What makes a Children’s Hospital?
Sick or injured kids require special care.
As Lubbock's first and only licensed freestanding Children’s
Hospital, we provide medical and surgical care for children—and
only children. When your child is a patient here, he or she will be treated by specialists
who have dedicated their careers to learning about the diseases of children
and caring for children.
Not every "Children's Hospital" is a true Children’s
Hospital–even if a hospital has a pediatric service. We are Lubbock, the Panhandle Plains, and the Eastern New Mexico region's,
only hospital licensed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) as a Children's Hospital.
Many hospitals that claim to be Children's Hospitals are not licensed
Children's Hospitals - they merely offer a smattering of pediatric services within a larger
adult-focused hospital. Hospitals specifically licensed as Children's
Hospitals have to have governance, operational leadership, and ancillary
services that are unique to the children's hospital, ensuring that
resources aren't prioritized to adult services. For example, we prioritize
Board-ceritifed pediatric specialists - who have undergone years of kid-specific
training - whereas adult focused facilities often are not willing to make
the same investments in quality, kid-focused, providers. What being a
licensed freestanding Children's Hospital really means is that we
live and breath children's services all day, every day. We don't
just dabble in it.
Our Children's Hospital gives your child access to just about every
pediatric specialty that they might need, for any type of injury or illness,
under one roof. And our staff has the pediatric-specific training, experience,
and equipment to care for your child and their special needs.
For more on what separates us from adult-centric hospitals, see
What Makes Covenant Children's Unique.
About Covenant Children’s Hospital
At Covenant Children’s, we’re committed to making our communities
as healthy as possible. We strive to strengthen the body, mind and spirit
of every patient that enters our facility. Our team of talented caregivers
aim to create sacred encounters and provide excellent care in every interaction.
Covenant Children’s Mission
The mission of Covenant Children’s is to extend Christian ministry
by caring for the whole person – body, mind and spirit – by
working with others to improve health and quality of life in our communities.
We believe that every interaction—whether it involves Covenant staff,
our patients, or their families—is a sacred encounter. We believe
that the communities we serve should the healthiest possible, and we are
committed doing all we can to realize that goal.
Covenant Children’s History
Covenant Children’s is part of Covenant Health, which has served
West Texas and eastern New Mexico for nearly 100 years. We are also the
only licensed freestanding children's hospital in Lubbock and the
Covenant Children’s has evolved and grown over the years. The facility
that began as St. Mary’s Hospital was later renamed Covenant Medical
Center – Lakeside, and as of 2017 was converted to the freestanding
children's hospital - Covenant Children’s Hospital - that it is today.
We've grown from a 73 bed facility to having 275 licensed beds. Our
team of talented caregivers have made Covenant Children’s the market
leading pediatric medical facility in the region.
Family Advisory Council
Our Family Advisory Council is made up of former patients, their family
members, and staff. It exists to ensure our high-quality care meets the
specific needs of those we serve. This council meets regularly to initiate
and carry out improvements in patient care, outreach, and other hospital
functions. If you are interested in learning more aobut, or participating
in, the Family Advisory Council, please contact Christine Neugebauer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 725-6756.
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