Penrose now an in-network Kaiser provider

Kaiser Permanente has entered into an agreement with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, and starting Jan. 1, the hospital system will be an in-network provider for Kaiser commercially insured members.

“Our members have long expressed a desire to have Penrose-St. Francis Health Services return as a part of our network,” said Mark Iorio, Kaiser executive director of network development and market expansion.

Kaiser is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, providing comprehensive health care services to 480,000 people in Colorado.

The plan has been named the number one Medicare plan and number 13 commercial health insurance plan in the nation, according to a joint ranking by U.S. News and World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

2 Responses to Penrose now an in-network Kaiser provider

  1. When Kaiser says that the Penrose-St. Francis hospital system will be an in-network provider for “commercially” insured members, what do they mean? I am a retired federal worker, and Kaiser is offered as one of my health plan options under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
    I would consider switching to them if that meant I could start using the Penrose system.

    Steve Nolte
    November 17, 2009 at 8:23 am

  2. If Kaiser is your insurance carrier, then you now have access to the Penrose-St. Francis system.

    Amy Gillentine
    November 17, 2009 at 11:56 am