A $100 million investment will help improve member experience and prepare for growth.
For more than 50 years, Kaiser Permanente — the state’s largest nonprofit health plan — has provided Coloradans with high-quality health care and coverage. To enhance service for our current members and to prepare for future growth, we’re investing $100 million to build new and upgraded state-of-the-art medical facilities in 8 communities across Colorado’s Front Range.
Two brand-new facilities will replace existing medical offices in leased spaces in Parker and Pueblo. The new medical offices will have innovative technology and be designed with a focus on environmental sustainability to achieve LEED certification. The new facilities will make it easier and more convenient for members to see their doctor, fill a prescription, and get blood work or an X-ray, all under one roof. Construction for both the Parker and Pueblo facilities is estimated to begin in early 2024 with a targeted opening in Summer 2025.
“We’re proud to serve and invest in Colorado and build for the future,” said Mike Ramseier, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado. “We’ve been laser-focused on providing the best health care, access, and affordability, and it’s paying off. Our membership is growing, along with our commitment to the Colorado communities we serve.”
The largest project includes building a brand-new 1-story 22,500-square-foot primary care medical office on 6.5 acres of previously purchased land at the northeast intersection of Parker Road and Hess Road in Parker. The new building in the booming South Parker community will replace our existing Parker Medical Offices at 10168 Parkglenn Way, which we’ve outgrown. Transitioning to a 30% bigger, newly designed facility will offer better functionality and better access to care with 67% more exam rooms. Members will have access to primary care clinics, behavioral health services, a pharmacy, laboratory, and imaging.
We’re planning to purchase land before the end of the year in Pueblo’s north side to build a 1-story 15,000-square-foot primary care medical office from the ground up to replace our current space at 3670 Parker Blvd. This will put the proposed facility where the most population growth is occurring and serve as a second location from the Kaiser Permanente Acero Medical Offices in Pueblo’s south side. Along with primary care, pharmacy, laboratory, and imaging services, the new Pueblo North Medical Offices plan to provide rotating specialty care.
We’re also planning extensive renovations of some of our largest regional medical offices in 2023, including the Baseline Medical Offices in Boulder, the Rock Creek Medical Offices in Lafayette, and the Lone Tree Medical Offices in Lone Tree. In addition, we’re continuing to upgrade the Franklin Medical Offices in downtown Denver with new medical and IT equipment, as well as updated furniture, paint, and flooring.
Early planning is also underway for either a rebuild or significant renovation of the medical offices in Lakewood and Westminster. More project details will be announced soon.
This large-scale investment furthers our mission of providing high-quality, affordable health care services and improving the health of our members and the communities we serve. Investing in infrastructure to meet the needs of our members will help us serve these growing communities well into the future.