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Both hospitals in Colorado Springs have been accredited by a national organization for breast care. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and Memorial Health System received full, three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This is Memorial’s first year to be recognized for the program,… Continue Reading Memorial, Penrose breast centers receive accreditation

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Congressional District 5, which includes all of El Paso County, has 13 hospitals and a direct revenue of $1.1 billion. That’s according to a new report from the Colorado Hospital Association, which examined the total economic impact of the state’s hospitals. The association is trying to stem health care cuts in Congress. The total output… Continue Reading Hospitals responsible for 2 percent of economic output

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Penrose earns HealthGrades accolades

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HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings organization, named Penrose-St. Francis Health Services among the top 10 percent in the nation for its cardiac care, orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary care, vascular and gastrointestinal medical treatments. The nation’s 5,000 hospitals were included in the study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates form government data from 2008, 2009,… Continue Reading Penrose earns HealthGrades accolades

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Penrose surgery group ranked above average

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Penrose-St. Francis Health System received a three-star rating for heart bypass surgery from Consumer Reports magazine. The ranking puts it above the national average. The cardiothoracic surgery division is the only group in southern Colorado to achieve the distinction, which is highlighted in the September edition of the magazine. It was one of only 81… Continue Reading Penrose surgery group ranked above average

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Penrose earns stroke certification from TJC

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was certified as an advanced primary stroke center by The Joint Commission, the main accrediting body for hospitals in the nation. The certification follows an on-site review last May and recognizes the hospital’s cohesive approach to foster better outcomes for stroke patients, said Margaret Sabin, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis.… Continue Reading Penrose earns stroke certification from TJC

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for women’s health for the third consecutive year. HealthGrades released the ranking, making Penrose the only hospital in the state to achieve the milestone. The findings are based on an analysis of more than 5 million Medicare patient records from 2007… Continue Reading HealthGrades names Penrose among top women’s service hospital

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Penrose awarded for emergency medicine

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been named among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for emergency medicine by HealthGrades. The award, which was given to both Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, recognizes the top 268 hospitals with superior outcomes. It’s the second year the two received the award. The findings… Continue Reading Penrose awarded for emergency medicine

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will open its newest urgent-care facility in Cripple Creek on April 4. The clinic will provide walk-in services at 1101 Teller County Road 1. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and have an on-site registered nurse and nurse practitioner. X-ray services, physicals, same-day lab… Continue Reading Penrose to open Cripple Creek urgent care clinic

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Penrose wins HealthGrades Top 50 award

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named one of the top 50 hospitals by national nonprofit HealthGrades. It is the only hospital in Colorado to earn the distinction, which were gathered from risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that rank them in the top 5 percent of the nation. The rankings represent the top 1 percent of… Continue Reading Penrose wins HealthGrades Top 50 award

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Technology at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is helping Jill Wirthlin regain her life one step at a time. Wirthlin, a mother of four children under the age of 7, suffered a major heart attack and subsequent brain damage just before Thanksgiving. Doctors kept her in a medically induced coma for three weeks, and a few days… Continue Reading Tech, toys helping rehabilitation patients in recovery

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