News Releases

January 30, 2018

Covenant Care Launches New Wish Granting Website

In celebration of their 35th year of service, Covenant Care is excited to launch its new wish granting website,  The new website allows donors to grant the final wishes of individual Covenant Care hospice patients.   The online database helps connect a hospice patient with a “Wish Grantor” who grants the individual’s wish or experience.  Wishes range from $25 […]
November 9, 2017

The Residence Hires Executive Chef

Covenant Care welcomes an unusual addition to its team of clinicians and professional support staff. The post-acute care provider, well known in Northwest Florida for providing hospice, home health and Alzheimer’s care, now has hired its first professional chef. Michael Gordy, the culinary expert who has worked on movie sets and cooked for famous actors, is the now the Executive […]
October 30, 2017

Social Media Campaign to Raise Awareness for Hospice Care

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness. Here locally, Covenant Care will be conducting a social media campaign called “Hospice Is.” Covenant staff, volunteers and community members will be asked to complete that sentence, sharing what […]
October 24, 2017

Camp Connect Tallahassee

Saturday, October 28th, Covenant Care is hosting Camp Connect. Camp Connect is a one day camp for grieving children (ages 6-16) who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Children will have the opportunity to participate in healing activities such as art, games, and sharing. Camp Connect is for kids ages 6-16, and meals and snacks will be […]
October 23, 2017

National Pastoral Care Week

Pastoral Care Week is from October 22-28, 2017.   Organizations and institutions throughout the world will recognize the spiritual needs of those we serve and the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities. Chaplains, pastoral care counselors, educators and care providers will share in this year’s theme, “Hospitality: Cultivating Inclusion.”   Pastoral/spiritual care is important […]
October 17, 2017

WEAR-TV Health Watch Covers New Inpatient Unit in Pensacola

October 17, 2017

Covenant Care to Host Voices of Grief Event

Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 –The Tallahassee Area Threshold Choir is partnering with Covenant Care and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee to offer an evening to address the issue of grief. Have you ever been with a friend who has just lost someone dear, or is experiencing a challenging health crisis, and yet apologizes to you for their tears? […]
October 16, 2017

Pen Air Federal Credit Union Generously Donates to Covenant Care’s Alzheimer’s Programs

Century, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017– Pen Air’s Jeans for Generosity Program gave to Covenant Care’s Memory Care this past Friday. Pen Air’s employees vote on which charity is chosen for the donation; they pay to wear jeans and then Pen Air Federal Credit Union matches the funds raised. Thanks to the compassionate support of donors like Pen Air, 85% of […]
October 1, 2017

Covenant Care Innovates Memory Care Center with Planned Research Hub and Residential

Pensacola, Fla., Oct. 1, 2017 – Covenant Care announced today an exciting new innovation in memory care with plans to open The Residence, a Memory Care Center at the Joyce Goldenberg Campus in Northeast Pensacola. Covenant has partnered with expert leaders in memory and dementia care to develop the best in programming, and to assist in the design of The […]
September 18, 2017

Peaden Air Conditioning Comforts

This article originally appeared in the Panama City News Herald on September 10th 2017. Fred Carter, a cardiac patient of Covenant Care, and his wife, Patsy, both suffered from recent cadiac events and were under doctor’s orders to avoid any added stress. Unfortunately, their air conditioning unit doesn’t follow doctor’s orders and stopped working.  Janie Turner, a social worker for […]
June 28, 2017

Hospice harpist plays to help bring life to patients (WEAR-TV)

AA WEAR) — Patty Harrington has a gift that was inspired by one of her own students. “I’m a retired teacher; and my fifth graders, one of them brought in her harp one day to play something for her French class. I sat there and I watched her and I said, ‘If she can do that, I can do that.'” she […]
June 19, 2017

Life’s A Dance Recap

PENSACOLA, FL, June 19, 2017 – The 9th Annual Life’s a Dance, presented by the Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio and Beggs & Lane, was on Friday, June 16 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. It was a star-studded evening of dance featuring local celebrities and cast members from ABC’s hit television series Dancing with the Stars, including Tony Dovolani, Chelsie […]
June 13, 2017

