This year at Covenant, we chose to embrace March Madness by creating a ‘Covenant Tourney Pick ’em Bracket’ where 100% of the proceeds would be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance…
Announcing Our Latest Partnership: Teaneck Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center
We are excited to announce a new partnership for Covenant with the physicians and staff of Teaneck Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center in Teaneck, NJ
We will not only be partnering with Drs. Paltrowitz, Schmidt, Micale, Palance, and Rigoglioso in their endoscopy center, but also in their related anesthesia service.
We look forward to working with this group to meet their specific needs as well as those of the staff and the community of Bergen County. These are tremendous physicians whom we believe will be assets and partners in the truest sense of those words.
Heartland Clinic, Valley View Anesthesia, Regional Surgery Center, and Valley Labs: New Partnerships in Moline, IL
We are excited to announce our latest partnerships in Moline, Illinois. In keeping with the theme of partnering with physicians in their entire enterprise, we will be partners there in:
- Heartland Clinic, a primarily gastroenterology-focused practice founded by Dr. Rao Movva and currently led by Dr. Arvind Movva
- Regional Surgery Center
- Valley View Anesthesia
- Valley Labs
By partnering with these physicians in the entire continuum of care, we believe we will be able to focus our resources more specifically to meet the needs not only of our fourteen new physician partners, but also the staff and Quad Cities community as a whole.
The physicians there are leaders in their respective fields and are known throughout the country for the type of quality care they provide to their patients.
New Partnership: Gastroenterology East and Endoscopy Center – Greenville, NC
We are excited to announce our latest partnership with Gastroenterology East & Endoscopy Center in Greenville, North Carolina.
We are very fortunate to be partnering with the two physicians and staff in their endoscopy center as well as their practice and related ancillaries. Drs. Cole and Iroku have tremendous reputations in their community, and we look forward to growing with them as we move forward.
This is our first, of what we hope to be many, ventures in the state of North Carolina.
Wilshire Endoscopy Center and Virgil Endoscopy Center in Los Angeles
We are excited to announce new partnerships with two related endoscopy centers, Wilshire Endoscopy Center and Virgil Endoscopy Center, in downtown Los Angeles, California.
Covenant has always had a strong GI presence in California, and these two centers will only help further our presence in Southern California.
The three physicians and staff will be tremendous additions to the Covenant family, and we look forward to working with them in their centers and related ancillaries for years to come.
Partnership With Center for Advanced Gastroenterology – Maitland, FL
Our newest partnership is actually a continuation of our current partnership with our physicians in Maitland, Florida. Since partnering with these physicians in their endoscopy center in 2009 (MNH GI Surgical Center), their center has been one of our strongest performers.
We have now taken the next step and partnered with the physicians in their practice (Center for Advanced GI).By partnering in the practice, our goals are truly aligned, and we are in a better position to coordinate resources, improve efficiencies, drive growth, and achieve the highest level of patient and physician partner satisfaction.
Covenant Surgical Partners names new Chief Executive Officer
Covenant Surgical Partners, one of the country’s leading physician services providers, announced today that Lew Little, Jr. has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Lew has an extensive background in building healthcare services companies, including 11 years as CEO of Harden Healthcare, LLC. Prior to the sale of its businesses to Gentiva (2013) and Senior Care Centers (2015) Harden owned and operated senior care facilities in addition to providing related, ancillary health services including therapy, community health, home health and hospice. Under Lew’s leadership, Harden grew from a six-location, single-state skilled nursing home business to more than 200 facilities in 13 states and a “continuum of care” model generating revenues exceeding $800 million annually. During his impressive tenure at Harden, Lew built a multi-disciplined healthcare services company both organically and via acquisition – while developing and maintaining a strong operating and clinical culture. Mr. Little is actively involved as a board member and/or investor in several growing healthcare businesses including Franklin, TN-based Results Physiotherapy.
Keith Pennell, Managing Partner of DFW Capital Partners and Chairman of Covenant, said:
“Lew is joining Covenant at an exciting time in our development, as the company continues to rapidly expand its ASC and ancillary services footprint in the Gastroenterology and Ophthalmology markets. Covenant’s focus on building physician partnerships and a sustainable corporate platform to support future growth fits very well with Lew’s background and skill-set.”
Lew Little, Jr. further commented:
“I am delighted to begin my tenure with Covenant and help usher in yet another wave of growth and development for the company. Covenant, its Board of Directors, its leadership team and its employees share my vision and focus for a culture of clinical excellence, operating accountability and strategic growth. I look forward to working closely with all of the company’s stakeholders to continue Covenant’s growth trajectory and the creation of significant future value.”
Covenant also extends its sincere gratitude to Rick Jacques, Covenant’s founder and outgoing CEO. Since its founding in 2008, Rick’s vision for an integrated ASC / ancillary services platform and his tenacious business development drive has been fulfilled in Covenant’s current footprint. Covenant now operates 33 ASCs in 16 states, 18 anesthesia entities and a state-of-the-art integrated pathology lab business with operations in Tennessee and California. Covenant is well-positioned to accelerate its growth into related services that can bring value to its physician partners. Rick will continue to be an advisor to and major shareholder of Covenant.
Covenant Surgical Partners is excited to announce our latest partnership with The Villages Endoscopy & Surgical Center in Summerfield, FL. This latest partnership further expands Covenant’s presence in the Florida market and GI space. Whit Polley, Chief Development Officer for Covenant, commented on the acquisition, “We are excited about our partnership with The Villages Endoscopy & Surgical Center as both the center and physicians have excellent reputations. Together, we should be able to grow going forward while continuing to provide quality care to members of the community.”
Covenant Surgical Partners is excited to announce the latest CSP partnerships, Coastal Eye Care and Coastal Eye Surgery Center in Ellsworth, Maine. This latest partnership further demonstrates Covenant’s commitment not only to the ophthalmology space but also its ability to partner with the physicians in both their practice as well as their surgery center. According to Whit Polley, Chief Development Officer for Covenant Surgical Partners, “This partnership is an outstanding way to close out the first quarter of 2016. We are excited about our growth in ophthalmology and ophthalmology practice management and look forward to more successes throughout the rest of 2016.”
Currently we have 3 centers (Atherton, MNH & Gateway) participating in the endoscopy-focused cohort study funded by AHRQ. MNH was featured in the March newsletter. There are many benefits to participating in the study including but not limited to benchmarking at a state, regional and national level, peer-to-peer sharing and learning, CEUs, access to new learning tools and videos and one-on-one mentoring by a Quality Improvement Advisor. Great job Scott and the staff at MNH! Over the past two years, Covenant has participated in 9 external studies.
- Covenant Employees Participate in March Madness Tourney – Donate Proceeds to Colon Cancer AllianceMay 8, 2017 - 4:22 pm
- New Partnership with Teaneck Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center in Teaneck, NJFebruary 16, 2017 - 4:07 pm
- Heartland Clinic, Valley View Anesthesia, Regional Surgery Center, and Valley Labs: Exciting New Partnerships in Moline, ILJanuary 30, 2017 - 3:26 pm
- New Partnership With Gastroenterology East and Endoscopy Center – Greenville, NCJanuary 10, 2017 - 2:43 pm
- Two New Partnerships: Wilshire Endoscopy Center and Virgil Endoscopy Center in Los Angeles, CADecember 30, 2016 - 2:12 pm