Penrose on HealthGrades’ top hospital list again

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been named one of the nation’s 50 top hospitals – the only hospital in Colorado to receive the award from Healthgrades.

Penrose-st.-francisIt’s the sixth year for the award, which is based on clinical performance during a seven year period. It places Penrose in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide, out of nearly 4,500 evaluated.

“More and more consumers are turning to the internet to research hospitals and physicians,” said Penrose CEO Margaret Sabin. “Recognition like this one that evaluate and publicly report outcomes really demonstrate the superior care provided by our team of world-class physicians, associates and volunteers.”

According to Healthgrades, if all hospitals lowered their mortality rates to the level of Penrose-St. Francis – and the other 49 distinguished members of this group – 150,063 lives could have potentially been saved nationwide between 2009 and 2011.

“Hospitals earn this distinction by providing better than expected outcomes across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures and maintaining these superior results over an extended period of time,” said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy. “As such, by selecting a hospital on the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospital list, consumers can expect a commitment to exceptional quality and clinical care that is amongst the best in the nation.”