Sherri Ernst Named 2017 Buscetta Award Winner

Posted on March 8, 2017

Sherri Ernst, director of revenue integrity/utilization management for Covenant Health, was named winner of the 2017 Buscetta Award, given annually to an outstanding leader who personifies leadership excellence. The award was presented by Covenant Health President and CEO Jim VanderSteeg in February.  It is named for Sam Buscetta, retired executive vice president for human resources, who […]

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Brooke Foulk, MD, Recognized in 40 Professionals Under 40 Years Old

Posted on January 3, 2017

Brooke Foulk, MD of Fort Sanders Women’s Specialists is chosen by Knoxville News Sentinel as 40 Under 40 for dedication to Knoxville OBGYN health.

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Covenant Health Leaders Receive Awards

Posted on December 13, 2016

Two Covenant Health leaders have received honors for service to healthcare and their communities at recent awards celebrations.             Anthony L. (Tony) Spezia, CEO Emeritus of Covenant Health, received a 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Hospital Association at the organization’s 78th annual meeting, held recently in Nashville.             Spezia was honored for 25 years […]

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Covenant Health Bond Rating Recently Upgraded by S&P Global

Posted on December 12, 2016

Covenant Health recently announced that S&P Global Ratings raised the long-term rating and underlying rating to “A” from “A-” on the health system’s series 2006A-1, 2011C and 2012A bonds. Ratings services assign bond ratings based on an organization’s financial strength and performance outlook. “We are certainly pleased with this rating upgrade. The ‘A’ rating from […]

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Peninsula Holiday Survival Guide Celebrating 22 Years of De-Stressing East Tennessee

Posted on November 8, 2016

For the twenty-second year in a row, Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, is offering expert holiday “survival advice” as a community service.

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Covenant Health Response to CDC Advisory Linking Patient Infections to Potentially Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices

Posted on October 21, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory linking patient infections from Mycobacterium chimaera (M.chimaera) to the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler devices used in open-heart surgery. Patient safety and privacy are top priorities for Covenant Health and we take the CDC’s advisory very seriously. After thorough review of our protocols at our […]

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Covenant Health Selects Cerner’s Health IT System

Posted on July 28, 2016

Covenant Health, an integrated not-for-profit health system based in eastern Tennessee, has selected Cerner’s comprehensive suite of integrated health care information technology (IT) solutions to support clinical, financial and population health management initiatives, resulting in a Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ across the enterprise’s acute hospitals and nearly 100 ambulatory facilities. “To advance our goal of […]

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Covenant Health Announces Medical Student Program in Partnership with Lincoln Memorial University

Posted on July 21, 2016

Covenant Health has launched a medical student program in partnership with DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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