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Top Company 2019: Health Care

Health care is an essential component for life at all ages


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In its 32nd year, ColoradoBiz's Top Company honors the Colorado companies that have drive, determination, a vision and a plan and are ultimately making the state a better place to live and work. These three companies – one winner and two finalists – represent the 2019 Top Companies in Health Care.

WINNER

The Eating Recovery Center

Denver

Led by the world’s leading experts in eating disorder and behavioral health treatment, ERC is the nation’s largest eating disorder treatment provider, with a network that includes nearly 30 facilities in seven states, with 1,300 staff members treating more than 5,000 patients a year.

Founded in 2008 with just one facility, ERC today is the only national, vertically integrated, health-care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating and behavioral health disorders. ERC passionately advocates for removing stigma in mental health, advancing health insurance coverage and supporting its community partners to bring awareness to all the resources and treatment options available to those in need. ERC supports a variety of direct and in-kind donation support, and devotes nearly $3 million annually to providing outreach services that are free to the community, direct and in-kind donations to a variety of nonprofit partners, and advocacy in Washington, D.C. to improve access to care in the field of mental health.

To meet growing demand, ERC and its brand, Insight Behavioral Health, are expanding rapidly in 2019 with a recently opened 62,000-square-foot, 72-bed, state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital, ERC Denver’s seventh facility. Earlier this year, CEO and founder Kenneth Weiner received a lifetime achievement award from the Colorado Psychiatric Society for his significant contributions to excellence in clinical care, as well as his vision, entrepreneurial spirit and mentorship. Weiner continues to treat patients and teach psychiatry students at the University of Colorado.

FINALISTS

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice

Evergreen

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice’s motto is “Mountain people helping mountain people.” It provides home health and hospice care, palliative care, support and counseling for residents of Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park counties — a rapidly changing mountain-to-metro area spanning more than 3,500 square miles. No patient in need is ever turned away, as generous community support underwrites financial assistance for the uninsured and under-insured. Recognizing that end-of-life and chronic conditions impact entire families and not just individuals, its nonprofit structure and full continuum of service encompasses direct patient care, multiple family platforms, frequent support groups, a children’s grief summer camp and other forms of companionship care. Outreach includes groups for suicide prevention and support for loss and for caregivers of those with terminal or chronic conditions and Alzheimer’s; caregiver skills classes; networking for agencies that serve seniors; and free foot and blood pressure clinics.

Quality Biomedical

Boulder

Quality Biomedical provides medical equipment supply chain management and repair services to clinical providers. Its technology platform helps companies manage the medical equipment utilized in distributed health care, managing service and repair, warehousing, logistics, records management and rental management of medical equipment. The company’s culture is established from the top down by a strong adoption of Lean principles. It knows what is possible because of the experiences gleaned from the services industry in technology companies. The company’s CEO was the COO of one of the largest service companies in the technology world and has established performance standards and promoted the adoption of Lean principles that help guide the company’s culture toward those same principles.

This article is part of the 2019 ColoradoBiz Top Company Awards. Read more about all the winners & finalists: 
ADVERTISING & MARKETING DIGITAL MARKETING ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING CONSUMER BUSINESS ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES MANUFACTURING NONPROFIT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REAL ESTATE SOFTWARE STARTUP TECHNOLOGY SERVICES TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

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Lisa Ryckman

Lisa Ryckman is ColoradoBiz's managing editor. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

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