Aaron West selected as VP Foundation for Covenant Care

June 1, 2017

Covenant Care Innovates Memory Care with Planned Research Hub & Residential Center

Pensacola, FL– Covenant Care announced today an exciting new innovation in memory care with plans to open The Residence, a Memory Care Center at the Joyce Goldenberg Campus in Northeast Pensacola. Covenant has partnered with expert leaders in memory and dementia care to develop the best in programming, and to assist in the design of The Residence.  Every aspect of […]
May 28, 2017

Covenant Care to Host “Caregiver Night Out” at Blue Wahoos

Pensacola, Fla., June 28, 2017 – Covenant Care knows that for many, the challenges of caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member are simply a part of daily life. For that reason, Covenant Care is hosting Caregiver Night Out on Friday, July 28 at Blue Wahoo Stadium.  Those currently serving as a caregiver to a loved one […]
May 11, 2017

Covenant Care Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient

Pensacola, Fla., May 11, 2017 — Covenant Care has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the […]
May 10, 2017


PENSACOLA, FL, May 3, 2017 – Back by popular demand, the 9th Annual Life’s a Dance presented by the Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio is slated for 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 16 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. This star-studded evening of dance will feature local celebrities and cast members from ABC’s hit television series Dancing with the Stars, including Tony […]
May 6, 2017

A Tribute to Our Nurses: National Nurses’ Week

A grateful family member sent this note of gratitude to a special hospice nurse, who she calls an “angel of mercy.”  This is a fitting tribute to all our amazing nurses who put heart and soul into caring for our patients. “ … The family made the incredibly painful decision to remove [the patient] from life support and take her […]
May 3, 2017

Covenant Care Announces Medical Director for Panama City Area

Panama City, Fla., May 3, 2017 — Covenant Care is pleased to announce that Saul Rodriguez, MD, is serving in the role of Medical Director of its Panama City region. Covenant Care is a local, non-profit provider of post-acute healthcare options, including hospice, home health, palliative and Alzheimer’s care, in 34 counties across Northwest Florida and South Alabama. In his role […]
January 6, 2017

Covenant Care Seeks Individuals to Join New Patient and Family Advisory Council

Covenant Care is seeking individuals who are interested in participating on its new Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).  The goal of this council is to improve the patient/family experience through collaboration between those who have experienced hospice and the hospice care team. The new PFAC will allow members to positively influence patient care at Covenant, to network with other […]
December 21, 2016

Santa Volunteer Brings Happiness to Covenant Care Patients

Whether you are young or old the sight of Santa coming to visit brightens the day of everyone and is guaranteed to spread a little holiday cheer. Covenant Care volunteer Bobby Williams has spent the last two years donning the ever so familiar red suit and bellowing the infamous ho ho ho through the halls and homes of Covenant Care […]
December 16, 2016

Tree Decorating Competition Spreads Holiday Cheer to Covenant Care Patients

Covenant Care patients are enjoying the holidays with their own Christmas trees this year thanks to the generous donation by North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview. These 18 table-top trees are decorated in a holiday competition between departments at the North Okaloosa Medical Center, each department aiming for the grand prize, but each knowing these trees will serve a higher […]
December 2, 2016

Holiday Shopping for a Great Cause

The Gem Winter Sale – December 9-11 Complete your holiday shopping and support Covenant Care at The Gem’s winter sale on December 9-11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day at 1901 North Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida. The Gem boutique has been transformed into a winter wonderland for all your holiday shopping needs. The Gem features a large […]
November 22, 2016

The Gem Joins #GivingTuesday Movement to Support Covenant Care Patients and Families

The Gem has joined the #GivingTuesday movement to bring in donations and volunteers to help support Covenant Care patients and families. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. At a time of year where our thankfulness can often be overshadowed by […]