Stay Healthy with the Best of 2019
Our readers pick the top insurer, hospital and pharmacy in Colorado
BEST HEALTH INSURER
Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of the nation’s leading health-care providers and not-for-profit health plans. The organization serves 12.2 million members in eight states and Washington, D.C. In Colorado, Kaiser has 647,155 members. Kaiser Permanente focuses on the total health of members, which is guided by personal physicians, specialists and a team of caregivers. Nationwide, Kaiser has 39 hospitals, 690 medical offices, 22,914 physicians and 59,127 nurses. It employs an additional 217,415 technical, administrative and clerical workers and caregivers.
The 284-bed Sky Ridge Medical Center, located on a 57-acre campus at the southwest corner of Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue in Lone Tree, provides comprehensive health care services. Among its offerings are a full range of surgical suites, diagnostic and imaging services, cardiac services, the Sky Ridge Cancer Center, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, and Helipad for AirLife. Sky Ridge’s special features include private patient rooms, wireless internet access, artwork primarily by Colorado artists, the Sky Ridge Cafe and outdoor patio and a children’s playground donated by the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
There are 181 Walgreens locations in Colorado, including several that have 24-hour pharmacies. Denver was among the first locations to offer LabCorp at Walgreens, featuring a range of diagnostic laboratory services, and now the Deerfield, Illinois-based chain plans to bring LabCorp at Walgreens to 600 stores across the U.S. over the next four years. Safe medication disposal kiosks are available at 18 Colorado pharmacies. Next-day prescription delivery is available through a partnership with FedEx in most of the Colorado stores and nationwide. Recently, Walgreens launched Feel More Like You, a pharmacy, health and beauty service available at no cost to help people living with cancer manage the medical and physical changes associated with cancer treatment. At some Colorado store locations, pharmacists have been specially trained to recommend over-the-counter products to help manage treatment side effects such as skin rash, increased fatigue, mouth sores and dry mouth.