Recognition & Awards

Patient Testimonials

“Andrew and Dr. Nickell were excellent! All staff were very accommodating and provided excellent assistance.” 

– 10/27/2017

“Jalean was very helpful and professional.  She has great bedside manner.”


“Andrew, Erin, Michelle, and Chris were a fantastic team! Thank you! Excellent center, excellent service.”


Notable Accreditations/Awards

  • SCPC Chest Pain Center Accreditation (Cycle 4)
  • 2014 AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Accreditation
  • Get with the Guidelines Platinum Performance Award @ both Penrose and St. Francis Medical Centers
  • AHA Mission Lifeline (STEMI) Heart Attack Receiving CenterPenrose Hospital: Gold
  • St. Francis Medical Center: Silver
  • Consumer Reports: 3-Star (highest) Bypass Surgery Program
  • Consumer Reports: Top 50 Heart Bypass Surgery Program
  • HealthGrades
    • 100 Best Cardiac Care
    • 2015 Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology
    • 2014-2015 Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services
    • 2012-2015 5-Star Treatment for a Heart Attack
    • 2013-2015 5-Star Treatment for Heart Failure
  • NCDR: 2014 ACTION Performance Achievement Award: Platinum
  • US News & World Report: Top 50 Heart Programs Nationally
  • Truven Health Analytics: 2014 Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals