St. Francis Hospital

Location
6001 E Woodmen Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80923
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About

Since its inception in the late 1880s, St. Francis Hospital has been infused with vision and dedicated to clinical excellence, whole-person care and serving the unique needs of its communities. Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis and the Sisters of Charity, St. Francis Hospital celebrates the value of each person's life by lovingly offering care to people regardless of who they are, what they believe or where they're from. We seek to combine finely honed medical skills with a compassionate touch to care for the whole person, body, mind and spirit. In this manner, we strive to create healing sanctuaries that carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ.

About Our Hospital

St. Francis Hospital

About Our Hospital

Expert and compassionate care, honoring and respecting patients and their families

St. Francis Hospital opened in August 2008. This 195 licensed bed facility is the only full-service hospital in Northern Colorado Springs and features a modern Birth Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services and Critical Care Unit. It is also the home base for the Flight For Life Colorado air ambulance helicopter service.

St. Francis Hospital by the numbers

  • Active Medical Staff: 1,083
  • 2021 ED Visits: 41,466
  • Licensed Beds: 276
  • Surgical Suites: 17
  • FY21 Uncompensated/Charity Care: $68.7 million

Professional Nursing contributes to care of patients at St. Francis Hospital and the surrounding community through the following services:

Cancer Center:
Penrose-St. Francis Cancer program has received designation as Centers of Excellence from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC), National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), American College of Radiology (ACR), Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence (LCOE) and is a member of the MD Anderson Physician Network. These Cancer Centers of Excellence demonstrate that our oncology nurses are nationally certified, providing the highest level of expertise in delivering chemotherapy, radiation, medical, surgical and end of life care. Nurse Navigators support the patient throughout their cancer journey from diagnosis to survivorship through education, care coordination, support and facilitating hospital and community resources. Radiation Oncology nurses provide targeted treatments and assist patients to reduce side effects from those treatments. Clinical Research nurses provide care and support patients enrolled in clinical research trials. Palliative Care nurses support end-of-life decision-making and pain management throughout the cancer journey. Nurses facilitate multiple community support groups, integrative therapies, cancer screening and community events to help patients through their cancer experience.

Intensive Care:
ICU nurses specialize in caring for a broad spectrum of patients that require extensive monitoring and an advanced level of care. Our patient population includes medical, surgical, trauma, stroke, and post-operative cardiothoracic patients. Our nurses provide care to trauma patient aged 15 years and older and medical/surgical patients aged 18 years and older. The diverse patient population challenges nurses to continually develop an extensive skill set. ICU nurses encounter a variety of patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), valve repairs, aortic aneurysm repair, as well as those that require intra-aortic balloon pumps (IAPB), Impella (left ventricular assist device), and continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD/CRRT) support. Stroke care offers both systemic and intracerebral tPA as well as any needed euro interventional radiology (NIR) procedures. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to provide excellent patient care. Our interdepartmental relationships allow our staff to treat patients and families holistically. The team works together towards a common goal of excellent patient experience and a welcoming work environment. The ICU leadership and staff promote shared governance through dynamic unit and hospital committee involvement. Nurses are encouraged to further their education and career through certification and continuing education.

Emergency and Trauma Care:
Our Emergency and Trauma nurses deliver care continuum through all stages of life. The nursing team implements care delivery protocols which are evidence-based and provide superior outcomes for sepsis, geriatric, stroke, cardiac, medical, pediatric, and trauma patients. Nurses utilize evidence-based guidelines for triage which assist in decreasing wait times and provides prompt or immediate emergency care for high acuity patients. Our nursing team has assisted in the achievement of Level I Trauma Certification from the American College of Surgeons at Penrose Hospital and Level III Trauma Certification at St. Francis Hospital; additionally, Primary Stroke Certification from the American Heart Association at both campuses.

Medical/Surgical Care:
Nurses care with compassion for patients needing general medical and/or surgical services. Acute Care nurses have protocols to reduce hospital acquired infections to influence hospital length of stay and increase patient comfort. Advanced training for our patient population has been completed in order to provide proper care for our various medical diagnoses.

