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Penrose Hospital Main

Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis and the Sisters of Charity, Penrose-St. Francis is a member of Centura Health, a statewide health care system sponsored jointly by Catholic Health Initiatives and the Adventist Health System

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 is the home to the new Total Joint and Spine Center, a 33-bed state-of-the-art unit that caters to patients who have undergone joint or spine surgery. Our expert surgeons, fully coordinated team of clinical staff, physical therapists and nurse navigators provide a full continuum of care from diagnosis to rehabilitation.
• 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 III neonatal intensive care unit, inpatient/outpatient surgery, pediatric unit and Level III 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.
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