CommonSpirit Health honors three hospitals for earning an “A” for Social Responsibility on national rankings index

June 26, 2024

Penrose, St. Anthony North and St. Anthony Summit among best in nation at serving their patients and communities, according to Lown Institute

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) June 25, 2024 – CommonSpirit Health is proud to announce that three of its hospitals earned an “A” grade on the 2024-25 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster and St. Anthony Summit Hospital in Frisco achieved this grade through strong performance across metrics of health equity, patient outcomes, and value of care, out of more than 3,500 hospitals nationwide.

  • Penrose Hospital ranked 17 out of 44 acute care hospitals in Colorado. According to the Index, the hospital also performed well on Lown’s Value of Care and Patient Outcomes metrics.
  • St. Anthony North Hospital ranked 4 out of 44 acute care hospitals in Colorado. The hospital also performed well on Lown’s Health Equity category and and Patient Outcomes metrics.
  • St. Anthony Summit Hospital ranked 2 out of 44 acute care hospitals in Colorado. It also received honor roll designation for earning “A” grades in all three categories: Health Equity, Value of Care and Patient Outcomes.

Note: These are independent rankings, and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed

“Great care is only great if everyone can access it,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “We need hospitals that are not only leaders in clinical care, but also strong community partners — and these socially responsible hospitals are showing the way.”

The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility is the only ranking to combine metrics of health equity and value of care alongside patient outcomes, for more than 2,700 acute care and 800 critical access hospitals nationwide - offering a holistic view of hospitals as total community partners. In the fifth annual rankings, the 2024-25 Lown Index evaluates hospitals on over 50 measures including novel metrics such as community benefit, racial inclusivity, and avoidance of overuse. The Lown Institute is an independent think tank advocating bold ideas for a just and caring system for health. Learn more at


About CommonSpirit Health

CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. The Mountain Region includes 20 hospitals, 240 physician practices and clinics, emergency and urgent care centers, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado. With its national office in Chicago and a team of over 175,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit operates 142 hospitals and more than 2,200 care sites across 24 states. In FY 2022, CommonSpirit had revenues of $33.9 billion and provided $4.9 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at