Neurology Care:
Nurses provide care to patients through the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention process. There are Nurse Stroke Coordinators who lead the Penrose St. Francis Hospital Stroke Certification process, ensuring top-level care for stroke patients.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU):
We are a 54 bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staffed with highly trained neonatologists, advance practice providers, and nurses who specialize in caring for high-risk newborns. Our amazing nursing team cares for babies from 23 weeks gestation to term infants requiring specialized care. We have a high-risk transition team that is made up of highly skilled nurses who have advanced training. This training includes intubations, UAC/UVC placement, along with arterial sticks with assistance from the APP team. They attend high risk deliveries, go out on ground transports, and are the NICU PICC team. Our Level III NICU utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to take care of sick and preterm infants including monitors, ventilators, high frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy, therapeutic hypothermia, and many other services. In addition, we have two couplet rooms in which the mother and infant requiring minor NICU support may board together as patients. Our nursing team is also very involved and have many different opportunities in different performance improvement projects and committees in the NICU.

Outpatient Care:
Gastro-Intestinal Lab: GI Lab Nurses prepare and care for patients needing procedures like endoscopies or colonoscopies. Infusion Services: Penrose-St. Francis provides high-quality short- and long-term infusion services for a variety of illnesses with a focus on comfort, compassion, and convenience. Our Infusion Centers are staffed with Registered Nurses certified in Chemo/Biotherapy administration, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Techs, Phlebotomists, and Schedulers who all specialize in Outpatient Infusion and Chemotherapy services. Therapy is provided in a stress-free and comfortable environment.

Perioperative Care:
Nurses work collaboratively with surgeons, anesthesiologists, techs, reps, and other support staff to care for the patient undergoing surgery. Whether preparing patients for surgery, working with them intraoperatively in the operating room, or focusing on their post-operative treatment, nurses remain a vital pillar to patient-centered care. Nurses' primary job functions and interventions in perioperative care include patient education, safety awareness for both patients and staff, infection prevention, and interprofessional communication. Our nurses ensure that they are at the top of their field by achieving certifications including ASPAN, CAPA, CPAN, and CNOR.

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Team:
The PSF PICC/VA Nurses provide ultrasound guided vascular access via PICC, midline, and difficult PIV placement. They lead CLABSI prevention efforts by providing evidence-based specialty care, as well as patient and staff education at both Penrose and St. Francis campuses.

Rehabilitation Services:
Nurses provide care to individuals required continued medical services as well as specialized rehabilitation care in collaboration with a multidisciplinary care team in order to create an individualized care plan to assist patients to achieve maximum independence.

Spinal Care:
Nurses provide compassionate care to those undergoing spine surgery or treatment for spinal trauma. Alongside a multidisciplinary team, nursing prioritizes early and frequent mobilization, increased pain control, and the education needed to continue healing after discharge.

Women's and Children's Professional Services:
The Birth Center at St. Francis Hospital provides a family-friendly and comforting environment during the most joyous occasion. We offer a variety of classes to prepare you for delivery and beyond. Classes are taught by certified, trained professionals and include Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding, Baby Care, Sibling Class, Infant/Child CPR, Car Seat Safety, Support Groups and more. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. has declared that The Birth Center at St. Francis Hospital has been designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital for 2017-2022, the first hospital in Colorado Springs with this designation. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is part of a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). A Baby-Friendly Hospital must meet guidelines supporting both breastfeeding and mother-baby bonding. Postpartum: Postpartum nurses work with patients who have recently given birth, offering both care and education to help the new mother prepare to care for her baby after she leaves the hospital. They work with lactation specialists to help the patients learn to breastfeed and receive education on proper latch and nutrition. Postpartum nurses are trained to watch for signs of postpartum depression and to provide support and treatment. The nursery nurse assists in the immediate care provided to newborns following their delivery in the Postpartum unit. Many of our Postpartum nurses have earned their specialty certification in Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN) demonstrating their advanced knowledge and understanding of patient care needs. As a Baby Friendly designated hospital, our Postpartum nurses complete 20+ hours of training and education to help support and promote parent-infant bonding and exclusive breastfeeding. This training helps to ensure that our nurses are providing the optimal experiences with their new family member.

Leaders

St. Francis Hospital

Leaders

St. Francis Hospital Leadership

Brian Erling, MD is CEO of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. In his previous role, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Centura Health where he was responsible for providing clinical leadership in the support of whole-person care and community. Prior to this role, Dr. Erling served as Group Chief Medical Officer for Centura Health. A highly experienced emergency medicine physician, Dr. Erling has long been a leader in quality improvement and has completed a Baldrige Executive Fellowship through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Prior to joining Centura Health, Dr. Erling served as President of the Alliance Group, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare. He was also a founding partner of the Apex Emergency Group, PC in Denver and has served as the Denver medical director for American Medical Response. Dr. Erling and his wife Jessica have three children and enjoy making the most of the great Colorado outdoors.

