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D-11 partners with Penrose

D-11 partners with Penrose

According to a news release sent by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, an ongoing health and wellness partnership with the health system “resulted in astounding savings of approximately $1.9 million for Colorado Springs School District 11 in 2014.” That data came from the district’s most recent health management overview, the release stated. In 2012, BEST Health Plan… Continue Reading D-11 partners with Penrose

Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced Jan. 20 that it received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Penrose-St. Francis in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. “Today, consumers are… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

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Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

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In an effort to remain competitive in today’s health care marketplace, Centura Health, including Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, has implemented the first stage of a cost-reduction strategy for some of its services. According to Danny Reeves, chief financial officer for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and South State Operating Group, the first stage includes “a multi-year… Continue Reading Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

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CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal will recognize the city’s healthiest CEO, as well as businesses that encourage a healthy workforce, at a downtown gathering Sept. 25 at the Gold Room. The 6035 Lifestyle-Healthiest Employer Health Expo will start at 10 a.m. and be followed by the awards luncheon at noon. Last month, CSBJ asked for… Continue Reading CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

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Penrose named one of the 50 best in nation

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named an America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ by Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This is the seventh year in a row Penrose-St. Francis has achieved the distinction. The hospital is in the top 1 percent nationwide and one of only 15 hospitals in the… Continue Reading Penrose named one of the 50 best in nation

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Penrose, RTA, GE Johnson earn Vista award for design

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, RTA Architects and GE Johnson Construction Company received the American Society of Healthcare Engineering 2014 Vista Award for the team’s renovation of the emergency department at Penrose Hospital. The Vista award will be presented in March at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction. The award… Continue Reading Penrose, RTA, GE Johnson earn Vista award for design

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Penrose, YMCA partner for village project

By this time next year, the Tri-Lakes YMCA in north El Paso County will have a new addition and an expanded purpose. Thanks to a partnership between the Y, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and Wisconsin-based Boldt Company, a 50,000-square foot addition to the Tri-Lakes YMCA will include both urgent care and primary care offices, as… Continue Reading Penrose, YMCA partner for village project

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

Nearly a year after voters approved leasing Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health, followed by months of new hires and additional equipment, the hospital announced its biggest project yet. Memorial will seek Level One trauma certification, a designation given only to four hospitals in the state so far, none of them outside Denver.… Continue Reading Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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Finding a new way

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Finding a new way

Nursing shortage leads to creative local solutions Fewer nurses are working longer hours and caring for more patients — thanks to a combination of tight hospital budgets and an aging workforce. And in Colorado, the problem is nearly twice as acute as in the rest of the nation. Colorado health care experts say there is… Continue Reading Finding a new way

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The awards keep rolling in for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. In addition to winning Healthgrades’ top 50 hospitals nationwide, the hospital’s St. Francis Medical Center, located at the corner of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard, was named a “100 Great Community Hospital” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Recipients of the award have fewer than 550 beds… Continue Reading St. Francis wins Becker “top 100″ award

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