Penrose Hospital (Colorado Springs, CO) Complication Rates & Reviews

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PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Penrose Hospital located in 2222 NORTH NEVADA AVENUE - Colorado Springs, CO. Containing reports of complications, death rates etc. Reviews and real experiences of patients and their loved ones are invited. The treatment and medical care statistics listed below are updated and synced twice a year as per the 'Medicare Database' via an API.
 
Provider ID
060031
Address
2222 NORTH NEVADA AVENUE
City
COLORADO SPRINGS
State
CO
ZIP Code
80907
County
EL PASO
Phone Number
7197765000
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
20 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
2%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
46 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
268 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
4.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
61%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
4%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
13.8%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
12.7%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
4%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
14.8%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
10%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
15.7%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.7%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
8.52
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
2.45
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
2.09
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery National Comparison
Significantly better than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
0.91
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
1.11
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.05
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
128.06
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.36
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.94
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Abdominal Hysterectomy
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Attack 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Stroke Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
Significantly better than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
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scarlett1963

New Member
I was here at the ER because I sustained injuries during a workout session. I was brought in and was immediately attended to without any delay. My blood and urine tests were done as soon as I was taken in but it took some time for them to give me the results of the same.

I did not mind them taking time because it was early in the morning. But otherwise, things went pretty fine. The nurses were very kind to me and responsive too. They saw to it that I was comfortable and well taken care of.

Overall, my experience at this hospital was good and one can rely on these people for some good medical treatment.
 
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freewheeling

New Member
I got injured while skating last winter and had to be taken to the emergency department and examined on priority. When I was brought in, it took around half an hour for a doctor to see me. But I wouldn’t blame them for the same because I could see that they were truly busy and were trying their level best to do something for me as soon as possible.

After 45 minutes or so, a nurse finally got some breather to take my triage and very soon after that I was admitted. Then the care I received from each one of the staff was superb and beyond compare. Although quite overworked, the nursing staff seemed great.

Despite every staff being overworked, they ensured that all their patients are comfortable and attended to. I love the spirit with which they work. But at the same time, it is a little difficult for doctors to visit you because they are overloaded too.

I think the management should take some measures so that the nurse to patient and the doctor to patient ratios are manageable. Else all the staff will keep struggling to take good care of their patients.
 
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staccato

New Member
I was admitted to Penrose hospital and underwent a hip replacement surgery there. I was admitted there for a week and on the seventh day, I was asked to pack my bags and leave the hospital. I persuaded them to keep me for a few more days so that I can recover completely but they were so rude to me and said I had to leave so that the room can be used by someone else.

All of a sudden they discharged me; it seemed to me as if I was being abandoned in the middle of my treatment. I was really scared because I had undergone a major surgery and all of a sudden I was asked to leave the hospital and go home. None of the doctors or my surgeons even came to meet me before I left. I was not even given a chance to express my concerns. This has been my worst hospital experience till date.
 
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slapdash

New Member
Do not go into this place alone for an admission

I am not quite sure how things would turn out to be if you are just visiting your doctor for a normal check-up but even for that I would advise that you take someone along to accompany you throughout the process.

My wife had taken by niece there because all of a sudden she started feeling uneasy. The ER department made both of them wait for a very long time. And finally they came back with some diagnosis and got her admitted. And for all this my wife had to keep pushing them and be after their life. So, in my opinion if you go alone, they will try to take advantage of your situation and do away with you easily.

If a family member or a friend accompanies you, then you can be relaxed as you know there is somebody to fight for what you need and get it to you.

I don’t think these people deserve a good rating because of the long wait period and their money minded attitude.
 
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LUcilLE

New Member
I overdosed on a few pills by mistake in an attempt to get some sleep and when my husband realized this, he immediately took me to the ER of penrose fearing for my life. My husband explained the situation there and I don’t know what meaning the nurses derived out of their conversation with my husband.

They started treating me like a suicide attempt case and what could have been over with a stomach wash, they chained me to my hospital bed and started treating me like a drug addict. I felt like a criminal because I was held against my will in such an awkward position.

Now this is not what you expect when you go in to a hospital realizing the blunder you made, expecting a solution. But this is how the so called well qualified nurses of a supposedly good hospital treat you. They should first learn how to take care of their patients and give them some human like treatment.
 
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