ICON Eyecare Provides Gift to Denver Health to Establish New Family Health Center in Underserved Southwest Denver

October 5th, 2015
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ICON Eyecare is a Trailblazer Donor and Proud Supporter of Denver Health’s Mission

DENVER (October 5, 2015)ICON Eyecare is pleased to continue its mission of providing world class ophthalmology care by funding a gift to Denver Health. ICON Eyecare’s contribution will be an integral part of Denver Health’s newest community health center in southwestern Denver. The Southwest Family Health Center will receive a capital gift of $200,000 in support of its opening in April 2016.

In addition to the capital contribution, ICON Eyecare also announced its new 365 CommUnity initiative whereby ICON Eyecare’s Doctors and Care Team associates will donate 365 days of volunteer care to community health systems like Denver Health that serve low-income underserved patients in Colorado and Texas.

The Southwest Family Health Center is Denver Health’s ninth community health clinic and the first urgent care facility outside the main campus. ICON Eyecare is proud to be contributing to Denver Health’s long history of providing healthcare to underserved patients by its generous donation to the new clinic.

“ICON Eyecare is a valuable member of the healthcare community in Colorado,” said Art Gonzalez, CEO of Denver Health. “We are inspired by their heartfelt commitment to our mission. This is not just a financial commitment; this is a volunteer effort that can be a model for other health systems in Denver and beyond.”

“From the moment we shared our vision for the Southwest Family Health Center, it was evident that ICON Eyecare cared deeply for Denver Health’s mission to provide care to underserved patients,” echoed Paula Herzmark, Executive Director of the Denver Health Foundation. “Our partnership is an opportunity to showcase how we can work together to improve the health of our community.”
“This is a transformational moment for our company as we become a bigger, more impactful healthcare provider in the state of Colorado,” Rick Anderson, founder and CEO of ICON Eyecare said. “Our entire care team is devoted and passionate about improving medical outcomes and patient experiences and this gift to Denver Health is an extension of the promise we make to our community. My business partner and President, Ryan Heckman, and I are honored to be doing our part on behalf of our team.”

ICON Eyecare announced the gift to Denver Health along with the opening of its new Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery center on October 1st. Joining doctors, associates and co-managing optometrists in the announcement were ICON Eyecare patient John Elway and the Honorable Federico Pena, former mayor of Denver and Denver Health supporter.

About ICON Eyecare

ICON Eyecare is a leading surgical and medical eye care provider based out of Denver, CO. Since 1999, ICON has been building a Center of Ophthalmology Excellence empowered by an expert team of board certified physician specialists, the most advanced laser technology and a culture of quality and extraordinary patient care. In coordination with referring optometrists and physicians, ICON Eyecare specializes in treating patients with cataracts, advanced forms of glaucoma and other age and disease related conditions, while providing innovative options for patients seeking LASIK and cosmetic eye procedures. With 14 patient care centers located in Colorado and Texas, ICON Eyecare is expanding within the broader western U.S. region. For more information, please call (720) 524-1001, or visit iconeyecare.com.

About Denver Health

Denver Health is the Rocky Mountain Region’s Level I academic trauma center, and the safety net hospital for the Denver area. The Denver Health system, which integrates acute and emergency care with public and community health, includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, Denver Health Paramedic Division, eight family health centers, 17 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, NurseLine, Denver CARES, Denver Public Health, the Denver Health Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics.

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