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Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

Centura Health announced this week that 13 of its hospitals have been recognized by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics with its Stage 7 Award, making it the third largest health system nationally to have the most certified Stage 7 hospitals. Only 184 hospitals in the U.S. — approximately 3.2 percent — have completed all… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

Three Centura Health hospitals — Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Porter Adventist Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital — have been named to the 2014 top 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health care industry leaders. The hospitals and health systems featured on… Continue Reading Centura Health listed as having great orthopedic programs 

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St. Francis receives Level III trauma designation

St. Francis Medical Center has been designated a Level III trauma center by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The designation is effective Aug. 1. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. “Designation as a Level III trauma center allows SFMC to provide additional resources and… Continue Reading St. Francis receives Level III trauma designation

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Penrose opens new joint and spine center

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Penrose opens new joint and spine center

Penrose-St. Francis opened its new Total Joint and Spine Center at St. Francis Medical Center Tuesday. The new patient care area is located on the sixth floor of St. Francis Medical Center at 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. The Total Joint and Spine Center features 33 private rooms. It has service for hip, knee, shoulder replacement and… Continue Reading Penrose opens new joint and spine center

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Penrose-St. Francis achieves top Healthgrades honor

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The recognition distinguishes Penrose-St. Francis as a top-performing hospital in women’s health. Penrose-St. Francis is one of 178 hospitals recognized nationally for their outcomes for care provided to women for… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis achieves top Healthgrades honor

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‘Skyfall’ exercise aimed to push systems to limits

Forty-six agencies from in and around the Colorado Springs area took part in the community-wide “Skyfall’’ exercise May 9, which simulated a plane crash with mass casualties. The exercise, which began at the Colorado Springs Airport, tested emergency procedures for city responders, including the Colorado Springs police and fire departments, as well as the Memorial… Continue Reading ‘Skyfall’ exercise aimed to push systems to limits

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Penrose-YMCA to break ground in Tri-Lakes

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and The Boldt Company will break ground for the new Tri-Lakes Community Health Village on Jan. 27. Located at 17250 Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument, the Community Health Village will include a 52,000-square-foot outpatient facility that will be attached to the Tri-Lakes YMCA, the… Continue Reading Penrose-YMCA to break ground in Tri-Lakes

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Penrose attains recognition for nursing excellence

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Magnet recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Of more than 5,000 hospitals in… Continue Reading Penrose attains recognition for nursing excellence

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NerdWallet.com listed Colorado Springs’ Memorial Hospital as the fourth most affordable hospital in Colorado, and Penrose-St. Francis as the eighth most affordable in the state. Memorial, affiliated with the University of Colorado Health, was designated a top 100 cardiovascular hospital by Thomson Reuters in 2007 and was one of 225 hospitals in the country that received… Continue Reading Springs hospitals among the least expensive in the state

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Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

What would Colorado Springs look like without El Pomar Foundation? Cross Walsenburg with Monument, and that would be us. Without El Pomar and the Penrose family, much that we take for granted in today’s vibrant city wouldn’t exist. Colorado College, the Space Foundation, Fine Arts Center, World Arena, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Pikes Peak Center… Continue Reading Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

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