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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Memorial Health System and Kaiser Permanente are each contributing $3,579 to the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce in payment for its wellness program victories. All 20 chamber employees completed a three-month program in which they were screened for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, body mass index and smoking. They were offered on-site personalized… Continue Reading Chamber staff sheds pounds, gains dollars with wellness program

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has reopened both the St. Francis Health Center at 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., and its administrative support center at 2020 N. Cascade Ave., following water sprinkler main breaks during sub-zero temperatures over the weekend. Eleven patients in the Penrose-St. Francis in-patient behavioral health unit were taken to Penrose Hospital. Seven… Continue Reading St. Francis Health Center reopens after water main break

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Penrose receives million-dollar cancer grant

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The Penrose-St. Francis Cancer Center received $1.5 million from the National Cancer Institute to continue its community cancer centers program. The NCI Community Cancer Centers Program is a nationwide pilot program in state-of-the-art cancer care. Penrose was one of the five hospitals originally selected in 2007. The program has now expanded to 30 cancer centers… Continue Reading Penrose receives million-dollar cancer grant

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Catholic Health Initiatives – the parent company of Penrose St. Francis Health Services – has signed a letter of intent to merge eight of its hospitals in Kentucky with other health care systems. Catholic Health will contribute $300 million in capital to the newly formed entity. CHI co-owns Centura Health and operates a dozen hospitals and seven… Continue Reading Catholic Health Initiatives to merge with Kentucky hospitals

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The trauma center at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was verified as a level II center by the American College of Surgeons. The ACS verification doesn’t certify trauma centers, but provides confirmation that the centers provide high-quality care. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is responsible for trauma center designations. Level II centers must… Continue Reading Penrose trauma center verified by American College of Surgeons

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for several of its specialty treatments. HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings organization, found that the hospital ranks high in orthopedics, pulmonary care, critical care services, general surgery, cardiac care, stroke care and gastrointestinal medical treatments. All 5,000 hospitals in the… Continue Reading Penrose ranks in top 10 nationwide for specialty treatments

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New surgical equipment paid for by donors

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services received several anonymous donations that allowed it to purchase a robotic-assisted surgical unit, the da Vinci S HD Surgical System. The system will complement the standard da Vinci system already in place at the hospital. Robotic assisted surgeries are less invasive because they require smaller incisions, less pain and trauma, as… Continue Reading New surgical equipment paid for by donors

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Free shots Friday at The Citadel

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Free adult vaccinations are available from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, through a partnership of local health care agencies. The vaccines include tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, whooping cough, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and a combination of A and B. The clinic is held at The Citadel mall, in conjunction with the El Paso County Department of… Continue Reading Free shots Friday at The Citadel

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The Colorado Hospital Association, along with seven hospitals, has filed a lawsuit against the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The suit contends that the public health department “seriously harmed hospitals’ procedural rights by failing to follow appropriate measures” when drafting new licensing regulations for hospitals and health facilities. The association is seeking to… Continue Reading Hospital association files suit against state health department

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Penrose receives cancer grants

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will receive part of a $10.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue the community cancer center program. The program is now a permanent initiative sponsored by the NCI, which is using $80 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand high-level research to a total of… Continue Reading Penrose receives cancer grants

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