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Six Hospitals Announce Formation of Covenant Regional Thumb Network (CRTN)
The Covenant Regional Thumb Network (CRTN), a network of six independent hospitals, is pleased to announce its formation. The network is composed of Covenant HealthCare, located in Saginaw, and five critical access hospitals located throughout Michigan’s Thumb area including Deckerville Community Hospital, Harbor Beach Community Hospital, Hills & Dales General Hospital, Marlette Regional Hospital, and Scheurer Hospital. While CRTN formed in late 2018, these hospitals have been working together for m...
Covenant Receives Reverification as Level II Trauma Center for Adults and Pediatrics
Covenant HealthCare has again been verified as a Level II Trauma Center for adults and pediatrics by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.  Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT's Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers...
Notice of Wolverine Solutions Group (“WSG”) ransomware attack
Covenant HealthCare was notified that Wolverine Solutions Group (“WSG”) was a victim of a ransomware attack that impacted millions of individuals nation-wide. WSG reported this incident to local law enforcement authorities and the FBI. The WSG forensic teams discovered evidence that Covenant patient information may have been included on the impacted servers. According to their site, WSG did not find any evidence that records were exported from their systems, however, WSG recommends using an abundance of ...
WIOG to Host Covenant Kids Radiothon Feb. 14 and 15
Highlights Local Health Care; Community Can Help 102.5 WIOG has teamed up with Covenant HealthCare to host the Covenant Kids Radiothon for the first time ever. The Radiothon will air live on 102.5 WIOG from 6:00am until 6:00pm Thursday February 14th and Friday February 15th. The Radiothon is presented by Mike Young GMC of Frankenmuth and Catholic Federal Credit Union. Hear amazing stories from Covenant Kids and their families as WIOG helps raise money during this special two-day radiothon. The WIOG Cove...
Covenant Emergency Center Achieves Senior Accreditation
Covenant HealthCare added the Great Lakes Bay Region’s first Senior Emergency Care Center in 2017 with the senior population in mind. The Covenant medical team wanted to take this one step further, applying for Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in 2018. Last week, the ACEP announced the Covenant Emergency Care Center achieved the Bronze Standard – Level 3 GEDA Accreditation. Covenant is the second hospital in the state of Michiga...
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...