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CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

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

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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Local hospital charges not easy to analyze

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Charges for procedures at Colorado’s hospitals vary wildly across the state — and even within cities. And no one really can explain why. What health care experts and consumer advocates do know: Some hospitals charge vastly more money for the same procedures, and it’s not necessarily the smaller, independently run hospitals that are more expensive.… Continue Reading Local hospital charges not easy to analyze

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No Colorado Springs hospital earned an A in patient safety, according to the latest information from the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit group of employer purchasers of health care. Penrose-St. Francis earned a B for both its campuses, and Memorial Hospital earned a C, according to the grades assigned – based on infections, injuries,… Continue Reading Springs hospitals miss A grade for patient safety

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Penrose on HealthGrades’ top hospital list again

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. It’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,… Continue Reading Penrose on HealthGrades’ top hospital list again

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