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The delay and indecision about Memorial Health System is hurting Penrose St. Fancis, too, CEO Margaret Sabin said. Doctors and staff from Memorial made the same complaint about their hospital to City Council a few weeks ago. While Penrose has seen its share of the market increase about 4 percent in the last year, Sabin… Continue Reading Memorial indecision hurting its biggest competitor, too

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Construction is under way on a $15 million medical office building going up on the east side of the Penrose Hospital campus. The 72,000-square-foot, four-story building will be developed and managed by Denver-based Westfield Development Co. Westfield is leasing the ground from Penrose Hospital, but will own the building and rent out the office space.… Continue Reading $15M medical building under construction at Penrose

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Penrose, RMCC finalize partnership agreement

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Penrose St. Francis Health Services and Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers have entered a new partnership. The two announced the plan earlier this year and it was just finalized. It gives the organizations the ability to provide patients with multi-disciplinary care and access to new technology. Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers was formerly housed at Penrose, but… Continue Reading Penrose, RMCC finalize partnership agreement

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Bloodless surgery seems counter-intuitive, but cardiovascular surgeons at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services make it routine in doing their jobs. Doing so, they say, saves money and lives. “Whenever you have to use blood transfusions, you increase the chance the patient will die,” said Dr. John Mehall, who is part of the cardiovascular and thoracic surgical… Continue Reading ‘Bloodless surgeries’ saving lives, money at Penrose

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The business model for medicine is changing — and the way doctors practice will change with it. Boutique medicine is on one end — and Wal-Mart walk-in clinics are on the other. Working directly for a hospital is somewhere in the middle. “Being part of a large practice associated with a hospital allows you to… Continue Reading Penrose bucking trend of putting doctors on payroll

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Hospitals chip in to pay for detox center

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Despite missing an earlier deadline, both of Colorado Springs’ hospitals have agreed to provide money for community detoxification services. Both Memorial Health System and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will help pay for construction of a new El Paso County detox center. The original center, Pikes Peak Mental Health’s Lighthouse, closed in February because there was… Continue Reading Hospitals chip in to pay for detox center

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Jameson “Jamie” Smith has traveled around the country, but he says Colorado Springs has everything he needs in a city. Smith is chief operating officer of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and is busy juggling limited financial resources with the demands of operating a health care system that encompasses three campuses. Smith recently took time to… Continue Reading Smith took a circuitous path to Penrose-St. Francis system

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