Penrose-St. Francis to Open a Hybrid Operating Room

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) Penrose-St. Francis leadership is excited to announce the opening an Endovascular Hybrid Operating Room; the first and only of its kind in southern Colorado. A hybrid operating room is a large surgical suite that combines state-of-the-art computer-generated technology and radiologic imaging with a sterile operating room environment. The room will allow physicians to switch minimally-invasive operations into open surgical procedure when needed without having to transport the patient. This will save critical time that is lost when patients need to be transferred to a separate operating room. Sometime these moments can save a patients life. It also provides state-of-the-art imaging equipment, allowing heart surgeons and neurosurgeons to perform lifesaving procedures with only small incisions.

The operating room is located on the second floor of Penrose Hospital. Construction began early in 2014 and will be completed in July. The project cost $5.7 million, with $3.2 million being funded from the generosity of our community.

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 seven years in a row, 2008-2014, 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