Penrose attains recognition for nursing excellence

Penrose attains recognition for nursing excellence

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Magnet recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Of more than 5,000 hospitals in […]

Penrose, Academy cadets help stroke victims

An entrepreneurial collaboration between Air Force Academy cadets and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is creating a new device that will help patients recover their full range of motion after strokes or injuries. Called Neumimic, the project is a partnership between Dr. Glen House, medical director of Penrose’s rehabilitation center, and USAFA cadets in mechanical and […]

Penrose to face Medicare penalty in October

Only one Colorado Springs hospital will face readmissions penalties to the federal government. That hospital is Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Penrose will lose .16 percent of its Medicare payments starting in October. It’s one of the lowest national penalties. But the hospital isn’t alone – more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide were penalized. And one, Keefe […]

Flu scare hasn’t hit Colorado Springs

While health officials worldwide are mobilizing to respond to the spread of swine flu, people in Colorado Springs seem to be taking the news in stride. The city’s two hospitals are not seeing increased emergency room visits, with people asking for swine flu tests. And the public health system seems to be holding up under […]