Home Health Care Agencies

Interim HealthCare of Colorado Springs

1901 N. Union Blvd., Suite 200

Phone: 632-9900

Web: interimhealthcare.com/Coloradosprings

Year Established: 1973

Number of Employees: 400

What makes Interim HealthCare unique?

“Interim HealthCare of Colorado Springs is a premier organization committed to providing quality health care to the people of Southeastern Colorado. Our commitment is to treat our clients, employees and consumers of Interim HealthCare services with respect and dignity. Interim HealthCare of Colorado Springs provides services to clients, physicians and payers that consistently meets or exceeds the standards of care. We are a locally owned (second-generation) business that provides a true continuum of care — from pediatric care to hospice. We offer skilled nursing, therapy and non-medical/private pay for in-home or facility needs. Interim HealthCare contributes thousands of dollars to local charities, community events, fundraising efforts and supports many senior activities.”

—Conan Conboy, director of sales and marketing

Second: Visiting Angels


Third: Right at Home



UCHealth Memorial Hospital

1400 East Boulder St.

Phone: 365-5000

Web: uchealth.org/southerncolorado

Year Established: 1911

Number of Employees: 3,876

What makes Memorial stand out from its competition?

“Memorial Hospital is a proud part of UCHealth, a health care system recognized as a national leader in quality, research and outcomes. Memorial’s affiliation with a top academic hospital and the [University of Colorado] School of Medicine ensures patients in the Pikes Peak region not only have access to advanced care close to home, but also to clinical trials and nationally renowned experts. In the past three years, UCHealth has invested more than $130 million in infrastructure and service improvements at Memorial Hospital Central near downtown and Memorial Hospital North in Briargate. Patients now have the benefit of remodeled, private rooms; six new primary care locations; a new, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac clinic; and a recently opened radiation oncology treatment center.

“Memorial is ranked among the best hospitals in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report and also is the official hospital of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.” — Cary Vogrin, Memorial spokeswoman

Second: Centura Health


Third: St. Francis Medical Center


Insurance Brokers – Commercial


1855 Telstar Drive

Phone: 800-531-8722

Web: usaa.com

Year Established: 1922

Number of Employees: 1,700 in Colorado Springs

What makes your business stand out from other insurers?

“Culture. Our members are active duty military, veterans and their families, those who have kept this country free. The feeling you get in helping the military is really wonderful. Core values aren’t just bumper stickers here. We really go by service, loyalty, honesty and integrity. This organization started in 1922 to help the military and family for their insurance, banking, investment products, helping them with their claims. It’s that culture of doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do for those who have given the most for their country. It’s not about profits. It’s about doing the right thing.” — Jim Hannon, site director

Second: Six and Geving Insurance


Third: CB Insurance


Medical Facilities

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

2222 N. Nevada Ave.

Phone: 776-5000

Website: penrosestfrancis.org

Year Established: 1887

Number of Employees: 3,300

Why were you chosen for the award?

“Penrose-St. Francis Health Services includes Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose-St. Francis has been named one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ for nine years in a row (2008-2016) by Healthgrades, plus we are Southern Colorado’s only Magnet Recognized hospital. We are part of Centura Health, Colorado and western Kansas’ largest hospital and health care network. Our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities. Penrose-St. Francis will be investing more than $700 million into the health care infrastructure in Colorado Springs to further our mission of nurturing the health of the community. We continue to provide unique and innovative ways to help keep our community healthy, from employer-based wellness programs, violence and injury prevention, to unique community partnerships.” — Chris Valentine, director of marketing

and communications

Second: Memorial Hospital


Third: Colorado Springs Health Partners


Physical Rehabilitation Centers

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group

Address: 1259 Lake Plaza Drive, Suite 100

Phone: 632-7669

Web: csog.net

Year Established: CSOG: 1994; Rehab: 2014

Number of Employees: CSOG: 149; Rehab: 35

What’s your business model?

