• Penrose-St. Francis Heart & Vascular Center

  • Celebrating 50 years of heart care The Penrose-St. Francis Heart & Vascular Center provides the most advanced and effective treatments for heart and vascular care.  Our highly-skilled team of cardiologists, cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists and other specialists tackle heart and vascular disease from several fronts. From prevention and screening to advanced heart imaging technology and minimally-invasive robotic-assisted  heart surgery, the Penrose-St. Francis Heart & Vascular Center provides a full scope of care for any type of adult heart condition including:

    • Heart Disease      
    • Heart Failure
    • Aortic Disease
    • A-Fibrillation
    • Valve Disease
    • Heart Murmur
    • Artery Blockages
    • Heart Rhythm Problems
    • Lung Disease
    • Esophageal Disease  

    We are committed to educating patients and their doctors about treatment options so they can make the most informed health care decisions. We believe communication with the patient's primary care physician is key to managing a patient's condition over the long term. So, we always refer a patient back to his/her primary care physician and keep the lines of communication flowing.

    HG_Americas_100_Best_Cardiac_Care_Award_Image_2014.pngPenrose-St. Francis Health Services is the only hospital in Colorado to be named one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2014.

    TruvenTop100CardiacHosp.jpgPenrose-St. Francis Health Services is the only Colorado hospital to be named a Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital in 2014.


    The Centura Heart Network is an integrated network of cardiovascular care with statewide teams of dedicated cardiac physicians, nurses, technicians and therapists, connecting patients with early and focused prevention, rapid emergency heart services, advanced cardiovascular care, rehabilitation and palliative care. The Centura Heart Network is the largest and most comprehensive network of cardiovascular care in the state. Combining leading emergency heart care, research, education and state-of-the-art technology allows us to expand the availability of world-class cardiovascular care to all corners of Colorado. 

  • Heart Attack Care

  • Every second counts when it comes to emergency cardiovascular care. At Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, our goal is for heart attack patients to receive care an average of 60 minutes or less, a full 33% faster than the American College of Cardiology national benchmark of 90 minutes. Penrose-St. Francis, along with local emergency medical services providers, continue to excel locally, statewide and nationally in our response times for heart attack patients.

    How We Compare

    To compare heart attack care at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to specific local, statewide and national hospitals, visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.   

    Other helpful links:

    American College of Cardiology

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

    Colorado Hospital Association

    National Quality Forum

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Hospital Compare - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services




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