Penrose-st.-francisThree Centura Health hospitals — Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Porter Adventist Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital — have been named to the 2014 top 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health care industry leaders. The hospitals and health systems featured on the list offer exceptional orthopedic departments, programs or dedicated centers that include physicians who provide outstanding patient care, front-line orthopedic research and treat professional athletes.

“Centura Health has a strong legacy of delivering comprehensive orthopedic care through evidence-based medicine and best practices across our integrated network,” said Wendi Dammann, vice president, corporate communications, Centura Health. “This national recognition highlights the daily dedication and commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff to extend high-quality, compassionate care to the communities we serve in Colorado and western Kansas.”

To develop the national list of 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team analyzed data from U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CareChex and Blue Cross Blue Shield. The editorial team weighted the aforementioned rankings and awards and conducted editorial research to compile the 2014 list.

The Penrose-St. Francis Total Joint and Spine Center specializes in care for hip, knee, shoulder and spine patients. More than 50 orthopedic physicians and neurosurgeons are on the medical staff in the Total Joint and Spine Center, which includes a gym to support early mobilization and physical therapy. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was listed among CareChex’s top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery in 2014.

The hospital is also designated as a Blue Distinction Center for both spine surgery and knee and hip replacements. The hospital received both the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence and Joint Replacement Excellence awards from Healthgrades in 2014 and is Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


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