• Awards & Honors


  • Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is proud to be named one of "America's 50 Best Hospital's" for 7 years in a row (2008 - 2014) by HealthGrades, the only recipient in Colorado and the Top 1 percent in the nation!

    View all of our HealthGrades Awards.


    Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has received the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades.The distinction makes Penrose-St. Francis one of the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance.

    Magnet Recognized

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is proud to be a Magnet-recognized organization, as the credential reinforces our dedication to quality patient care. Magnet-recognized organizations consistently demonstrate:

    • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information;
    • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue; and
    • Lower rates of falls.

    We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest-quality care, and this credential is confirmation of our success in this endeavor.




    Additional Awards
    - Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital 2014 
    - Recipient of the Colorado Springs Better Business Bureau Excellence in Customer Service Award 2012
    - Penrose Cancer Center is a recipient of the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award 2011
    - One of Becker's Hospital Review's 65 Great Community Hospitals, 2011
    - St. Francis Medical Center - One of Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Community Hospitals, 2012 & 2013
    - Only Organization in southern Colorado to Receive the American Heart Association's "Fit Friendly Employer" Award for Past 5 years (2007-2011)
    - American Heart Association's Community Fitness Innovation Award (2011)
    - Consumer Reports Top 50 Heart Bypass Surgery Program for two years in a row (2010, 2011)
    - Winner of Premier Healthcare Alliance 2009 Premier Award for Quality , one of 23 winners from 3,796 eligible
    - Recipient of the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-Get with the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2009 and 2010 - one of only 121 hospitals nationwide 
    - Selected to U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospital's" list in 2006, 2007 and 2008
    - Named to Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® list for 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 , including one of Thomson Reuters 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals® in the United States . The annual Thomson Reuters award for cardiovascular services objectively measures performance on key criteria at the nation's top-performing, acute-care hospitals.
    - Named a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® performance improvement leader , recognizing U.S. hospitals that achieve the fastest rate of consistent, annual, clinical and organizational improvement during a five-year period (1999-2003).

    Accreditations & Distinctions
    - The Leapfrog Group awarded St. Francis Medical Center an "A" grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, (the only hospital in southern Colorado to achieve this score) which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. 
    - Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
    - Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR); Penrose Hospital is the Only Imaging Center in southern Colorado to Hold this Designation
    - Penrose-St. Francis Breast Care Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
    - The Trauma Center at Penrose Hospital has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons
    - Named a 2009 Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care
    - Awarded 2008-2009 CIGNA Healthcare Top Quality Designation
    - Penrose Hospital is the Only Facility in southern Colorado Designated a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
    - Received a 2007 UnitedHealth Premium® Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center designation , reflecting national recognition of the quality of care provided
    - Penrose Cancer Center is Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is the Only Facility in Colorado Accredited for Radiation Therapy by the American College of Radiology
    - Penrose Cancer Center is the only facility in Colorado named to participate in a multi-million dollar National Cancer Institute (NCI) pilot project that is bringing state-of-the-art treatment to local community hospitals
    - PSF's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has the Highest Level of Accreditation from the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
    - The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is Accredited as a Program of Excellence by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    - Our Diabetes and Renal Care Center is Fully Accredited by the American Diabetes Association
    - Named a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery
    - UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center (2009/2010)
    - Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care - Spine Surgery
    - Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care - Total Joint Replacement
    - Aetna Institutes of Quality Cardiac Medical Intervention (2011-2012)
    - Aetna Institutes of Quality Cardiac Rhythm (2011-2012)
    - Aetna Institutes of Quality Cardiac Surgery (2011-2012) 
    - Named a 2009 Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care
    - Awarded 2008-2009 CIGNA Healthcare Top Quality Designation
    - J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Award for service excellence (2004) 

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