Penrose-St. Francis partners with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has partnered with Ragain Sports to be the Official Hospital Partner of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

In 2013, United Soccer Leagues Pro division awarded Ragain Sports an expansion franchise for Colorado Springs. The team was recently named the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and earlier this week announced that Steve Trittschuh is the new head coach. The team will use this year to develop the program, make upgrades to their playing venue -- Sand Creek Stadium -- and then play a full season in 2015.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is dedicated to improving the health of the people in our community, said Margaret Sabin, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis. Partnering with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks allows us the opportunity to reach a group of people in ways that we were not able to do before. Were looking forward to helping kids and their parents get excited about soccer, which in turn could result in them leading a more active lifestyle.

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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 six years in a row, 2008-2013, 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 www.penrosestfrancis.org.