Centura Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Ranks Among Top 3 in State for Joint Replacement

May 10, 2022

Penrose-St. Francis recognized for superior outcomes in Joint Replacement, according to Healthgrades

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Centura Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is among the top 3 in Colorado for Joint Replacement according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

In addition to Penrose-St. Francis ranking in the top 3 in Colorado, they are also among the top 100 Hospitals in the nation for joint replacement. For the state ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide focusing on eight key specialties across a mix of chronic, urgent, and planned clinical areas. 

“It’s truly an honor to receive this recognition. This ranking solidifies Penrose and St. Francis as two of the best hospitals for joint care and replacement in Colorado. Our Orthopedics team is highly skilled and experienced in helping patients reduce their pain and improve their movements through a variety of therapies and minimally invasive surgical procedures,” said Brian Erling, MD, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.

“In fact, Centura’s third hospital in Colorado Springs, St. Francis Hospital – Interquest, is dedicated to spine and Ortho care. When we open in summer of 2023, our focus on new technologies will allow our team to assist their Orthopedic patients through remote monitoring and digital care.”

Hospitals recognized as among the Top Ranked in their state by Healthgrades are providing patients with measurably superior clinical outcomes. For example, from 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving a state ranking for Joint Replacement have, on average 60.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that were not state ranked for Joint Replacement. 

“Being recognized among the top 3 in Colorado for Joint Replacement is a great achievement that speaks to Centura’s ongoing commitment to high quality care. Hospitals receiving a top state ranking have much to be proud of as their deep medical expertise has built a track record of delivering positive outcomes for their patients," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades.

Visit healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.