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How Can I Make An IMPACT?

Below please find listed the numerous way you can make an IMPACT on the health of your community through a gift to the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation.

Sisters of Charity Patient Financial Assistance Program
Patients who struggle with the cost of durable medical equipment or challenging financial circumstances upon leaving the hospital can receive support through the Sisters of Charity Patient Financial Assistance Program. A significant portion of the financial assistance provided by this program is comprised of donations from associates.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
More than 700 babies born this year at St. Francis Medical Center will need intensive care. In order to continue to provide top-quality, infant-directed emergency care we will nearly double the number of beds in the NICU to meet the needs of our growing community.

John Zay Guest House
Located on the northeast corner of Tejon and Madison, just across the street from Penrose Hospital, the John Zay Guest House is a 22 room and/or suite hospitality residence available for outpatients and families of patients receiving treatment at Penrose Hospital or Penrose Cancer Center. There is never a charge for patients and their families to stay at the house, though some do opt to make a donation. Gifts to the House help pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the House, along with daily needs such as food and supplies for guests during their stay.

Cancer Programs
To get the very best cancer care, you don't have to travel very far. Strengthened by the Centura Health network, Colorado and Kansas' largest system of hospitals working together to treat more cancer patients, the Penrose Cancer Center brings world-class cancer technology and physicians right to southern Colorado's residents. We have been providing quality cancer care to adult patients since 1939, are one of the best-known, longest-standing community cancer programs in the western United States and have been a pioneer in radiation oncology for more than 70 years. Donations to our cancer programs assist patients with items not typically covered by insurance.

Flight for Life® 
Flight for Life® provides trauma transport across several states' highways and skyways with the region's most well-equipped helicopters. The Flight for Life® medical team involves paramedic and pediatric specialists in emergency medicine. Flight for Life®, operating out of Denver, Frisco, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, is part of the emergency transport services of Centura Health. Staffed with highly trained nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists, Flight for Life® is able to handle all patients in need of air medical transport, or ground transport by the Critical Care Ground Transport ambulance.

Penrose-St. Francis General Support Fund
The spirit of this greatest needs fund lies in giving all Penrose-St. Francis Health Services departments access to the funding they need to provide world-class care, whether it is a piece of equipment or an innovative initiative.

Global Health Initiatives (GHI)
Everyone, everywhere deserves access to health care. GHI programs deliver health and wellness to under-served communities around the world through partnerships with other faith-based, local hospitals. These relationships ensure sustainability of our programs.

To speak to someone about any of these programs, or other ways to make an IMPACT on health in your community, please contact the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation at 719.776.7760.