Centura Health Named to Beckers Hospital Reviews National List of 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs

(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.)Three Centura Health hospitals -- Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Porter Adventist Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital -- have been named one of 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 the list offer exceptional orthopedic departments, programs or dedicated centers that include physicians who provide outstanding patient care, front-line orthopedic research and treat professional athletes.

To develop the national list of 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team analyzed data from U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CareChex and Blue Cross Blue Shield. The editorial team weighted the aforementioned rankings and awards and conducted editorial research to compile the 2014 list.

The Penrose-St. Francis Total Joint and Spine Center specializes in care for hip, knee, shoulder and spine patients. More than 50 orthopedic physicians and neurosurgeons are on the medical staff in the Total Joint and Spine Center, which includes a gym to support early mobilization and physical therapy. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was listed among CareChex's top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery in 2014. It is also designated as a Blue Distinction Center for both spine surgery and knee and hip replacements. The hospital received both the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence and Joint Replacement Excellence awards from Healthgrades in 2014 and is Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Porter Adventist Hospital is a leader in joint replacement, as surgeons at the hospital's Porter Center for Joint Replacement perform more than 1,800 knee and hip replacements each year. The twice Magnet-designated hospital features an orthopedic specialty inpatient floor and six dedicated orthopedic operating suites. Porter Adventist Hospital's orthopedic prowess has been recognized at the national level, as U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital among the top 50 in the nation for orthopedic care for 2014-15, in more than 700 journal articles and chapters published internationally, and for exceptional clinical quality by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and UnitedHealthcare.

OrthoColorado Hospital is a joint venture between area orthopedic physicians and Centura Health. The physician-owned hospital is the only orthopedic specialty hospital in the Rocky Mountain West, and its physicians have decades of experience treating various orthopedic injuries. In 2012, Joint Commission awarded OrthoColorado as a Top Performer in Key Quality measures for Surgical Care and accredited the hospital in 2013. Also, in 2013, Consumer Reports rated OrthoColorado in the top percentile nationwide for hospital safety, patient outcomes and patient experience. In 2014, Beckers Hospital Review included OrthoColorado Hospital on two of its prestigious lists: 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs and 82 Physician Owned Hospitals to Know.


  • Centura Health has a strong legacy of delivering comprehensive orthopedic care through evidence-based medicine and best practices across our integrated network, said Wendi Dammann, vice president, corporate communications, Centura Health. This national recognition highlights the daily dedication and commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff to extend high-quality, compassionate care to the communities we serve in Colorado and western Kansas.

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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, seven senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.