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Facts about Penrose St. Francis Health Services

After 60 railroad workers were injured in a train derailment near Leadville in the late 1880s, B.P. Anderson, MD, and four sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration began a door-to-door fundraising campaign to build a hospital in Colorado Springs. Since its inception, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been infused with vision and dedicated to clinical excellence, whole-person care and serving the unique needs of its communities.

Distinctive Services

While Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (PSF) offers a full complement of emergency, medical and surgical services, several programs and clinical specialties truly distinguish the system:
• The Penrose Cancer Center brings leading-edge, compassionate cancer care to the people of southern Colorado.
• Penrose-St. Francis' acclaimed heart program consistently achieves outcomes that exceed national benchmarks.
• St. Francis Medical Center specializes in maternal-child health with a state-of-the-art birthing center, a Level IIIA neonatal intensive care unit and northern Colorado Springs’ only dedicated pediatric unit.                     
• The PSF Laboratories provide a comprehensive range of tertiary care anatomic and clinical diagnostic services ranging from bedside point of care chemistries to electron microscopy and molecular testing.
• Penrose’s Center for Behavioral Health helps businesses retain healthy and productive employees.
• The PSF Health Learning Center is dedicated to healthy aging through an interdisciplinary approach to managing chronic diseases.

Expanded service                                                                             
• St. Francis Medical Center, a $207-million full-service hospital, opened in August 2008 as the only full-service hospital in northeast Colorado Springs. Services include birth center, emergency service, Level IIIA neonatal intensive care unit, inpatient/outpatient surgery, pediatric unit and Level IV Trauma Center.
• Five-story E Tower opened January 2005 on the Penrose Hospital campus. This tower boasts a high-tech, 36-bed, critical care unit; 36 private-bed cardiovascular floor; Wellness Center; physician offices; main lobby; pharmacy; gift shop; registration area; boardroom and courtyard.                                                                                                                              
• The Thelma and Peter Morici Emergency Department at Penrose Hospital was completely renovated in 2012.

Awards & Honors

By the Numbers

  • 2,601 associates
  • 782 affiliated physicians
  • 522 licensed beds
  • 21,810 annual admissions*
  • 88,176 annual emergency department visits*
  • $120 million in uncompensated and charity care provided annually*

*    For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012


St. Francis Medical Center
6001 E. Woodmen Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Penrose Hospital
2222 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Includes Penrose Mountain Urgent Care, Penrose Community Urgent Care, Penrose-St. Francis Health Learning Center, Colorado Sports and Spine Centers and EAP Corporate Health Services.

Patient & Community Resources

  • Penrose-St. Francis offers free, health information and physician referrals: 719-776-5555.

  • The Penrose Cancer Center has a variety of patient resources, including outreach programs for women of color, free cancer screenings, on-campus housing and dental oncology services.

  • The Birth Center at St. Francis Medical Center offers an array of classes for moms-to-be, dads, grandparents, siblings and even the family dog!

  • The Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation supports Penrose-St. Francis in its work to provide important services to the community. To give a gift, contact the foundation at 719-776-7760.

Centura Health complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care or service on the grounds of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual preference, ancestry, age, familial status, disability or handicap.

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