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Kaiser Permanente Colorado Announces Grand Opening of Lone Tree Multi-Specialty Center

       Kaiser Permanente Colorado Announces Grand Opening of Lone Tree
                            Multi-Specialty Center

New facility brings specialty care closer to home

PR Newswire

DENVER, Nov. 14, 2013

DENVER, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of planning, construction
and preparation, Kaiser Permanente will open the doors to a brand new
specialty center in Lone Tree on December 2^nd. This is the largest
construction project and the most significant addition to the health plan's
brick-and-mortar presence in Colorado in nearly a decade.

Kaiser Permanente membership in the area south of Denver has grown
substantially over the last nine years. In fact, since 2010, membership
statewide has grown 10.5 percent to more than 540,000, including 128,000
members from the South Metro Denver area. To better serve members close to
home, the health plan has expanded primary care services to the area with new
medical offices in Parker in 2009 and Castle Rock in 2011.

This new Lone Tree multi-specialty center represents the next phase of this
south Denver expansion of services bringing specialty care to the community.
In addition to Lone Tree, Kaiser Permanente Colorado has a specialty center in
downtown Denver on Franklin Street and another in Lafayette, which opened in
2005.

"The Lone Tree medical offices bring specialty care closer to you," said Donna
Lynne, DrPH, president, Kaiser Permanente Colorado. "If you live south of
Denver and need to see an allergist, visit the ophthalmologist, have routine
preventive screenings such as a mammogram or colonoscopy or even same-day
surgery or minor procedures– it's all here. We are meeting you where you are."

Kaiser Permanente Colorado member, Sean Kahra is relieved that the new Lone
Tree multi-specialty center is nearby.

"You never know when something is going to come up. Having medical care close
to home means easier access. Knowing it's right around the corner just gives
you better peace of mind," said Kahra.

Kaiser Permanente's Lone Tree multi-specialty center is located at 10240 Park
Meadows Drive (across the street from the RTD Lincoln Station Light Rail and
northwest of Interstate 25 and East Lincoln Avenue). There are more than 300
health care professionals employed at the specialty center including more than
40 physicians.

Kaiser Permanente members have access to the following specialty services at
the new six-floor, 275,000-square-foot center:

  oGarden Level— medical imaging, administration support and a cafe that
    serves members and staff
  oFirst Floor— infusion services, laboratory, obstetrics-gynecology,
    oncology, ophthalmology, optical services, optometry, pharmacy, hearing
    services and other ancillary services
  oSecond Floor— ambulatory surgery center, anesthesia pain management,
    general surgery, minor procedure center, Pre-operative Evaluation and
    Education Center and wound care
  oThird Floor—allergy and gastroenterology
  oFourth Floor— clinical palliative care, orthopedics and
    physical/occupational therapy

The center is being built through a phased development and will eventually
encompass a 20-acre integrated health campus. Additional specialties, such as
cardiology, endocrinology, neurology and dermatology, will be added to the
center in phase two of the development.

"When a major facility like this opens up in a community it creates a lot of
quality, high-paying jobs, so it's pure economic development. Our community is
really celebrating this," said John Brackney, president of the South Metro
Denver Chamber of Commerce. "Welcome, Kaiser Permanente, to our community."

Many unique features have been incorporated into the design and construction
of the Lone Tree multi-specialty center including:

  oMultiple outdoor patio areas facing the Rocky Mountains on the west side
    of the building.
  oA convenient driveway available to post-operative patients, which offers
    easy access to exits and waiting vehicles.
  oA walkway around the perimeter of the campus available for walking
    meetings as well as exercise for members and staff.

The multi-specialty center has been constructed under the United States Green
Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
certification system. The rigorous certification process awards points for
features such as site sustainability, water and energy use, materials and
resources and indoor air quality.

Some of the "green" features in the center include:

  oUse of building materials with recycled contents and lower toxins.
  oWater-use reduction of 20 percent through xeriscaping and low-flow
    plumbing fixtures.
  oEnergy-use reduction targeted at 20 percent through Xcel Energy
    conservation measures built into the project.
  oShading devices installed in window wall system to help balance solar heat
    gain.

Members of the community will be invited to an open-house on December 14 from
1-4 p.m. for a chance to tour the facility, participate in fun activities and
meet some of the Lone Tree staff and physicians.

About Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state's largest nonprofit health plan,
proudly working to improve the lives and health of Colorado residents for more
than 40 years. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive health care
services to more than 540,000 members through 26 medical offices and a network
of affiliated hospitals and physicians. The health plan was named "Highest in
Member Satisfaction" among Commercial Health Plans by J.D. Power and
Associates for the sixth straight year. Kaiser Permanente was recognized by
the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the top- ranked
commercial health plan in Colorado and the fourth ranked Medicare plan in the
nation. Kaiser Permanente was also recently recognized as a 2012 Hypertension
Champion by Million Hearts™. In 2012, Kaiser Permanente proudly directed more
than $92 million to community benefit programs to improve the health of all
Coloradans. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit kp.org/share or follow us
on twitter @kpcolorado or facebook.com/kpcolorado.

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Website: http://share.kaiserpermanente.org
Contact: Amy Whited, Kaiser Permanente Media Relations, 303-344-7518,
Amy.L.Whited@kp.org