Penrose earns HealthGrades accolades

HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings organization, named Penrose-St. Francis Health Services among the top 10 percent in the nation for its cardiac care, orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary care, vascular and gastrointestinal medical treatments.

The nation’s 5,000 hospitals were included in the study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates form government data from 2008, 2009, 2010. American households are now the second largest payer of health care services, second only to the federal government, and are outspending private businesses, according to HealthGrades.

That means consumers are paying more attention to hospital quality, said Margaret Sabin, CEO at Penrose.

Penrose has earned the HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals award since 2008.

Other awards include:

Cardiac

Ranked Among the Top 10 in CO for Overall Cardiac Services for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012) (Ranked 7 in 2012)

Ranked Among the Top 10 in CO for Cardiology Services for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012) (Ranked 7 in 2012)

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)

Orthopedic

Recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Ranked #3 in CO for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2012

Ranked #2 in CO for Joint Replacement in 2012

Ranked #2 in CO for Spine Surgery in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Spine Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)

Neurosciences

Ranked #5 in CO for Neurosciences in 2012

Ranked #3 in CO for Neurosurgery in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Neurosurgery in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke for 7 Years in a Row (2006-2012)

Pulmonary

Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)

Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Overall Pulmonary Services for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pneumonia for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)

Vascular

Ranked #1 in CO for Vascular Surgery in 2012

Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Vascular Surgery in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Carotid Surgery in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2012

Gastrointestinal

Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ in 2012

Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2012

Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2012

Ranked #3 in CO for GI Services in 2012

Ranked #4 in CO for General Surgery in 2012

Ranked #4 in CO for GI Medical Treatment in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 9 Years in a Row (2004-2012)

Critical Care

Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)

Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)

Ranked #3 in CO for Critical Care in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Overall Critical Care for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row (2004-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)