Dr. Erling received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa; his Medical Doctorate from John Hopkins University in Baltimore; and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Erling is board certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Calvin oversees daily operations at St. Francis Hospital as well as having responsibility for non-nursing departments in the Penrose-St. Francis (PSF) system such as Therapy, Nutrition, Pharmacy and Support Services. He is the executive sponsor for all expansion projects on the SFMC campus.

Previously, Calvin has served as the Director of Pharmacy for PSF and Director of Support Services for SFMC. A Centura Health associate since 1998, Calvin is a well-respected leader within PSF and throughout the system.

He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Science Degree in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Texas.

Dr. Bill Plauth is Chief Medical Officer for St. Francis Medical Center. In his previous role, Dr. Plauth served as Vice President and CMO for Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango from 2014 to 2019.

As St. Francis Medical Center’ CMO, Dr. Plauth consistently lives his mission to create an environment where all caregivers can deliver excellent, compassionate care by promoting ease of practice, respect for those who do the work and meeting patients where they are.

To accomplish this, Dr. Plauth faithfully champions the need to work with physicians and nurses as true partners with transparency and shared commitment. He has promoted clinical transformation focused on soliciting ideas from our passionate clinicians and bringing those ideas to fruition. 

Dr. Plauth works closely with St. Francis Medical Center’ medical staff leadership, the physician leadership council and the and citizenship council, which help to ensure every caregiver in our organization is empowered to provide attention we can all be proud of. 

Dr. Plauth, his wife Pam, and their 15-year-old son enjoy being outdoors, fly-fishing and getting back into cycling.

Stacy Kreil is the Chief Nursing Officer of St. Francis Hospital. Stacy joined Centura Health in 2013 as the Director of Women’s & Children’s Services at Littleton Adventist Hospital and has over 30 years of nursing experience with an extensive clinical and leadership background in Women’s Health, Neonatal & Pediatric Intensive Care and Perinatal Nursing.

Stacy provides oversight of nursing practices across all settings at St. Francis Hospital and works collaboratively with the executive team to drive Mission, Strategy, Quality, and Service.

Stacy obtained her Bachelors in Nursing from Northwestern State University, her Master’s in Nursing with a Specialty in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Advanced Leadership from Regis University. She is Board Certified as a Nurse Executive and a member of the American Nurses Association, Colorado Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Leaders, and the Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Stacy enjoys spending time with family in her free time, watching the Denver Broncos, and traveling.

As a purpose-driven leader, Stacy is on a mission to have fun in her journey and be a positive force in the lives of others. Stacy shares that she is inspired by her associates and the accomplishments they make daily in improving outcomes for our vibrant community of Colorado Springs.

Volunteer

St. Francis Hospital

Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of St. Francis Hospital. Our volunteers serve in over 100 departments throughout St. Francis Hospital and the service our volunteers offer is truly a gift from the heart.

St. Francis wants to provide the very best patient care, and our volunteers play an important role in this. As a volunteer, you will derive great personal satisfaction while working with a team of dedicated staff and other volunteers.

For more information, contact volunteer services: 719-776-5315

Apply now - adult volunteer program

Apply now - pet ambassador program

To apply for No One Dies Alone program, email the No One Dies Alone coordinator or submit applications to the Spiritual Care Department at St. Francis Hospital.

Volunteer Requirements

For the adult and teen volunteer programs:

Volunteers are needed seven days a week between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM, later hours are available at the St. Francis Hospital Emergency Room.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older for the adult volunteer program
  • Must be 16 years of age or older for the teen volunteer program
  • Applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Flu - volunteers will be asked to provide a copy of their vaccination record 
  • Work one 3 or 4 hour shift/week
  • Attend an orientation session once accepted

For the No One Dies Alone program:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Flu - volunteers will be asked to provide a copy of their vaccination record 
  • Must be a St. Francis Hospital associate and/or St. Francis Hospital volunteer with a minimum of 3 months of service within the organization
  • Have an on-sight interview with the No One Dies Alone Coordinator
  • Attend and complete a St. Francis Hospital No One Dies Alone training and orientation
  • Must not have had a death in their family during the past year
  • Commit to 2 hour shifts (4 hours max. when called to sit a vigil - a No One Dies Alone volunteer will be provided with a coordinator and pertinent telephone numbers for a scheduled vigil)
  • Attend at least one dying patient a year to stay active with the No One Dies Alone program
  • Attend at least one Gathering per year
  • Sign up for days and times available to be contacted for service

Application Process

  1. Complete paperwork - print and complete the following documents (2 recommendation letters are required):
    • Letter of Recommendation

      Please mail, fax or email your Letter of Recommendation to:
      St. Francis Hospital Volunteer Services
      6001 E Woodmen Rd
      Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
      Email
  2. Complete the application form and contact Volunteer Services.

