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    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Among Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 10th Consecutive Year

    February 21,2017

    (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named a recipient of Healthgrades’ 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Awardtoday for the 10thconsecutive year. The distinction places Penrose-St. Francis among only six hospitals in the nation and the only hospital in Colorado to receive this award the past 10 consecutive years. Penrose-St. Francis is recognized among the top one percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physician and hospitals.

    “At Penrose-St. Francis, we value responsibility and accountability over recognition and privilege, and that is what drives our relentless commitment to deliver world-class healthcare to the communities we serve,” said Margaret Sabin, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis. “Healthgrades identifies America’s best hospitals and empowers consumers to research and choose medical providers based on the quality of care they provide. Penrose-St. Francis will continue to develop strategies and initiatives aimed at reducing health care costs and improving health care value.” 

    From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals achieving Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ have, on average, had a 26.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, had performed at the level of America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 176,473 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that has achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ had, on average, a 23.9 percent lower risk of dying during their hospital stay for Stroke than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.

    “Our analysis shows that there is tremendous variation in clinical outcomes across hospitals, so we commend the recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for delivering exceptional quality care to their patients,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “As consumers take a more active role in managing their own health, they can have confidence that hospitals that have achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ stand above the rest.”

    The 50 recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ are distinguished for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2017 study period (2013-2015), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 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 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, please visit the Healthgrades website.

    Penrose-St. Francis is part of Centura Health, which connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and brightest minds in health care.

    *Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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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 “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” ten years in a row, 2008-2017, by Healthgrades, the only recipient in southern 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 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, senior living communities, health neighborhoods, home care and hospice services, we are making the region’s 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

     



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