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Full Circle

Full Circle is a blog by Jim VanderSteeg, President and CEO of Covenant Health.  Read our CEO's thoughts about health care, leadership and other topics, as well as his updates about Covenant Health and our member organizations. Blog messages will be posted regularly, or you may subscribe to Full Circle by email - simply use the online subscription form on this web page. Thank you for visiting Full Circle!


A Message of Thanks for Employees and Community

As we enter the holiday season, I want to share a Thanksgiving message acknowledging the incredible work that Covenant Health employees do every day.

May Events and Observances

In health care there are a number of observance weeks for specialized professionals throughout the year. This month we are recognizing several groups of healthcare professionals, beginning with National Nurses Week, which is observed May 6-12 every year.

Happy Doctors’ Day!

On March 30 Covenant Health joins other healthcare organizations across the country in observing National Doctors’ Day. We’re also celebrating Covenant Health’s 25th anniversary this year, and in this edition of Full Circle, I’d like to recognize the countless physicians who have served our patients and our health system – not only during the past […]

A Thanksgiving Message

As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I would like to share some thoughts from my personal “gratitude list” with you. At the top of the list, I am thankful for family – for my wife, Erin, for my two children, for our parents and for our extended family members. Especially during the past […]

Celebrating Our Employees and Initiatives

Spring has finally arrived and we have much to be thankful for during this season of resurrection and new life. I continue to appreciate Covenant Health employees for putting our patients first and striving for excellence, and I offer additional thanks to the many employees across our health system who are helping deliver COVID-19 vaccinations […]

A Message of Gratitude

For the past several months, coronavirus – specifically COVID-19 – has dominated both the headlines and the thoughts and actions of many people in our community, our state, our country, and around the world. As our hospital services have reopened and we have integrated protective behaviors into our daily lives, there are three messages I […]

Building Communities Together

At Covenant Health, we consider it a privilege and a high calling to care for the patients and families who come to our member organizations for care. As our Pledge of Excellence states, we are committed to putting our patients first and striving for excellence in everything we do. As a not-for-profit health system and […]

Exclusive Partnership with Dollywood

I am very pleased to announce that Dollywood, the world-renowned Smoky Mountain entertainment park that provides family entertainment, fun-filled rides and much more, has named Covenant Health as its Official Health System Partner. This partnership is built on our organizations’ shared commitments to excellence, outstanding guest services and experiences, and improving the quality of life […]

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