Covenant Health System is a member of St. Joseph Health System, one
of the most successful not-for-profit health systems in the United
States. It was founded in 1998 through the merger of two of Lubbock's
most venerable heath care facilities, St. Mary of the Plains Hospital
and Lubbock Methodist Hospital System.
St. Mary Hospital was founded in 1937 as the 10-bed Plains Hospital
and Clinic, becoming St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in 1939, when the
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, California, purchased the facility.
Today, St. Mary of the Plains Hospital is known as Covenant Medical
The facility now known as Covenant Medical
Center began as the 25-bed Lubbock Sanitarium in 1918. The facility
became known as Lubbock General Hospital in 1941, then Lubbock Memorial
Hospital in 1945. In 1954, it became Methodist Hospital.
extend Christian ministry by caring for the whole person?body, mind and
spirit?and by working with others to improve health and quality of life
in our communities.
believe that to put our mission into practice we must provide the best
possible care to all our patients. That means following proven,
standardized practices throughout the system, focusing on
evidence-based medicine and tracking and reporting outcomes. We work to
nurture a culture of safety and expect to rank at the top of our class