Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (PPRH) and Kaiser Permanente recently announced that PPRH has become an affiliated network provider of healthcare services to Kaiser Permanente’s members.
Beginning September 1, 2013, Kaiser Permanente members in Southern Colorado can receive inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services from PPRH facilities and employed physicians. PPRH is an acute care, critical access, community hospital that has provided healthcare services to residents of Teller, Park and El Paso counties since 2007. “We are very excited to partner with Kaiser Permanente to provide healthcare services to its members in Southern Colorado,” said Terry Buckner, CEO at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital. “We share a common goal to provide the safest and very best care to all patients and look forward to offering excellent high-quality healthcare to their members.”
Buckner said that one of the greatest advantages of this new agreement is that Kaiser Permanente members residing in the Woodland Park and Teller County areas can now access top-rated, quality healthcare at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital without having to travel out of the area. “We know the importance of providing high quality care that’s close to home,” said Holly Kortum, Executive Director, Southern Colorado, Kaiser Permanente. “By partnering with Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, our Kaiser Permanente members in the Woodland Park and Teller County areas will have access to a variety of additional health care services—inpatient, outpatient and emergency and diagnostic services– in the communities where they live. We believe our members are going to be very pleased with the added convenience this new agreement will provide.”