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Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center Offers Latest Technology, Mobile Services
10.13.2017

Availability of screenings gives women fewer excuses to not be checked.​ “We just want to encourage women to get in there and get your mammogram done,” says Lindsey Kennelly, manager of Covenant’s Arrington Comprehensive Breast ...

Lubbock Avalanche - Journal Monthly Series
04.18.2019

Please look for the monthly Covenant Health Centennial articles in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in the back of Section A. They are featured on the third Sundays of the month, through January 2019. View recent editions: February 14, 2019 December 21, ...

Keeping The Covenant Extended Trailer
04.03.2019

Watch the extended trailer for Keeping the Covenant: 100 Years of Faith and Healing. You can view the full documentary here: tv.kttz.org/local-productions/keeping-the-covenant/

Keeping the Covenant Documentary
04.02.2019

If you missed watching the documentary on KTTZ, stream the video here: https://tv.kttz.org/local-productions/keeping-the-covenant/

100 Years and Beyond
01.01.2019

As we look back on Covenant's century of health care on the South Plains, we appreciate all who made 2018 so special, including these who gave their personal well wishes.

16 Years of Generosity
12.12.2016

For the 16 th consecutive year, the Callaway family from Dexter, N.M. delivered new toys to Covenant Children’s. The Callaway family became part of the Covenant Children’s family when their daughter Lindsey was diagnosed with a malignant ...

Little Pillows, Big Purpose
11.03.2016

From the pediatric specialists to the kid-sized pillows in patient rooms – Covenant Children’s is built specifically for kids. While our incredible staff provides incredible care to each patient, community partners graciously donate their ...

Making Hospital Stays Less Scary
10.14.2016

According to the National Retail Federation, more than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in ...

Racer Classic Helps Heal Kids
09.29.2016

We cannot do what we do at any of our facilities without the support of our community partners. In April of 2013, Covenant Children’s partnership with Racer Classic Car Wash began. The leadership at Racer Classic generously proposed donating $1 ...

Lift Yourself Out of Osteoporosis Pain? Weights Could Be the Answer For You!
04.04.2018

When it comes to countering the effects of osteoporosis, there’s one tool that literally does a lot of heavy lifting. It’s a common barbell because, contrary to what you might think, putting weight on weakening bones is actually a good ...

Obstacle Courses Take Running to the Next Level
03.28.2018

If you're not daunted by a workout that includes challenges with names such as Goliath and Everest, have no problem getting muddy or jumping over a fire pit, and pushing yourself to physical and mental limits is your idea of a good time, then ...

What to Eat Before Working Out
05.31.2017

It’s a good idea to eat before a workout – but you need to know what and when to get the needed benefit and avoid problems. “About every two weeks we need to stop someone from finishing their workout because they are feeling ...

All About HIIT Training
02.22.2017

One of the biggest reasons people don’t exercise is time. So High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an interesting alternative as pointed out in a recent New York Times piece. But is it right for you? Tommy Parrish, director of Covenant ...

Obstacle Courses Take Running to the Next Level
03.28.2018

If you're not daunted by a workout that includes challenges with names such as Goliath and Everest, have no problem getting muddy or jumping over a fire pit, and pushing yourself to physical and mental limits is your idea of a good time, then ...

Hidden Risks of Heart Failure
03.21.2018

Your heart naturally loses some blood-pumping abilities with age. However, weakened heart muscles can eventually lead to heart failure, a condition that affects 5.7 million adult Americans and is a contributing cause to nearly one in 9 deaths in the ...

How to Prevent Just About Everything
11.29.2017

“Wash your hands!” You may hear your mother’s voice echoing in your head, but according to Covenant Health infection prevention educator Lacey Kovar, it really is the best way to prevent the spread of many diseases and illnesses. It ...

Patient-Centered Care One of the Hallmarks of Covenant Health
10.30.2017

October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness month, but for Covenant Health, it’s something the caregivers strive for daily. However, a group of volunteers works tirelessly to assure that families and patients are always heard. Covenant Health ...

How to Prevent Just About Everything
11.29.2017

“Wash your hands!” You may hear your mother’s voice echoing in your head, but according to Covenant Health infection prevention educator Lacey Kovar, it really is the best way to prevent the spread of many diseases and illnesses. It ...

Meeting Patient Needs in Crisis
05.21.2017

To mark the 43 rd -annual National EMS Week, Health Calling talked to Lisa Hogue, paramedic supervisor for Covenant Ambulance Service to learn what they do to serve Covenant Health patients. How is Covenant Ambulance Service different from other area ...

Interpreter Services at Covenant Health
02.17.2017

“As soon as they hear their own language, there are visible signs of relief.” Rafael Marin, Covenant Health ’s Interpretive Services lead, stressed the impact of someone being able to communicate to health care personnel in their ...

January is National Blood Donor Month
01.16.2017

An abundant and safe blood supply is critical for hospitals to do their healing work. That is why Covenant Health makes it convenient for employees to give the gift of life, a donation of blood, something that cannot be replicated or synthetically ...

