Penrose recognized for joint replacement

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been designated a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center for 2007-2009.

The designation means that Penrose-St. Francis has met quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards.

UnitedHealthcare developed the designation program to give its members information about total joint replacement hospitals meeting their quality criteria.

The designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities and outcomes that were submitted to UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest health insurance providers in Colorado.