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    When it comes to your health care, you should never compromise. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been recognized as the only Colorado recipient of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for 8 consecutive years, placing us in the top 1% of hospitals in the nation. There are only 12 hospitals in the United States to achieve this award for eight straight years.

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services superior clinical quality has placed it among an elite group of U.S. hospitals: Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals. Both Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center worked to collectively be recognized with this distinction. 

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  • What does an America’s 50 Best Hospitals mean for patients?
    America’s Best Award recipients have demonstrated the ability to have better than expected outcomes across many different procedures and conditions and repeated that performance year after year. Patients looking to understand their options and choices for care should they need unexpected or planned hospital care can have confidence that these hospitals have a demonstrated track record for quality outcomes.

    Specifically, over 2011 -2013, these hospitals as a group, had an overall 25% lower mortality risk for 19 procedures and conditions when compared to all other hospitals.

    If all hospitals in the nation had performed at the level of this group on average, 172,626 lives could have been potentially saved

    How were hospitals determined as an America’s Best Hospital?
    Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals Award™ recognizes the top 50 and 100 hospitals for consistent clinical excellence by identifying those that received a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 2015 which is based on MedPAR data spanning 2011 – 2013. Then we identify those who have achieved that designation for the most consecutive years in which the award was available.

    To identify America’s Best Hospitals™, Healthgrades uses the following process:

    1. Hospitals that received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for at least seven consecutive years are identified.
    2. If the number of hospitals identified above was less than 50, then the recipients for the last six consecutive years were identified and sorted by average z-score from the most recent Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence analysis. The average z-score is a statistical measure of hospital quality outcomes. The top hospitals from this list were then added to the list from step 1 above to create a list of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2015. These hospitals are recognized as the top 1% in the nation for consistent clinical quality.
    3. America’s 100 Best Hospitals are determined by combining America’s 50 Best Hospitals with the next 50 top hospitals on the list of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence. These hospitals are recognized as the top 2% in the nation for consistent clinical quality.


    How does Healthgrades determine hospital quality?
    Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for over 4,500 hospitals across the nation in 36 procedures and conditions annually. Healthgrades.com provides information on objective measures of hospital performance, which allows consumers to compare their local hospitals online at www.Healthgrades.com. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for nearly every hospital in the nation; no hospital can opt-in or opt-out of being evaluated, and no hospital pays to be evaluated. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account differing levels of severity of patient illness at different hospitals and allows for hospitals to be compared equally.

    For more information about the 2015 America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals recipients, please visit www.Healthgrades.com/quality or contact Jessica DeJong, PR & Communications Manager at jdejong@Healthgrades.com or 303.390.2583.


    Additionally, Healthgrades found that Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is among the Top 10 percent in the nation for superior quality performance in:

    America's Best 100 Hospitals 
    One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for two years in a row (2013, 2014) 
    One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) 
    One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2014 
    One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ in 2014 

    Bariatrics 
    Five-Star Recipient for Bariatric Surgery 2013 and 2014    

    Cardiology 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2014-2015)
    Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2015
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 2 Years in a Row (2014-2015)
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2015
    Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2015
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row (2012-2015)
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 13 Years in a Row (2003-2015)

    Distinguished Hospital 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence 2014 

    Emergency Medicine 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)* 
    Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)* 
    Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)* 

    Critical Care 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 10 Years in a Row (2005-2014) 
    Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 10 Years in a Row (2005-2014) 
    Ranked #5 in CO for Critical Care in 2013 
    Ranked Among the Top 5 in CO for Critical Care for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) (Ranked 5 in 2013) 
    Five-Star Recipient for Overall Critical Care for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013) 
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 12 Years in a Row (2004-2015) 
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 11 Years in a Row (2005-2015) 
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 12 Years in a Row (2004-2015) 

    General Surgery 
    Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction 

    Gastrointestinal Medical Treatment 
    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 and 2015
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2014 
    Ranked Among the Top 10 in CO for GI Services for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013) (Ranked 9 in 2013) 
    Ranked Among the Top 10 in CO for General Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 6 in 2013) 
    Ranked Among the Top 10 in CO for GI Medical Treatment for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013) (Ranked 8 in 2013) 
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013) 
    Ranked #9 in CO for GI Services in 2013 
    Ranked #6 in CO for General Surgery in 2013 
    Ranked #8 in CO for GI Medical Treatment in 2013 

    Neurosciences
    Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Neurosciences Excellence Award™
    Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Neurosurgery Excellence Award™
    Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
    Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2015
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences in 2015
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosurgery in 2015
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2015
    Five-Star Recipient for Neurosurgery in 2015
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2014-2015)
    Ranked #5 in CO for Neurosciences in 2012  
    Ranked #3 in CO for Neurosurgery in 2012 
    Ranked Among the Top 5 in CO for Neurosciences in 2012 (Ranked 5 in 2012) 
    Ranked Among the Top 5 in CO for Neurosurgery in 2012 (Ranked 3 in 2012) 
    Five-Star Rated for Neurosurgery in 2012

    Orthopedics 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2013-2015)
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2011-2015)
    Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 3 Years in a Row (2013-2015)
    Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2015
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 3 Years in a Row (2013-2015)
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2011-2015)
    Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2011-2015)
    Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2011-2015)
    Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2013-2015)

    Pulmonary Services 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 11 Years in a Row (2005-2015)
    Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2013-2015)
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 11 Years in a Row (2005-2015)
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 3 Years in a Row (2013-2015)
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 13 Years in a Row (2003-2015)

    Stroke Care
    Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2014 
    Ranked Among the Top 5 or 10 in Colorado for Treatment of Stroke 
    Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke for 7 Years in a Row (2006-2012)

    Women's Health 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2009-2015) 
    Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Women's Health for 6 Years in a Row (2009 - 2014) 

    Vascular 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) 
    Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) 
    Ranked #1 in CO for Vascular Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) 
    Ranked Among the Top 5 in CO for Vascular Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013) 
    Five-Star Recipient for Vascular Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) 
    Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2012-2015) 
    Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) 

    *Healthgrades discontinued the Emergency Medicine Excellence Award January 1, 2013.

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