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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has launched an investigation into missing patient information. The information included demographic and medical information for patients who visited the hospital during August and September. No full medical records were reported missing, and all the information came from the ultrasound department. The hospital system has also notified the Colorado Springs Police… Continue Reading Penrose investigates missing patient files

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Memorial Health System will not offer flu or H1N1 vaccinations this year. “We think there are so many other places to get flu shots – even at Walgreens,” said spokesman Chris Valentine. “We decided last year that resources were not being adequately used in a flu shot clinic – and that they could be better used elsewhere.”… Continue Reading Memorial won’t, but Penrose will, offer flu shots

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Penrose St. Francis Health Services received the women’s health excellence award from HealthGrades. Hospitals that receive the award rank among the top 5 percent of all hospitals nationwide for providing care to women in areas involving heart attacks, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, cardiovascular procedures and bone and joint health. In… Continue Reading Penrose awarded for excellence in women’s health

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Colorado Springs hospitals are working together to prevent the spread of H1N1 swine flu.

Both Penrose-St Francis Health Services and Memorial Health System have agreed on visitor protocols to prevent the flu. People with weak immune systems, women who are pregnant, children younger than 12 or anyone with a fever, cough or sore throat should not visit patients at either hospital.

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