2003-2005 recognition In March 2005, Covenant was named one of the best places for moms to work by Lubbock Magazine. Covenant Health was the only hospital in our region to receive the 2005 Orthopedic Care Excellence Award from HealthGrades. Covenant Nurse Honey Haney, RN, was awarded the 2005 Reader's Choice Award for "Best Nurse" by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. In 2004, JACC/CHS was surveyed by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. JACC/CHS was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the COC, making it 1 in 40 to be presented with this honor. Only two other cancer programs in the state of Texas received the award. Covenant Health was awarded the 2004 Reader's Choice Award for "Best Hospital" by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. For the second consecutive year, Covenant Health received the "2004 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence" award by HealthGrades, placing it among the top 3.2% of hospitals in the nation. In 2003, Covenant also earned "5-Star" ratings for excellence in cardiac, orthopedic, stoke, vascular and obstetrics care, and was named "No. 1 Hospital in Texas" for overall cardiac services. Covenant SurgiCenter received a perfect score, zero deficiencies, from a surprise Medicare inspection in March 2004. Covenant Children's Hospital is the first children's hospital in Texas – and only the third in the United States – to be verified as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Covenant received the 2003 "Texans Helping Texans Lone Star Award" presented by the United Ways of Texas, the state association of local United Ways, in recognition of Covenant's outstanding support of United Way and for its commitment to community service. In 2003, Covenant and its employees pledged almost $650,000 to the Lubbock Area United Way. In 2003, Covenant was awarded the Harold P. Freeman Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Cancer Society for cancer screening programs targeted toward minority populations in East Lubbock. In 2003, Covenant received the Texas Hospital Association's "Excellence in Community Service" Award for its "Exercising Body, Mind and Spirit" program for seniors.