Side by side

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Both Memorial Hospital and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services offer uniform services as well as niche programs to the Colorado Springs and southern Colorado area. The list of like services is not all-inclusive.

Both hospitals also have formed partnerships with other health providers in the community to extend additional services throughout El Paso and Teller counties and southern Colorado. Both hospitals participate in community collaborations to address the health care needs of area residents. Both hospitals are expanding northeast to meet the needs of a growing county population. Both hospitals have received national awards and recognition annually. Both hospitals offer health and wellness programs to their employees.

Both hospitals were founded by religious groups, and both hospitals received financial support from two of the most notable men in the history of the Springs: Spencer Penrose and Gen. William Palmer.

Parallel Services:

Chronic disease management programs
Emergency and trauma
Helicopter transport
Intensive Care
Senior clinic
Sleep disorder programs
Urgent and after care programs
Wellness programs
Women’s health programs

Where they differ:

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services:
St. Francis Health Center offers psychiatric and chemical dependency inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. The facility also houses Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care central residence and administration offices.

The Penrose-St. Francis Center for Bariatric Surgery at Penrose Hospital was recently named an American Society for Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services recently launched an Atrial Fibrillation Center. Atrial fibrillation stems from irregular heart rhythms and is often associated with other heart conditions.

Memorial Hospital:
The 100-bed Colorado Springs Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital is one of only 250 designated children’s hospitals in the country, providing services for infants, children and teens. Memorial currently has the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in southern Colorado.

The Rocky Mountain Vascular Center at Memorial Hospital specializes in programs for persons with vascular disease.