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Penrose-St. Francis Heart Institute

The Penrose-St. Francis Heart Institute is southern Colorado's leading heart program.
With a tradition of leadership and innovation dating back to the first open heart surgery in Colorado in 1964, today's Penrose-St. Francis  Heart Institute provides comprehensive, leading-edge heart diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services.

The dedicated Penrose-St. Francis cardiac surgery team of 250 professionals combines skill, experience, technology, outstanding facilities and a collaborative approach that ensures patients of a uniquely high standard of care including:

  • Prevention, diagnostic care, surgery and cardiac rehabilitation services combined in a coordinated, multi-disciplinary program
  • The latest technologies and procedures are administered by the area's most experienced heart care team to provide a standard of care that is among the finest anywhere
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Outstanding group of physician partners
  • Highly-trained staff
  • Surgical outcomes are consistently above national benchmarks 

Some of our many awards include:

  • Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® - Cardiac Benchmarks for Success Award
  • U.S.News & World Report - America's Best Hospitals Award for 2006-2008
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program of excellence
  • HealthGrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Excellence
  • United Healthcare Center of Excellence 
  • Consumer Reports Top 50 Program for Bypass Surgery


Linda's Heart Attack Story

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