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A Reputation for Saving Lives

Colorado's most decorated cardiovascular network with the most prestigious awards in health care: HealthGrades, Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem/Blue Cross and Advanced Certification by the Joint Commission in acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and acute myocardial infarction.

Achievements at some of our Cardiovascular Centers include:

Littleton Adventist Hospital

  • Recipient of the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" Heart Failure and Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award 2009.
  • Certified by the Joint Commission in Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  • Littleton Hospital was the first hospital in Colorado to be designated a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and remains accredited.

Porter Adventist Hospital

  • Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. Consistently ranked as a top hospital nationally for cardiac services, Porter was given top honors by a national hospital reporting company in several key cardiac services.
  • United Healthcare's Cardiac Center of Excellence designation given to just a handful of hospitals providing superior quality across the country.
  • The Mercury Award for Excellence in Cardiac Services from the independent national health care organization HCIA.
  • Recognition by the American Heart Association for implementing AHA'S guidelines for cardiac care.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

  • Ranked among the top five in Colorado for overall cardiac services and cardiology services for two consecutive years by HealthGrades.
  • Five-Star rated for treatment of heart failure nine years in a row (2003 through 2011) by HealthGrades
  • Five-Star rated for coronary interventional procedures and number three in the state by HealthGrades

St. Anthony Central Hospital

  • The only hospital in Colorado to receive the 2010 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, "Get With the Guidelines 2010 Triple Gold Recognition" for Stroke, Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure.
  • 2009: The Joint Commission for Disease Specific Certification: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Advanced Heart Failure and Stroke 
  • 2009: Second hospital in the country to receive the Advanced Certification in Heart Failure from the Joint Commission, recognizing our exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for heart failure patients. 
  • Recognized by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinction Center® for Cardiac Care.  Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients.
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