Covenant Health works hard to provide our community with the best care
available - the best not just in our region, but anywhere in the country.
Because of this commitment, we have been honored with numerous awards
and accreditations across virtually every service area.
National Research Corporation (NRC) named Covenant Medical Center as one of the top hospitals in the country
every year from 2000-2011 - the only hospital in West Texas to receive
the prestigious NRC Consumer Choice Award.
We continue to be named Best Hospital every year since 2006 by the
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Reader's Choice Awards. Below, you'll find a few of our other accreditations. Check back often
to keep up-to-date with our latest honors and achievements.
HealthGrades named Covenant Medical Center among the top hospitals in the nation for
bariatric surgery with a 5-star rating. HealthGrades found that bariatric surgery patients
have a nearly 70 percent lower risk of experiencing an in-hospital complication
at top-rated hospitals such as Covenant Medical Center compared to a poorly
Covenant Blood Bank has earned accreditation by
American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), an international association of individual members and institutions involved
with blood transfusion and cellular therapies, including transplantation.
AABB accreditation is the designation of choice for blood banking and
demonstrates an organization's commitment to advanced learning, continuous
improvement and innovation by striving to sustain the highest possible
level of patient care.
Covenant Health's community-based
Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center (JACC) received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the
Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. JACC is one of only 40 facilities across the nation to receive this prestigious
acknowledgment. The Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to recognize
cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing comprehensive,
quality care to cancer patients.
Covenant Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center was designated as the
region's first breast center to be accredited by the National Accreditation
Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation
by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed
to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous
evaluation process and review of their performance.
Cardiac & Stroke
Covenant received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s
Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
in 2011 and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s
Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement
Award in 2010. The award recognizes Covenant's commitment and success
in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke
patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards
In 2010, Covenant Health was the first in the region to earn the
Gold Seal of Approval™ from
The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. That same year, Covenant Medical Center was the first and only in Lubbock
Cycle III Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI.
Covenant Children's Hospital received several awards resulting from the 2005
Professional Research Consultants (PRC) physician survey. It received a grade of five stars in Nursing, four stars
as a Place to Practice Medicine and four stars for Emergency Services.
According to PRC's national database of hospitals, the rating its
physicians gave Covenant Children's Hospital medical staff was among
the highest of any hospital in the nation.
Covenant Health is a designated Major Adult Trauma Facility with Pediatric
Commitment and is verified as a Level II Trauma Center.
Covenant Children's Hospital's Pediatric Trauma Services program has been re-verified as a major pediatric designated trauma center by the
Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. In 2003,
Covenant Children's Hospital was recognized as the first verified Pediatric Level II Trauma Center
in Texas. It also has been named as the third Level II Trauma Center in
the country. Key elements of a Level II Trauma Center include 24-hour
immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties
of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine,
radiology and critical care.