Best of Colorado Business Choice 2016 health winners
Our readers choose the best in insurers and hospitals
Here are the Best of Colorado Business Choice winners and finalists in the health category.
BEST HEALTH INSURER
Kaiser Permanente Colorado is comprised of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado and the Colorado Permanente Medical Group with more than 1,100 physicians. There are 675,000 Kaiser Permanente Colorado members through 30 medical offices across the state. Members appreciate the one stop care and coverage model, says Roland Lyon, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado. “Having the physicians, pharmacy, and X-ray all under one roof certainly is compelling and resonates with members,” he says. Also, in 2015 Kaiser Permanente Colorado directed more than $124 million to community benefit programs.
Runners-up: UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, Aetna
Rose Medical Center – HealthONE
A Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for more than 60 years, Rose Medical Center has earned a reputation as Denver’s “Baby Hospital” while becoming a leader in comprehensive women’s services, heart and vascular care, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, weight-loss surgery and emergency care. Rose has become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. In 2016, Rose will unveil the results of several major renovation projects. Among the service areas boasting newly-renovated units is the Rose Orthopedic & Spine Center, bringing patients and their families the latest in quality and comfort. There will also be modernized units on Rose’s dedicated obstetrics floor and Rose’s Emergency Department is undergoing improvements to continue meeting the needs of a growing Denver community.
Runners-up: Swedish Medical Center HealthONE, Sky Ridge Medical Center HealthONE, University of Colorado Hospital
Walgreens got its start in 1901 with a single store in Chicago and has grown to more than 8,200 drugstores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
With stores located within five miles of 75 percent of Americans and its popular online offerings and mobile app, Walgreens interacts with 8 million customers a day, whether they’re shopping for last-minute grocery or gift needs or a prescription.
The company’s pharmacists are playing a greater role in health care than ever. In addition to offering pharmacy services, Walgreens provides access to services such as health tests and immunizations, which are available during pharmacy hours on a walk-in basis.
Runners-up: King Soopers, Good Day Pharmacy, Kaiser Permanente