The Best of Health 2020
Whether it's your pet or your family, here are our readers' choices for the best health companies
Best Health Insurer
In addition to offering health insurance, Kaiser Permanente helps businesses create a workplace culture that encourages healthy lifestyles. The strategic programs can help employers increase physical activity, serve healthier food, and help employees reduce stress. The Starting a Workforce Health Program toolkit helps companies assess, plan, gauge and measure success. Healthy employees are more engaged, report higher productivity and are less likely to cause increases in premiums. Kaiser Permanente offers health plans for small and large businesses, national, multi-state and federal businesses, occupational health and other plans. There are also benefits that include complementary care, optical and dental.
Rose Medical Center, a landmark on Ninth Avenue, has been serving the community since 1945. The acute care hospital has 422 licensed beds, and each year Rose cares for more than 160,000 patients with a team of 1,300 dedicated employees, 100 volunteers and more than 1,200 physicians. Part of the HealthONE system of hospitals, Rose achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award. The distinction places Rose Medical Center in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, an online resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Best Orthopedic Clinic
The Orthopedic Centers of Colorado has 19 locations that provide care from fractures to replacements. It has 150 doctors and staff who know how muscles, bone and joint injuries can stop its patients from doing what they love. Orthopedic Centers of Colorado’s areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, spinal disorders and deformity, sports medicine and performance, total joint replacement and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
“That’s why we get to know our patients,” the company’s website states. “We listen. This helps us design a customized treatment program so you can get moving again.”
Best Plastic Surgery Clinic
Dr. Raskin Plastic Surgery specializes in tummy tucks, breast implants, breast lifts and mommy makeovers. Tummy tucks start at $5,150 for a mini and includes the operating room, surgeon fee and anesthesia fee. the full tummy tuck costs $8,250 and includes the cost of the TAP block anesthesia as well as general anesthesia. Dr. Raskin is available to patients at is office, cell phone or at his home during a patient’s early recovery.
“Our mission is to help you improve your confidence and self-esteem with your new body image,” Raskin’s website states.
Best Veterinary Clinic
The Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region and provides a strong, compassionate and steadfast voice for animals who cannot speak for themselves. In addition to rescuing animals and investigating cases of neglect and mistreatment, the Dumb Friends League’s Solutions Veterinary Hospital exists to prevent and alleviate suffering in pets whose caretakers would otherwise be unable to provide care. The Solutions Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital that provides preventive care so animals are less likely to contract diseases that cause suffering and cares for injured and ill pets.