Penrose sells community hospital to Peak Vista

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will sell the former Penrose Community Hospital at 3205 N. Academy Blvd. to Peak Vista Community Health Centers.

Peak Vista received a $1.5 million discount on the fair market value of the building, as part of a capital donation from Penrose.

“The addition of this new property allows us a wonderful opportunity to serve more people for primary outpatient care in the Pikes Peak Region.” said Pam McManus, President and CEO of Peak Vista. “We are extremely thankful for our partnership with Penrose-St. Francis as our missions align to provide exceptional care for people facing access barriers in our community.”

This facility was closed in 2008 when Penrose-St. Francis moved all inpatient services to the new St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Rd. and Powers Blvd. Penrose-St. Francis continued to operate Penrose Community Urgent Care and other outpatient services in the building and those will remain open.

“We’ve been talking a lot lately about community partnerships to enhance health care in Colorado Springs,” said Margaret Sabin, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “This is just one more example of how we are joining forces with another healthcare provider to continue our mission of improving the health of our community.”