August 8, 2019

Kaiser Permanente announces third Colorado Springs location

New multispecialty medical offices to open second quarter of 2021.

Kaiser Permanente Colorado's third location in Colorado Springs is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2021.

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Kaiser Permanente Colorado today announced plans for a new medical office building, located in northeast Colorado Springs. This latest expansion investment is part of a larger, multiyear strategy to offer more convenient care options to Kaiser Permanente’s 640,000 members in Colorado, including 61,000 members in southern Colorado. The new medical offices will be located at the intersection of North Union Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The medical offices will open to Kaiser Permanente members in 2021, providing convenient access to primary care, specialty care, laboratory, pharmacy, and routine medical imaging services, all under one roof. This is the health plan’s third medical office building in Colorado Springs and the fifth in southern Colorado.

“Southern Colorado continues to show significant growth — both in population and infrastructure. Our members in this booming area of the state have asked for more convenience in accessing their health care — and we’re listening,” said Sharon Peters, Kaiser Permanente’s chief operations officer. “We’re excited to announce this new location and invest in care delivery in southern Colorado, which is a key market for our growth in Colorado.”

While specific staffing plans are still in the works, the new medical offices will employ approximately 42 health care professionals, including 3 physicians and additional nurses, technicians, and administrative staff. Construction on the approximately 25,000-square-foot facility is planned to begin in early 2020.

The announcement to expand with this new location comes as Kaiser Permanente celebrates its 50th anniversary in Colorado. For 5 decades, Kaiser Permanente has been a market leader in Colorado’s health care industry — the first in the state to offer health care and health coverage together.

Today, the organization continues to serve as an industry leader, elevating the health of Coloradans through groundbreaking research, care delivery innovation, and strategic community health investments.

Kaiser Permanente is committed to leading the transformation of health and health care for Coloradans. The organization has recently made structural and operational improvements that will provide better, more affordable care, enhanced service, and increased convenience for its members. This will include expanding access to behavioral health services, adding evening and weekend hours in primary care, increasing same-day appointment access, and expanding telehealth options. The organization is also making strategic investments in ambulatory surgery centers — providing additional options for high-quality care outside the traditional hospital setting.

As a nonprofit health plan, Kaiser Permanente is committed to improving the health of Colorado communities. This includes support for nonprofit and community-based organizations, safety-net clinics, and a wide-range of school-based programming aimed at bolstering physical activity for students and addressing mental health needs in schools. Since 2010, Kaiser Permanente has provided more than $3 million dollars of funding to southern Colorado communities.

About Kaiser Permanente’s third location in Colorado Springs:

Open Date: Early 2021
Address: North Union Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway intersection
Square Footage: Approximately 25,000 square feet
Services
Primary Care: Family Medicine
Specialty Care: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Rheumatology
Infusion: Infusion services available
Laboratory: Draw station and testing area
Medical Imaging: Routine radiology services, ultrasound, mammography
Pharmacy: Fully stocked dispensing pharmacy for patients

For more information on becoming a Kaiser Permanente member, visit www.kp.org or call 866-294-7661.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.

Contacts:

Meredith Jones
719-930-9019
Meredith.H.Jones@kp.org

Nick Roper
303-905-7451
Nicholas.Mark.Roper@kp.org