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

ICON Eyecare is a Trailblazer Donor and Proud Supporter of Denver
Health’s Mission

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 I, Ryan
Heckman, president of ICON Eyecare, 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 Peña, 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 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 other laser-assisted eye procedures. With
nine 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.

Contacts

ICON Eyecare
Lisa Cozad, 303-952-0139
Lisa.cozad@fruition.net