Covenant Receives Award Of Excellence While Some Doctors are Let Go - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/17/03

Covenant Receives Award Of Excellence While Some Doctors are Let Go

Covenant received an award Tuesday that places it in the top 5% of all acute care hospitals in the nation. The award was given to the hospital by HealthGrades Inc. Covenant is recognized for its overall clinical experience.

Tuesday, Covenant also announced it will not renew the contracts of at least 70 doctors. Most of the doctors practice in rural clinics across the South Plains. Covenant Spokesman Eddie Owens says the hospital is closing clinics in Post, Hereford, Abnernathy and South Hobbs.

With the closings, Owens says more doctors will be released from contracts by the end of the summer.

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