Covenant HealthCare Turns 20

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Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw turns 20 years old this month. The healthcare system was formed in 1998 with the merging of Saginaw General and St. Luke’s, two hospitals with long 100-year histories. Both formed in the 1880s to give women and children access to healthcare and meet the general needs of the community. The merger became official on July 1, 1998.

Over the years, the hospitals grew with the city, and Saginaw General established a focus on chilbirth while St. Luke’s took on pediatrics. Finally in 1998, the long-time neighbors merged into Covenant HealthCare, where it continues today.

Covenant HealthCare now has 4,800 employees and a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, offering a broad spectrum of programs and services including high-risk obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, acute care, a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics, robotic surgery, virtual care and more.

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Doctors and Nurses in an early operating room at General Hospital, Source: Covenant HealthCare
Nursery at the former Saginaw General Hospital
Source: Covenant HealthCare


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