Preventing SIDS
02.07.2018

Shannon Bates, nurse manager in Covenant Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) shares with us an update on SIDS. “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is a situation where an infant has an unsafe sleep environment that becomes ...

How to Prevent Just About Everything
11.29.2017

“Wash your hands!” You may hear your mother’s voice echoing in your head, but according to Covenant Health infection prevention educator Lacey Kovar, it really is the best way to prevent the spread of many diseases and illnesses. It ...

Nurse Practitioners: A growing and important group in healthcare
11.14.2017

November 12-18, 2017 is recognized as National Nurse Practitioner week. There are more than 234,000 of them in the U.S. and an additional 23,000 Nurse Practitioner (NP) students graduating each year. There are more than 16,000 NPs in Texas, and the ...

Patient-Centered Care One of the Hallmarks of Covenant Health
10.30.2017

October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness month, but for Covenant Health, it’s something the caregivers strive for daily. However, a group of volunteers works tirelessly to assure that families and patients are always heard. Covenant Health ...

DAISY Award: Rebecca Meador
10.27.2016

Congratulations to Covenant Health ’s October DAISY Award winner, Rebecca Meador, RN, BSN, CCE, IBCL – Perinatal Education. Here’s what one of Becky’s coworkers said about her: “There are countless ways Becky goes above ...

Respiratory Care: Helping Patients Breathe Easier
10.24.2017

Respiratory Care Week Begins October 22.​ Respiratory therapists are a highly educated group of health care professionals who take care of patients with chronic and acute conditions related to the cardio-pulmonary system. Those include, but ...

Sepsis: Save Lives by Knowing the Signs and Symptoms
09.27.2017

Sepsis is a medical emergency that kills more than 250,000 Americans a year – one every two minutes – which is more than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. Jamie Roney, DNP, and regional sepsis coordinator for Covenant ...

Back to Normal: Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Takes Time
09.06.2017

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury to the brain which disrupts how the brain functions, usually caused by some outside force, such as a violent blow to the head, says Lee Ann Bryant, inpatient occupational therapist at Covenant Medical ...

Prevention and First Aid for Summer Pests
07.26.2017

With lots of outdoor activities on the calendar, you will likely encounter those bothersome summer pests – mosquitos, spiders, snakes and ticks. We visited with Annabelle Jordan, pediatrics nurse practitioner at Covenant Southwest Medical Park ...

4 Positive Postures to Boost Your Mood
05.08.2018

​Research has shown that your stance and posture affect more than just your back, they affect your mood too. Here are five active postures to help you start your day, and continue it, on a positive foot.

Lift Yourself Out of Osteoporosis Pain? Weights Could Be the Answer For You!
04.04.2018

When it comes to countering the effects of osteoporosis, there’s one tool that literally does a lot of heavy lifting. It’s a common barbell because, contrary to what you might think, putting weight on weakening bones is actually a good ...

Obstacle Courses Take Running to the Next Level
03.28.2018

If you're not daunted by a workout that includes challenges with names such as Goliath and Everest, have no problem getting muddy or jumping over a fire pit, and pushing yourself to physical and mental limits is your idea of a good time, then ...

Caffeine - How Much is in Your Favorite Drink?
03.27.2018

Caffeine is known for giving you a jump start - but what can lift you up can also bring you down if you consume it in abundance. Too much caffeine in the evening can disrupt sleep, and too much caffeine, period, can lead to a dependency that can ...

4 Positive Postures to Boost Your Mood
05.08.2018

​Research has shown that your stance and posture affect more than just your back, they affect your mood too. Here are five active postures to help you start your day, and continue it, on a positive foot.

7 Foods Proven to Help Prevent Cancer
04.18.2018

The causes of cancer are complex, but inflammation appears to be a primary culprit behind cancer growth, and part of the reason why tumors get started in the first place. Just as it is in heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, inflammation ...

Lift Yourself Out of Osteoporosis Pain? Weights Could Be the Answer For You!
04.04.2018

When it comes to countering the effects of osteoporosis, there’s one tool that literally does a lot of heavy lifting. It’s a common barbell because, contrary to what you might think, putting weight on weakening bones is actually a good ...

Obstacle Courses Take Running to the Next Level
03.28.2018

If you're not daunted by a workout that includes challenges with names such as Goliath and Everest, have no problem getting muddy or jumping over a fire pit, and pushing yourself to physical and mental limits is your idea of a good time, then ...

7 Foods Proven to Help Prevent Cancer
04.18.2018

The causes of cancer are complex, but inflammation appears to be a primary culprit behind cancer growth, and part of the reason why tumors get started in the first place. Just as it is in heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, inflammation ...

Hidden Risks of Heart Failure
03.21.2018

Your heart naturally loses some blood-pumping abilities with age. However, weakened heart muscles can eventually lead to heart failure, a condition that affects 5.7 million adult Americans and is a contributing cause to nearly one in 9 deaths in the ...

