Folks in the Village Seven neighborhood are upset that Centura Health plans to close Penrose Community Hospital in August when it opens its new $207 million St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard.
Here is a map of Colorado Springs and its hospitals.
Village Seven residents have enjoyed their proximity to Penrose Community and the business it attracted to the area, creating jobs for neighborhood residents. Here are maps of the neighborhood.
Leaders of the Village Seven Homeowners Association hope to attract another hospital to the 15-acre campus now occupied by Penrose Community.