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Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed Forge Partnership to Expand Inpatient Rehabilitation Care
Friday, December 1, 2017
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
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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...
Covenant Celebrates 10 Years Since It’s EMR Go-Live
Thursday, October 5, 2017
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
Friday, July 28, 2017
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”
Thursday, July 27, 2017
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
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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...
Happy Nurses Week
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Thanks to the nurses who heal the body, warm the heart, and see the soul of our patients. Your contributions are acknowledged and appreciated on Nurses Day, Nurses Week, and throughout the year. Please take the time to thank a nurse today.
100th Heart Valve Replaced Using Minimally Invasive Approach at Covenant HealthCare
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
As of April 11, 2017, Covenant HealthCare has performed its 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure. TAVR is a procedure that replaces a heart valve without ever cutting into the chest. In September 2014, Covenant became the first hospital in the Great Lakes Bay Region to perform the TAVR procedure. The team of physicians includes: Dr. Safwan Kassas, Medical Director ‐ Structural Heart Program at Covenant, Interventional Cardiologist, MCVI Dr. Manoj Sharma, Medical Director ‐ Coven...
Covenant Glen of Frankenmuth Expanding
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
In July 2014, representatives of Covenant Glen dedicated the 35,000 square foot, all-inclusive assisted living community in Frankenmuth. Today, Covenant Glen is expanding. Covenant Glen of Frankenmuth is currently under construction, adding 12 additional suites to meet the needs and demands of the community. Originally, Covenant Glen featured 45 private rooms, 15 dedicated to memory care and 30 to assisted living, allowing residents independence combined with the support services they need. The new expa...
Gerard Bishop Receives Ninan Award
Friday, February 3, 2017
Gerard Bishop wasn’t sure what his colleagues were clapping for when he walked into the conference room at the Covenant HealthCare Mackinaw campus. The applause was all for him. Bishop, an Oncology Social Worker at the Covenant Cancer Care Center, is the first recipient of the Dr. Jacob Ninan Educational Oncology Award established through Covenant HealthCare Foundation. “Gerry has provided tremendous support for cancer patients, as well as their families,” said Covenant Foundation Director, Carol Cottre...