In a recent press release in the Gazette, Penrose Hospital was recognized as providing the top GI care in the state of Colorado for 2008. Penrose won the award again in 2009. This is according to HealthGrades, an independent company who gathers mortality and complications data on dozens on health conditions and illnesses.

Penrose had previously been recognized by HealthGrades as the only Colorado hospital to make it among America’s 50 Best Hospitals. In addition to the current recognition in GI medicine, Penrose also ranked #1 in Critical Care Medicine.

We are proud to continue our exclusive relationship with Penrose and Centura Health, as we only provide inpatient care at Penrose Hospital and the new St. Francis Medical Center.

We also proudly point out that our seven physicians represent nearly 70% of the GI staff who were instrumental in helping Penrose achieve the #1 ranking. We believe we provide, at Associates in Gastroenterology, some of the best GI care in the state, and we have the recognition and ranking to back that belief up.

Endoscopy Center of Colorado Springs Receives National Recognition

The Endoscopy Center of Colorado Springs, LLC, recently received a national quality award from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for excellence in our program of reporting pathology (biopsy results) back to patients and referring physicians.

This award highlights our commitment to quality health care with excellent communication to patients and doctors. We feel it is a given that patients take away from their endoscopic experience a thorough understanding of findings and timely access to biopsy results. We are also quite proud of our managers and their clinical expertise.

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Get Blued! For Colon Cancer Awareness Month Did you know colon cancer is the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States? But it doesn’t have to stay this way. Early detection through screening can dramatically reduce your risk. This means having your colon checked regularly starting at age 50, or sooner if you are at higher risk.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month . Help slash these stats by joining the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Dress in Blue Day movement. Through this national campaign and their screening, research and patient support initiatives, we can knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers for good.
Don’t forget, screening saves!