Ribbon Cutting for the New St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center

September 10, 2021

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) Centura Health, the region’s largest health care leader is ready to welcome, treat and care for oncology patients at the new St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center. The new center is part of the Centura Health Cancer Network, which is one of the few cancer networks in the country and the only one in Colorado accredited by both the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers.

The new 28,000-square-feet, state-of-the-art facility is the first comprehensive outpatient cancer in the state. Meaning patients will visit all their doctors, specialists, and therapists at one place. The center will house a breast care center, the center for women’s imaging, radiation oncology and gynecologic oncology services. All these services in one place means better and more streamlined care for cancer patients in the community.

“Centura strives to meet patients where they are. It became clear that with the rapid growth in the eastern part of the city, we had to expand the excellent cancer care provided at Penrose Cancer Center,” said Eric Koval, oncology director for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “Also included under the single roof is Genetic Counseling, Research Nurses, Social Work, Dietary, and Physical Therapy.”

Brian Erling, MD, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services said this center is a major milestone in Centura’s commitment to whole person care and the Colorado Springs community.

Tours of the new facility are available following the ribbon cutting.

Media Information

  • What - St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center Grand Opening & Tour
  • When -Thursday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m
  • Where - 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. Colo. Springs 80923
  • Who - Interviews available with:
    • Brian Erling, MD, CEO, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
    • Eric Koval, Director of Oncology, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
  • How - All media welcome. For questions, please contact Becky Brockman at 719-271-8699 or [email protected].


About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado, Utah and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

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