Thursday, February 28, 2008

Penrose-St. Francis on list of best hospitals

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, managed by Centura Health, is the only Colorado hospital to be identified as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades, a Golden-based ratings group.
Hospitals on the list were found to have an average 27 percent lower mortality rate than other U.S. hospitals.
Released Feb.25, the ranking indicating quality is based on clinical outcomes from 100 million hospitalization records from 5,000 U.S. hospitals from 1999 to 2006. To make the list, facilities must have been in the top 5 percent in the nation for clinical outcomes of 27 procedures and diagnoses for all years studied.
The list, which also includes Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, is posted at

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