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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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In an uncertain health care environment, industry experts are sure about one forecast: An aging population will impact services, providers and payers like never before. But exactly how much it will stress the industry — and in what ways — is still unknown, those same experts say. Health care groups already are struggling to create… Continue Reading Aging population stresses many health care services

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Penrose earns another Healthgrades distinction

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has received another accolade from Healthgrades, a Colorado-based company that compiles information about hospitals based on Medicare records and awards those who have the best outcomes. The latest award for Penrose is a designation as America’s 100 best hospitals in orthopedic surgery and critical care.   The findings are part of… Continue Reading Penrose earns another Healthgrades distinction

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Penrose receives smoking cessation grant

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services received a three-year grant worth more than $500,000 for its smoking cessation efforts. The Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Program Review Committee and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment awarded the money to the hospitals to help create smoking cessation programs for patients. The hospital already has a program… Continue Reading Penrose receives smoking cessation grant

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is the only hospital in Colorado to make the Becker’s Hospital Review top 100 Great Community Hospitals.   It’s the second time Penrose won the award. Becker’s editorial team analyzed and reviewed data from iVantage, Health Analytics, HealthGrades, American Nurses Credentialing Center and Thomson Reuters to identify the top hospitals.  … Continue Reading Penrose named to top 100 community hospitals

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is among the top 5 percent in the nation for excellence in women’s healthcare, according to a new study by Healthgrades.   The study evaluated 16 women’s medicine, cardiovascular, and bone and joint health treatments during 2008, 2009 and 2010, using data from the federal Medicare program. It’s the only hospital… Continue Reading Penrose wins Healthgrades award for women’s medicine

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Centura Health has signed a letter of intent to explore a partnership with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. The collaboration will begin at St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs, at the corner of Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard. it will eventually cover all 13 Centura hospitals. The agreement is merely to explore options for… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children agrees to St. Francis partnership

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