7 Foods Proven to Help Prevent Cancer
04.18.2018

The causes of cancer are complex, but inflammation appears to be a primary culprit behind cancer growth, and part of the reason why tumors get started in the first place. Just as it is in heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, inflammation ...

Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center Offers Latest Technology, Mobile Services
10.13.2017

Availability of screenings gives women fewer excuses to not be checked.​ “We just want to encourage women to get in there and get your mammogram done,” says Lindsey Kennelly, manager of Covenant’s Arrington Comprehensive Breast ...

Quit Smoking Today With the Right Help
05.24.2017

The benefits of quitting smoking start within 20 minutes of your last cigarette as your blood pressure and heart rate begin to recover. Within 24 hours, your chance of having a heart attack decreases. Within 48 hours, your nerve endings start to ...

Here Comes the Sun
05.22.2017

Having a sun-kissed look or bronze glow has long been a symbol of health and vigor in some cultures. In fact, many studies show suntanned people are rated as more attractive than their paler counterparts. But at what cost? Dr. Jehanzeb Riaz, a ...

Temporary closure of 21st Street, between Joliet and Louisville avenues
01.07.2016

On Monday, Covenant Medical Center, in cooperation with the City of Lubbock, will c lose 21 st Street, between Joliet Avenue and Louisville Avenue, to re-route water lines under the street that are impacted by the construction where the old valet ...

New Valet Open at Covenant Medical Center
09.21.2015

On Monday, September 21, Covenant Health celebrated the completion of the first phase of Keeping the Covenant at Covenant Medical Center. The new temporary patient drop-off and valet drive will open approximately one block west of the current main ...

Northwest Clinic
03.13.2015

The people of our west Texas community take care of each other. When you need quality health care close to home, Covenant Health is right here. We are Keeping the Covenant by bringing a new modern Primary Care and Urgent Care clinic to northwest ...

Joe Arrington Cancer Center
03.12.2015

A cancer diagnosis is life changing. Should cancer affect your family, Covenant is her to support you. As part of Keeping the Covenant, the Joe Arrington Cancer Center (JACC) is undergoing a massive renovation to improve patient flow, update ...

Managing Grief and Loss during the Holiday Season
12.13.2017

The holiday season may not be merry and bright for everyone, especially those who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one, or if this is the first Christmas without a family member or friend. Doyle Patterson, senior chaplain of Palliative ...

Finding the Perfect Balance
08.16.2017

Dr. Chandra Lasley, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate for Covenant Health’s Horizons Outpatient Clinic says when considering the balance between your work life and life outside of work, it usually doesn’t mean an even ...

What is Social Wellness?
07.24.2017

Ashlee Bost, marriage and family therapist associate at Covenant’s Horizons outpatient clinic, explains what social wellness is and its importance in our overall health. “Basically social wellness is the relationships you have and how you ...

Open Channel of Communication, Key to Child's Mental Health
05.07.2017

Dr. Chandra Lasley, mental health counselor at Covenant Health 's Horizons outpatient clinic, is emphatic about the importance of a week dedicated to bringing awareness to children’s mental health. “It reminds us that children are ...

Back to Normal: Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Takes Time
09.06.2017

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury to the brain which disrupts how the brain functions, usually caused by some outside force, such as a violent blow to the head, says Lee Ann Bryant, inpatient occupational therapist at Covenant Medical ...

Epilepsy: What You Should Know
11.10.2016

Over a lifetime, 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy, and about 150,000 to 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with the condition each year. But what is it? Dr. Kalarickal Oommen, a Covenant Health neurologist, and co-medical director of ...

16 Years of Generosity
12.12.2016

For the 16 th consecutive year, the Callaway family from Dexter, N.M. delivered new toys to Covenant Children’s. The Callaway family became part of the Covenant Children’s family when their daughter Lindsey was diagnosed with a malignant ...

Preventing SIDS
02.07.2018

Shannon Bates, nurse manager in Covenant Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) shares with us an update on SIDS. “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is a situation where an infant has an unsafe sleep environment that becomes ...

Birth Defect Prevention
01.15.2018

In about 2-4 percent of all live births there will be a congenital malformation or a birth defect. A defect is considered any structural anomaly deviating from normal development. Some of them are as minor as an ear tag or an extra finger; and some ...

Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center Offers Latest Technology, Mobile Services
10.13.2017

Availability of screenings gives women fewer excuses to not be checked.​ “We just want to encourage women to get in there and get your mammogram done,” says Lindsey Kennelly, manager of Covenant’s Arrington Comprehensive Breast ...

Birth Defects Prevention Month
01.19.2017

According to Dr. Kevin Worley, one of Covenant Health ’s maternal-fetal medicine experts, about 3 percent of all births have some type of birth defect, which makes them fairly common when you take them in aggregate. Worley says cardiac defects ...

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