roger Spann, long-time Covenant HealthCare volunteer. Volunteers provide a dimension of care and service to patients as well as empathy for families and visitors – while supporting staff and physicians in an effort to provide quality care. We invite you to view the 2020 Annual Volunteer Report, to see how the spirit of giving and compassion is woven throughout our organization and in the hearts of our volunteers. ...
Medical Moments: Helping Healthcare Workers
Video Credit to WNEM TV 5 Featuring: Dr. Matt Deibel, Medical Director for the Covenant HealthCare Emergency Care Center. While you should not delay emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, difficulty breathing or serious injuries*, seeking the right level of care based on your medical need is one way you can support local hospitals and healthcare workers.  Your primary care physician,  MedExpress  Locations, FastCare inside Meijer on Tittabawass...
Covenant rectal cancer program earns national accreditation for quality care
Saginaw, Mich. - Covenant HealthCare has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. Covenant HealthCare is just one of two accredited programs in Michigan, and one of only 39 accredited programs nationwide.  To achieve voluntary NAPRC accreditation, a rectal center must demonstrate compliance with the NAPRC standards addressing program management, clinical services, and quality improveme...
Ribbon cut for $41 million rehabilitation hospital serving Great Lakes Bay Region
Saginaw, Mich . – In a virtual ceremony, leaders from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation at Covenant HealthCare dedicated a new hospital today. The three-story building, located on the main Covenant HealthCare campus, is specially designed for rehabilitation. It houses 60 private inpatient rooms, outpatient therapy spaces, offices for six board-certified rehabilitation physicians as well as treatment and fabrication space for patients who require braces and prosthetic limbs. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Mary Fr...
Tree of Love
Please join Covenant HealthCare Volunteers in supporting the annual Tree of Love 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...
Covenant HealthCare Earns 7th Consecutive “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Covenant HealthCare received its seventh consecutive “A” grade in the fall 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 updated every ...
Cooper Avenue: Partial Road Closure Starting October 11
As crews start Stage 1 of the pedestrian crosswalk improvement project, a small section of Cooper Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, October 11 . Employees and visitors will be rerouted using Woodbridge/Mason, West Genesee and North Michigan. We appreciate your flexibility throughout this improvement project, which is slated to be complete by Thanksgiving. Please note: the entrance to 900 Cooper will remain open during this project phase. Refer to the map below for more details.
COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Center Re-opens at Fashion Square Mall Location
Due to increased testing demand, Covenant will re-open the drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Center on Friday, October 1, 2021. The center is located at the corner of Tittabawassee and Bay Road in Saginaw. All patients who need testing for one of the below reasons should use this location only: Currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms Have had a recent, known COVID-19 exposure Proof of testing needed for upcoming travel Patients who do not have COVID-19 symptoms and need a COVID-19 test prior to a procedure o...
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 ...