Adult Volunteer Program

After completing the online application the prospective volunteer will learn about the St. Francis Hospital mission, core values, customer service program, volunteer opportunities offered at each site and the training requirements needed before their volunteer service can begin.

Prospective volunteers will have the opportunity to review all position descriptions that appeal to them. On-the-job training will be provided when the volunteer receives his/her volunteer assignment.

Teen Volunteer Program

We are currently not taking applications at this time please check back for updates.

No One Dies Alone Program

No One Dies Alone (NODA) is a national volunteer-centered program started by Sandra Clarke, CCRN, at PeaceHealth (Eugene, OR) in 2001. Its goal is to provide companionship and support for dying individuals so that no patient dies alone. The program is now a model for compassionate end-of-life programs in hospitals across the country. The program began at St. Francis Hospital in July 200 and strives to provide compassionate companionship to the dying who have no family or friends to be with them in their last days, to ensure that they do not die alone.

No One Dies Alone trains hospital associates and volunteers to become compassionate companions who offer end of life presence and support to patients who are near the end of life and who have no family or friends at their bedside. Trained volunteers provide 24-hour availability to dying patients who do not wish to be alone. During the vigil, companions may hold the hand of the patient, play soothing music, read to the patient and assist in other comfort care measures. They serve patients in shifts, sitting at the bedside until the patient's death or a family member arrives.

The heart of this work is about being rather than doing, about compassionate presence and heartfelt intention rather than fixing, solving, or answering or resolving issues for others. To be a calming presence and truly compassionate with another requires no small amount of personal and spiritual maturity, as well as a capacity for reflection on the volunteer’s life. 

No One Dies Alone volunteers receive orientation and training that is more process oriented with an appropriate amount of content and protocol to provide a framework for the volunteer to be successful. All No One Dies Alone volunteers must be either a St. Francis Hospital associate or a volunteer through St. Francis Hospital Volunteer Services, and have been volunteering for at least 3 months. No One Dies Alone gives Penrose Hospital associates the opportunity to provide comfort care to patients outside of their regular work day. St. Francis Hospital associates must register with Volunteer Services, complete a No One Dies Alone application, be interviewed and be accepted as a No One Dies Alone volunteer and complete the No One Dies Alone training prior to beginning to sit vigils.

Competencies

  • Works cooperatively with others as well as independently
  • Follows organization's confidentiality and infection control guidelines
  • Respects a patient’s spiritual beliefs
  • Understands and follows directions
  • Demonstrates compassion
  • Demonstrates an ability to be a calming presence, and use silence well
  • Demonstrates emotional availability
  • Demonstrates appropriate personal and professional boundaries
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to end of life issues

Not all positions are available at all sites:

  • Patient Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Nursery
  • Patient Care Ambassador
  • Patient Transport
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Services
  • Gift Shops
  • Greeters and Escorts
  • Information Desks
  • John Zay Guest House
  • Pharmacies (In-Patient/Out-Patient)
  • Surgical Waiting Rooms
  • Clerical 
  • Offices
  • Special Projects
  • Spiritual Care
  • Eucharistic Minister
  • Knitters  
  • Baby Hats  
  • Comfort Shawls
  • Mission Outreach

Volunteering at St. Francis Hospital has benefits for you as well. We thank our volunteers with:

  1. Complimentary meal the day you work your shift ($8.00 allotment)*
  2. Service Pins, Awards – presented the month following; Name on Recognition Board at 1,000 hours of service level
  3. Annual Luncheon during National Volunteer Week
  4. *FREE Flu vaccine each year
  5. TB Quantiferon Test
  6. Special parking
  7. *Pharmacy discount – 10 % on over the counter/non-prescriptive items
  8. *Gift Shop discount - 20% on all regular priced gift items (excluding candy, flowers, magazines, sundries and sale items)
  9. *Use of the St. Francis Hospital Wellness Center
  10. Labyrinth (Spiritual Care offers an instruction pamphlet)

* Volunteer identification required (name badge and/or uniform)

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Licensed beds
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Surgical suites
41,466
2021 ED visits
$68.7 million
FY21 uncompensated charity care

Services

St. Francis Hospital's range of clinical specialties provides the expertise you need to manage your health and wellness. Our leading-edge teams deliver remarkable care, high-quality outcomes and unparalleled patient satisfaction among a wide variety of medical specialties, services and programs to help you get well and stay well.

