Kaiser Permanente Opens New IT Center in Greenwood Village
By Gabriel Circiog, Associate Editor
Officials from the Metro Denver business community and Kaiser Permanente executives gathered for the grand opening of the health care provider’s new information technology center in Greenwood Village.
Located at 6560 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, the new Kaiser Permanente IT Center currently has 350 employees and Kaiser Permanente is actively searching to hire another 95 during 2013. The goal is to reach approximately 700 IT professionals at the new IT center by 2015.
“As health care evolves, there is an increased demand for IT solutions and support to deliver quality patient care,” said Phil Fasano, executive vice president and chief information officer, Kaiser Permanente. “This new IT location is a center of excellence where best in class employees use technology to ensure the delivery of high-quality, affordable health care to Kaiser Permanente members living in Colorado and across the country.”
The new five-story Kaiser Permanente IT center is well linked to major highways, a light rail stop and several shops and restaurants. The center also includes an independently operated deli and a Montessori childcare center. In 2014 the employees will also have access to a fitness center in the building’s garden level. The campus has also become the first Kaiser Permanente LEED gold certified building in Colorado.
“Kaiser Permanente’s continued expansion plans in Colorado, including the opening of this IT center and new medical offices throughout the Front Range, directly benefit the communities we serve,” said Donna Lynne, DrPH, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado. “We are pleased to provide a sustained boost to Colorado’s economy.”
Kaiser Permanente currently has over 6,000 employees in Colorado and is one of the state’s largest private employers. Besides the employees at the Greenwood Village IT center, the health care provider hired 140 employees at its state-of-the-art Member Service Call Center in the Lowry neighborhood, and in December 2013 it plans to open a new multi-specialty center in Lone Tree, where around 130 new jobs will be created.
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