Among Kaiser Permanente’s various facilities is a new multi-specialty clinic in Lone Tree.
By Lisa Crockett; photo courtesy of Kaiser Permanente
Castle Pines resident Kris Leddin is a nurse for Kaiser Permanente Colorado in the allergy department. Until just a few months ago, she worked relatively close to home at Kaiser’s Highlands Ranch Clinic, but in December her commute got a whole lot shorter when Kaiser opened a new multi-specialty clinic in Lone Tree. Located at 10240 Park Meadows Drive, across the street from the Lincoln Station light rail, it’s not just a quicker drive for Leddin, it’s easier access to a wide variety of services for Kaiser patients in the entire South Metro area.
“I have a lot of patients who tell me that they like the new clinic because it’s closer to work and to home,” said Leddin. “It allows people to stay on schedule and makes it easier for people to access care.”
The new clinic, which is housed in a state-of-the-art 275,000 square-foot building offers a variety of specialty services: allergy, medical imaging, infusion services, obstetrics-gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, optometry, hearing services, ambulatory surgery, pre-operative evaluation and education, minor procedures, pain management, general surgery, gastroenterology, wound care, orthopedics, palliative care, and physical/occupational therapy.
The building also has an emphasis on the healing properties of soothing spaces and environmentally-conscious design. The building features xeriscaping and employs the use of eco-friendly building materials and fixtures. Multiple outdoor patio areas face the mountains on the west side of the building. Art throughout the building, which was produced by Colorado artists, is designed to be engaging and pleasant. A glass and metal sculpture called “The Trail” spans the building’s main stairwell from top to bottom – a 200-foot ribbon of steel with bicycle wheels cascading down it. A reminder to enjoy the adventure of life, it is also meant to entice people to make the healthy choice of using the stairs to get from one floor to another.
“This building is so clean and beautiful and full of light,” said Leddin. “The beautiful artwork fosters a positive mood. That optimism is important to help people heal.”
Kaiser Permanente’s Lone Tree Clinic currently employs 300 people. A second phase of the clinic will bring further services, including cardiology, endocrinology, neurology and dermatology in the future. For more information about Kaiser Permanente, visit www.kaiserpernanente.org.