Nurse cares for a elderly woman lying in bed

History of Covenant Care

1982

Certificate of Need issued by the State of Florida, establishing a hospice program in District 1 and Sub-district 2a

1983

Florida officials issued a license to begin operation as a freestanding hospice in Pensacola

1984

First patients are admitted

1984

Organization is certified as a Medicare provider

1986

Organization is certified as a Medicaid provider
1990's

1992

The Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence opened in Pensacola, Florida, the first facility of its kind in the region

1998

Hospice of Northwest Florida became the only freestanding, unaffiliated hospice in northern Florida to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
2000's

2000

Hospice of Northwest Florida, Inc. rebranded as Covenant Hospice, Inc. to better reflect the current service area of Florida and Alabama

2004

Became the first hospice in the nation to admit a child into the national demonstration project Partners in Care-Together for Kids

2005

Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida opened

2006

Alzheimer’s Family Services, Inc. became an affiliate of Covenant Hospice

2007

Received Circle of Life Award from American Hospital Association for making great strides in palliative and end-of-life care

2008

Completed expansion of the Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence
2010's

2011

Partnered with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for the We Honor Veterans program, achieving Level 1 and Level 2 status

2012

Achieved We Honor Veterans Level 3 and 4 status

2012

Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center at Bay Medical Center – Sacred Heart Health System opened in Panama City, Florida

2013

Covenant Hospice celebrated 30 years of service, having cared for 81,273 patients during that time
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