Colorado's Health-Care Leaders of 2018
The Best of Colorado – Health – includes hospitals, insurance providers, pharmacies and more
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Kaiser Permanente Colorado is comprised of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado and the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, with more than 1,200 physicians. There are 660,000 Kaiser Permanente Colorado members through 31 medical offices across the state. Kaiser Permanente offers convenience options for managing health including "Chat with a Doctor," an online platform that allows members to securely interact with a physician in real time.
"At Kaiser Permanente, we always look for opportunities to improve the entire patient care experience," says Roland Lyon, Kaiser Permanente Colorado president. "We're pleased our members enjoy our virtual care offerings like "Chat," which make it easier for members to access health care on their terms."
Last fall, Rose Medical Center opened the new Rose Babies Birth Center, which has a dedicated entrance that expectant parents and loved ones can use 24 hours a day, including holidays, and a separate elevator into the secure unit. The hospital, part of HealthONE, is also building new main floor cath labs for cardiovascular patients.
Also in the works are two new sites of the Rose Center for Women's Health, one at Stapleton and another on South Pearl Street. Set to open this year, the centers will provide not just obstetrics and gynecology but also women's imaging and other services. Also new this year will be an orthopedic clinic in Arvada.
Walgreens is a champion of health and well-being in the communities served by its 8,100 locations across the U.s., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company interacts with 8 million people a day, whether it's in stores, online at walgreens.com or through its mobile app. The company provides immunizations and expert counseling at its specialty pharmacies that focuses on complex disease such as hepatitis and HIV.