NICU room

Welcoming new life into our community

Helping families in our community grow has a special place in our hearts and in our hospital. We offer the highest level of prenatal and pregnancy care, including pregnancy planning and support for healthy pregnancies as well as a maternal fetal medicine program and neonatal intensive care unit should Mom or baby need extra specialty care.

Visitor

Visitor Information

At St. Francis Hospital we work to make your hospital stay as comfortable as possible. We offer many amenities for both patients and visitors including a coffee bar, gift shop, wireless internet and spiritual care.

Visitor Information

St. Francis Hospital

Visitor Information

Please read Centura Health's current COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Contact the hospital directly for additional individual visitor policies that may apply.

  • Complimentary Valet Service is available Monday thru Friday 5:30 am - 7:00 pm. Closed on major holidays.
  • General visitor and patient parking is available on the upper level of the facility.

The gift shop at St. Francis Hospital want to make your loved one's stay in the hospital as cheerful as possible. We carry a wide-variety of merchandise and can help you find the right gift for any patient.

Our assortment of gifts includes:

  • Fresh Flowers
  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Glassware
  • Lotions
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Baby Clothing And Toys
  • Clothing And Accessories
  • Seasonal Decorative Items
  • Religious And Nonreligious Figurines
  • Candles
  • Gift Cards
  • Mylar Balloons
  • Toiletries And Snacks
  • and much more

Credit card purchases can be made over the phone for any item in the gift shop.

Our friendly volunteers will deliver any gift purchased from our gift shops to any patient St. Francis Hospital. For assistance, call the gift shop at the hospital where your loved-one is a patient.

St. Francis Hospital Gift Shop

6001 E. Woodmen Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Phone: 719-571-1101

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Note: Hours may vary from the posted hours based on the availability of our volunteers. Please call the shops for exact hours.

Create a patient journal to keep loved-ones connected

CarePages and CaringBridge both provide free, private, personalized web pages to patients and their families. These sites can help you stay in touch before, during and after a hospital stay, or anytime.

Both service provide an easy way for friends and loved ones to respond with messages of emotional support. You can share information, visiting hours and relay information when the time is right for you. Friends and loved ones can visit your patient web page and be kept up-to-date on your condition.

Create and share your health journey:

For your convenience, St. Francis Hospital offers delicious cafeteria service to our staff, patients and visitors. A wide array of items are served daily including main course items, side dishes, grill items, piping hot pizza, made to order sandwiches, soup, fresh salad bar and tasty desserts.

Peak View Cafe 

Location:
On the garden level with pristine views of Pikes Peak

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday
    • Breakfast: 6:45 - 9:30 am
    • Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    • Dinner: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:30 am
    • Lunch: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Dinner: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Healing Grounds Coffee Bar

Healing Grounds Coffee Bar proudly serves Starbucks Coffee including lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, hot teas, sodas and more! In addition, freshly baked pastries, muffins, scones and other grab and go items are available. We invite you to sit at one of our bistro tables or find a comfortable location in the hospital or patio to enjoy your custom-made beverage.

Location:
St. Francis Hospital, 1st Floor, next to the Information Desk 

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 2:00 pm

St. Francis Hospital provides complimentary wireless Internet access for guests and visitors of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

What do I have to do to connect? 
Simply bring your laptop, PDA, or other wireless-enabled device with you to one of these facilities and connect using your wireless network card. When you first connect, you'll notice "Terms and Conditions" for Centura Health's Guest Network. When you click "Accept", you'll be automatically granted access. Guests with laptops and other wireless devices must have experience in connecting to wireless networks as Centura Health does not provide any assistance in connecting to the wireless network.

Where and when can I connect?
The wireless network is available throughout St. Francis Hospital. The wireless network is available 24/7.

Disclaimer:
Enjoy your time on our wireless network. As with any public wireless network, we strongly recommend guests take measures to secure their devices and internet communications. We encourage using virtual private networks in conjunction with personal firewalls and virus protections to mitigate risk to personal data. It is the user's responsibility to take precautions and provide security measures suited to their situation and intended use of the service. Our wireless network should not be used for inappropriate or unlawful purposes.

