|After joining Covenant Health in 1996, Anthony L. “Tony” Spezia was named President and CEO in 2000. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and Health Ethics Trust. He serves on numerous hospital association boards and councils, and is past chairman of the Healthcare Systems Governing Council of the American Hospital Association.
Seventeen years ago, Fort Sanders Health System and MMC Healthcare System consolidated to form Covenant Health, with a mission of serving our communities by improving the quality of life through better health. Today, Covenant Health is nationally recognized a top health system in many areas: patient care, quality performance, cost, integration, information technology, finances, ethics and innovation.
We’ve climbed a long way from our early challenges related to becoming a system. Now, with the implications and risks of healthcare reform, we’re facing our greatest challenges.
||Among our imperatives for the years ahead:
We are committed to serving the community as a not-for-profit health system.
We are committed to leading in quality and service.
We are committed to outstanding governance and leadership.
We are committed to an engaged work force with the right skill sets.
We are committed to being the practice environment of choice for our physicians.
We are committed to reinvesting in our communities, providing programs, services, technologies and facilities that improve local healthcare services and patient care. We have invested more than a billion dollars in our communities since 2000 – a commitment no other healthcare organization has approached. We have opened new hospitals, expanded services, and brought cutting-edge medical technology to our region.
We are committed to meeting the challenges of the healthcare environment through effective strategic planning and wise use of resources.
Most of all, we are committed to providing excellent care to every patient, every time. This commitment to excellence will help us accomplish our mission of improving the quality of life through better health.