What Great(ER) Is Made Of
Being ‘Great(ER)’ means providing exceptional care to the communities we serve – an opportunity our associates, medical staff, volunteers, and Auxilians enjoy each and every day. In keeping with our commitment to community, Covenant Medical Center now seeks to build a new Emergency Services Department (ER), an expansion that will respond to the growing needs of our community as well as provide place that patients and families can receive the treatment they need.
This initiative also creates an imprint in our history, as the Covenant Foundation embarks on a Capital Campaign to help make this vision, a reality. So we ask you to please join us in this initiative for not only our hospital, but for a Great(ER) community, and together we can transform this vision into a reality.
A New Emergency Department has many benefits:
Improved Access – the Emergency Department is the front door of a hospital, and this project will move the front door to the front – from St. Francis Drive to the West Ninth Street side of the campus making it easier to find, providing easier patient drop off and additional parking, which are critical components of an overall quality experience.
Patient Privacy – by eliminating ‘hallway rooms’, and creating more patient rooms, those coming to Covenant Medical Center for their emergency health care needs can be confident that their care will be delivered the way it should be, in private.
Level III Trauma Support – being an Area Level III Trauma Center and AirCare™, Covenant Medical Center needs to be ready with the facilities, equipment and people to take on the most serious of emergencies. Modernized trauma rooms will better accommodate physicians and other health professionals working together with technology when lives are on the line.
Speed to Care – in a new emergency department, fewer waiting rooms and more patient rooms will support two goals, to speed the time to treatment for patients and accommodate those concerned family and friends who are part of our patient centered care model and need to be by the bedside.
Mental Health – among the patients seeking emergency department care every day, at every emergency department, are those seeking behavioral health services. Accommodating the unique needs of these patients and their care providers is a primary goal of this project that will balance those needs through flexible room design, advanced monitoring and safety features.
Expecting the Unexpected – from natural disaster to pandemic, an emergency department is on the front line for its community in times of crises. This new facility will consider the modern realities of ‘what if’ and, using smart design; allow flexible functionality that plans for the worst without sacrificing efficient, patient centered day to day operations.
By giving to the Unrestricted Fund, you help the Foundation to meet emerging needs (e.g. equipment for new practices or programs) as they arise at Covenant Medical Center. By making an Unrestricted gift, you give the Foundation Board of Trustees the ability to place donor dollars where they are most needed, when they are most needed.
It is often a unique or life-changing experience within a specific department at the hospital that leads a person to make a gift of support. Through the Departmental Support option, donors are encouraged to put their gift where it matters the most to them.
Associate Educational Endowment:
While medical techniques continue to evolve and medical equipment becomes more and more sophisticated, it is imperative to have medical personal educated and trained on the latest in medical procedures and technologies. By giving to the Associate Education Endowment you help to establish a new fund to benefit continuing education for Covenant associates, so they can continue to hone their medical skills.
‘Great(ER)’ is healing in a family focused environment.