Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Recognized by Healthgrades As Top 5% In Nation For Multiple Conditions And Procedures

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is among the top five percent in the nation in four areas as measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality or complications, according to this years evaluations of Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care.

Penrose-St. Francis was placed in the top five percent in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 4 Years in a Row (2013-2016), for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016), for Overall Pulmonary Services for Four Years in a Row (2013-2016), and for General Surgery in 2016. Every year Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

The pursuit of excellence is relentless at Penrose-St. Francis and the distinction of being placed in the top five percent by Healthgrades is further proof to consumers that we set the standard for world-class health care, said Margaret Sabin, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Consumers demand improved health outcomes, increased service and convenience, in addition to lower health care costs. As we continue to move upstream to manage health, we will strategize to reduce health care costs, while optimizing health care value, for the communities we serve.

Penrose-St. Francis received the award for Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2013-2016) and Americas 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery in 2016. Additionally, a 5-star rating indicates that Penrose-St. Franciss clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

Penrose-St. Francis not only performs at a 5-star level it outperforms other hospitals in the nation inmultiple areas and, as a result, has been recognized with the following 2016 Healthgrades Awards:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 5 Years in a Row (2012-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 14 Years in a Row (2003-2016)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award for 4 Years in a Row (2013-2016)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 6 Years in a Row (2011-2016)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 12 Years in a Row (2005-2016)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 General Surgery Excellence Award
  • Penrose St. Francis is also a recipient of the Healthgrades Womens Health Excellence Award for 7 Years in a Row (2009/2010-2015)

Penrose-St. Francis has been one of Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals for the past eight consecutive years. The 2016 recipient list is scheduled to be announced in February 2016. The recipients of the Americas 50 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2015 study period (2011-2013), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Americas 50 Best Hospitals Award recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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About Penrose St. Francis Health Services:
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care facility offering a full complement of emergency, medical and surgical services. Penrose-St. Francis was named one of Americas 50 Best Hospitals eight years in a row, 2008-2015, by Healthgrades, the only recipient in Colorado. Penrose-St. Francis is part of Centura Health. Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 16,200 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, seven senior living communities, 17 health neighborhoods, home care and hospice services, 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. For more information about Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, visit Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.