January 29, 2019

Elite cyclist back in the saddle after traumatic accident

Kaiser Permanente member Tracey Jacobs-Haimann grateful for her surgeon and care team after a life-changing and potentially career-ending injury.

In 2018, Kaiser Permanente member Tracey Jacobs-Haimann, an elite cyclist, was in the best shape of her life. But at the end of a successful season of competition, she suffered a devastating crash while biking in Boulder, Colorado, which resulted in traumatic injuries including a broken neck.

Fearing an end to her career, she was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Through the dedication and commitment of her neurosurgeon, Peter Lennarson, MD, and her health care team at Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Jacobs-Haimann made a successful journey to get back on her bike.

Watch this incredible story of high-quality care at its finest.