“To help you recover from an orthopedic condition, injury or surgery, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group offers on-site physical and occupational therapy at both our northern and southern campuses. A major advantage of offering rehabilitation services in-house is that our doctors and therapy team can work closely to maintain continuity of care. Together, your doctor and therapist will oversee your care, working hand-in-hand to help shorten your recovery time and ensure optimal outcomes. Our goal is to get you back to work, sports or your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

“For unsurpassed, individualized physical and occupational therapy services in El Paso County, you can depend on Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group’s team of certified therapists to alleviate your pain, improve your strength and maximize your range of motion, function and independence.” —Nora Lamendola, marketing manager

Second: Pikes Peak Therapy


Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Centers (tie)


Third: Spectrum Rehabilitation


Physician Groups

Colorado Springs Health Partners

2 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 140 (administrative offices)

Phone: 538-2900

Web: cshp.net

Year Established: 1946

Number of Employees: 700

What’s different about the way CSHP conducts business?

“CSHP turns 70 this year, and we are proud to call ourselves home to over 100,000 residents. Our commitment to care coordination, from the day an appointment is scheduled through a hospital stay and beyond, is what we believe provides our patients with their best opportunity for success in reaching their health potential. CSHP has continuously ranked in the top five nationally in our work with patients to manage blood pressure and diabetes across more than 45 practices and 40 million patients participating in the American Medical Group Association’s collaborative on chronic disease. Our patients tell us they appreciate that we use one electronic health record, so whether they are seen in one of our primary care offices or by one of our 27 specialties, their information is available to the provider.” — Lynne Jones, vice president of business development and marketing

Second: Mountain View Medical Group P.C.


Third: Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group


Peak Vista Community Health Centers (tie)


Retirement/Assisted Living Communities

MacKenzie Place

1605 Elm Creek View

Phone: 633-8181

Web: mackenzieplace.com

Year Established: 2008

Number of Employees: 120

What drives your business?

“We take being the best seriously! We believe in doing the right thing for our seniors and that comes across in the way we smile, laugh, care, serve and take care of our residents. We have two forms of independent living — cottages for purchase and apartments for lease. We also offer beautiful assisted living and our special memory care apartments. Our restaurants serve fantastic food; we have entertainment, activities and outings. Two senior fitness specialists offer classes in our Prime Fit gym seven days a week and we have a spa and massage therapist. Our goal is to offer top-notch customer service. Care, when needed, is layered on top and you end up with well-cared-for residents and happy families. Our employees are pretty happy, too. It’s a great place and we are thrilled to be recognized. We value being in Colorado Springs and try to give back to our community in ways like our free and open-to-the-public Fresh Air Summer Outdoor Concert Series at Nancy Lewis Park in June, July and August.” — Barb Bossi, sales adviser

Second: Inn at Garden Plaza


Third: Brookdale Skyline


Urgent Care Facilities

Colorado Springs Health Partners

2 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 140 (administrative offices)

Phone: 538-2900

Web: cshp.net

Year Established: 1946

Number of Employees: 700

What is CSHP’s business philosophy?

“CSHP strives to deliver high-quality, comprehensive care to our patients, health care partners and the Pikes Peak community. Since joining DaVita HealthCare Partners in 2015, its mission has become ours — “to be the provider, partner and employer of choice,” which we accomplish through guiding principles of being physician-led in both patient care and practice leadership. We’re patient-centered — patients and their families are at the core of our care model — and clinically focused and achieving best practice milestones while helping patients achieve their personal health goals. As provider community members, we collaborate with hospital systems, long-term and skilled nursing facilities, our physician colleagues and many other care delivery professionals to better outcomes for individuals and manage the health of our entire community. CSHP has a 70-year legacy of serving people of the Pikes Peak region with a commitment to continue to do so long into its future.” — Lynne Jones, vice president of business development and marketing

Second: Penrose Urgent Care


Third: Integrity Urgent Care