Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Named One of America's 250 Best Hospitals

February 8, 2022

Centura Health is home to the only hospital in Colorado Springs to receive this award

(Colorado Springs, CO) – Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ in 2022, placing it in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country and an overall leader in clinical excellence, according to Healthgrades. This is the third consecutive year that Penrose-St. Francis is among America’s Best, and in addition designates Centura Health as home to the only hospital in Colorado Springs to receive the award in 2022.

To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients. In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to Penrose-St. Francis and other 2022 Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals, around 160,250 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.*

“It’s an honor to be recognized as America’s 250 Best Hospitals from Healthgrades for the third year in a row. This recognition shines a light on our incredible associates and caregivers for the care they provide to our community. We are proud to say that Centura Health is home to the only hospital in Colorado Springs to receive this award,” said Brian Erling, MD, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.

“Penrose and St. Francis were also recognized as America’s 50 Best in Surgical Care by Healthgrades. This honor is for both of our hospitals and exemplifies the great care and compassion we provide to surgical patients on the entire continuum, from pre-anesthesia testing to the operating room, inpatient care, therapy and beyond,” said Dr. Erling.

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit for an in depth look at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services’ performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Colorado Springs today.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.


About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. As a joint operating agreement between its two Sponsors: CommonSpirit Health, a Catholic ministry, and AdventHealth, a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Centura manages and operates 20 hospitals, neighborhood health centers, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado. Through its Vision of every community, every neighborhood and every life – whole and healthy, its caregivers amplify whole person care and make the region’s best health care accessible. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their provider of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content. Our health system, provider, and life sciences marketing solutions have been helping our partners reach and engage consumers who are on their way to the doctor for over 20 years. Healthgrades is part of RV Health, a Red Ventures business, which has the largest consumer health and wellness audience online across its brand portfolio including Healthline, Healthgrades, Medical News Today, Greatist, Psych Central, Bezzy and Platejoy. Each month, RV Health helps more than 100 million unique visitors live their strongest and healthiest lives. Start your search for the right care at or learn more about our health system solutions at