  • Centura Health is not responsible for any personal information that is compromised.
  • Centura Health is not responsible for any damage caused to your hardware or software while at any Centura Health facility

Please Note: Because this is a free service, Centura Health does not provide technical support for your device or assistance in connectivity. Guests and visitors should understand how to configure their computer or device and know what hardware or software is necessary to connect to the wireless network.

St. Francis Hospital is committed to the preservation of the health and wellness for all. We strive to promote a healing environment for our patients, guests, associates, volunteers and the community. The use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all areas of our campus including buildings, leased facilities, offices, grounds, vehicles, parking lots, and ramps. If you are a patient and use tobacco products, please speak with your physician or nurse for options that are available to you during your stay in the hospital. Thank you for your cooperation.

Every Centura Health hospital provides you with a patient representative to help you have a better hospital experience. Our representatives address and investigate your concerns, and then respond to you and your family with findings and recommendations for how your concerns can be resolved. Find patient representative information.

Programs and Community

Our Foundation

You make the difference for so many. We have the good fortune of meeting many of the patients that are so positively affected by the generous commitment of people in this community and the commitment of care they have received at St. Francis Hospital. 

We are truly blessed to have so many caring people who believe in and support our mission. We invite you to read more about the heritage of our hospital as well as the many patients and programs we help to support. We also invite you to join us in our mission to promote the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve.

Programs

At St. Francis Hospital we find it a privilege to support the health of our mountain community. We offer birth classes, community events, volunteer opportunities and give back through other community benefit programs. These resources and opportunities are all part of our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities. 

Corporate Wellness Program

St. Francis Hospital

Corporate Wellness Program

St. Francis Hospital offers the most comprehensive package of corporate wellness services available throughout Colorado designed to help employers keep employees healthy and productive. Our unparalleled years of experience and expertise in providing quality corporate resources support your employees in every facet of their work and personal environment. These complementary services will empower the employee to always be "at their best" while allowing your budget to breathe.

Employer Wellness Services

Your entire company can enjoy the highest-quality corporate wellness programs and create a healthy environment to help your employees succeed. We offer health solutions that span across the entire company, and integrate wellness into your organization's culture.

  • Wellness Planning
  • On-Site Biometric Screenings
  • Evidence-Based Group Health Management Programs
  • Individual Wellness Coaching
  • Exercise Classes - See schedule.
  • On-Site Wellness Events 
  • Wellness Challenges
  • Customized Reporting
  • Flu Shots
  • Aquatic Program
  • Medically-Supervised Weight Loss Program
  • Disease Management Programs
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Birth Center Classes
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Behavioral Health Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Assessment, Treatment and Counseling
  • Occupational Medicine

Our experienced and dedicated administration team partners with you to design and implement our services.  This includes a program coordinator and an account manager. 

  • Customer Service/Registration
  • Billing
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Reporting
  • Compliance/Quality Assurance
  • Incentive Management Customizable Communications
Profile Employee Assistance Program

St. Francis Hospital

Profile Employee Assistance Program

Profile Employee Assistance Program is a full-service employee assistance program headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It began in 1982 by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and is now backed by the facilities and resources of the Centura Health System. Profile EAP is an employer-sponsored benefit for both the employee and the employer.  We provide confidential assessment, short-term counseling, referral and follow-up services for employees and their immediate family members.  Our goal is to help your company reduce absenteeism, on-the-job accidents and substance abuse, and to decrease escalating health care costs.  Studies have shown that a well-managed EAP reduces absenteeism by 66 percent, health care costs by 86 percent, and worker's compensation claims by 30 percent.

Community Engagement Request

St. Francis Hospital

Community Engagement Request

Centura Health hospitals receive many requests each year asking us to engage in community events and programs. Supporting the communities we serve in this way is a reflection of our mission: to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.

Before submitting a request, please consider the following:

  • Sponsorships and events should align with our mission, vision and values. All sponsorships and events should relate to community health improvement or prevention and one of the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment priorities.
  • Please make your request at least 60 days prior to your event or sponsorship deadline.
  • Completion of this form does not guarantee a donation or sponsorship.
  • We are only able to support non-profit organizations.

Completed requests will be considered by an internal committee. We will contact you within 30 days regarding the status of your request.