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Covenant HealthCare Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN – Covenant HealthCare was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade . The designation recognizes Covenant HealthCare’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performan...
Covenant Center for Autism in Bay City Invites Community to Open House; Tour of Newly Renovated Space Nov. 13
The Covenant Center for Autism has moved into a newly renovated space and is offering the public a chance to visit. Interested community members are invited to 2919 E. Wilder Road, Bay City on Tuesday, November 13 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Attendees will meet the team and see the new 3,900 square foot facility, which includes a combination of private treatment areas, as well as space for group activities. This, along with state-of-the-art technologies and an enhanced playground, make for an ideal space f...
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...
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 Celebrates 10 Years Since It’s EMR Go-Live
Covenant HealthCare was the first hospital in the region to convert the entire organization over to an electronic medical record (EMR) system ten years ago. In 2007, Covenant invested more than $25 million into this project in order to improve patient safety and satisfaction, staff and physician efficiency, and improved quality of care. Today, patients continue benefitting from this investment. Here’s what took place: July 2007 : Physician offices go-live August 2007 : Hospital-wide training began for a...
Covenant HealthCare Named 2017 Most Wired
Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to creat...
Covenant Hosts Local Breastfeeding Awareness Event As Part of “Global Big Latch On”
To raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7 every year. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, which lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals. To mark this occasion, Friday and Saturday August 4th and 5th at 10:30 am thousands of breastfeeding women and the...
Covenant HealthCare Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence
Covenant HealthCare recently received the 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements in improving the quality of healthcare in the following three areas: Effective Reporting and Measurement: Acute Care Hospitals Effective Reporting and Measurement: Acute Care Hospitals (ENHANCED AWARD) Lowering the Risk of Infection: Hospitals The Governor's Award of Excellence program is a partnership between MPRO and the Office of the Governor to recognize outstanding achievements by providers an...