Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named a Blue distinction center for Cardiac Care – one of only three hospitals in the state to receive the designation.

Blue Distinction Centers must be accredited by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Joint Commission, provide a wide-range of cardiac services and have medical response teams available 24 hours a day. Primary team’s are required to include an in-house Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified doctor.

Nearly 800 health care organizations have achieved Blue distinction.