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    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Named AMERICA’S 100 BEST for Cardiac Care, Orthopedic Surgery and Pulmonary Care

    November 11,2013

    Colorado Springs, Colo. – Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, published a study today recognizing Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with America’s 100 Best Hospitals designations for cardiac care, orthopedic surgery and pulmonary care. It marks the second year in a row that Penrose-St. Francis has received this recognition in orthopedic surgery. The achievement is part of findings released today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. A 5-star rating indicates that Penrose-St. Francis’ clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated. “Penrose-St. Francis has been a vital part of this community for more than 125 years,” said Margaret Sabin, president and chief executive officer of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.

    “Until recently, consumers chose a hospital based on reputation or location. Tools such as this Healthgrades report now allow consumers to research and choose a hospital based on the quality of care that a hospital provides, and we’re finding that they’re willing to travel to get quality care.”

     Penrose-St. Francis has been one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for the past six consecutive years. The 2014 recipient list is scheduled to be announced in February 2014.

    “Hospitals achieve this distinction by providing better than expected outcomes for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Executive Vice President, Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades. “When selecting physicians associated with a hospital that has achieved this recognition, consumers can expect a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care.”

    For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 31 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades awards hospitals quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star (statistically better than expected), 3 star (statistically as expected) and 1 star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements for individual hospitals may be found at www.healthgrades.com/find-a-hospital.

    More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

     In addition to being named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in three areas, Penrose-St. Francis was also recognized by Healthgrades in a number of other areas:

    Cardiac

     • Recipient of Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award in 2014

    • Ranked among the top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2014

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 3 years in a row (2012-2014)

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 12 years in a row (2003-2014)

    Orthopedic

     • Recipient of Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award for 2 years in a row (2013-2014)

     • Recipient of Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 4 years in a row (2011-2014)

     • Ranked among the top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 years in a row (2013-2014)

     • Ranked among the top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 4 years in a row (2011-2014)

    • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 4 years in a row (2011-2014)

     • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 4 years in a row (2011-2014)

     • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 years in a row (2013-2014)

     • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 4 years in a row (2011-2014) Neurosciences

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2014

    Pulmonary

    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 10 years in a row (2005-2014)

     • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 years in a row (2013-2014)

     • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 2 years in a row (2013-2014)

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 12 years in a row (2003-2014)

    Vascular

     • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery for 3 years in a row (2012-2017)

     Gastrointestinal

    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award in 2014

     • Ranked among the top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2014

    • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/stomach Surgeries in 2014

    • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2014

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2014

     Critical Care

    • Recipient of Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for 10 years (2004-2014)

     • Ranked among the top 10% in the nation for Critical Care for 10 years in a row (2005-2014)

     • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 11 years in a row (2004-2014)

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 10 years in a row (2005-2014)

    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 10 years in a row (2005-2014)



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