Kroenke Sports & Entertainment partners with UCHealth

UCHealth partnership will provide health care for Kroenke employees, health education for fans and the community, and team resources to Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Mammoth.
Jan. 21, 2016

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is partnering with UCHealth to provide a new focus on health for their fans, staff and athletes.

The partnership makes UCHealth an official health care partner of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche immediately. Beginning with the 2016-2017 season, UCHealth will become the preferred health care partner of the Nuggets, Avalanche and Mammoth. UCHealth will work in conjunction with team doctors to provide the best care available to the athletes. UCHealth and the teams will also use the partnership to improve the health of fans and patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work alongside a world class organization such as UCHealth,” said Tom Philand, executive vice president & chief marketing officer for KSE.  “Beyond providing great health care, their commitment to community mirrors our own.”

Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center in Denver. Photo credit: Garrett W. Ellwood

The organizations will hold health education and awareness events throughout the year to help fans improve their health. Additionally, through the partnership, the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth and UCHealth will team up to bring special sporting event experiences to life for Colorado residents facing serious illnesses.

“UCHealth provides nationally-renowned specialists, advanced treatments and expert medical care, but whenever possible, we want our patients to stay healthy and out of our hospitals,” said Elizabeth Concordia, president and CEO of UCHealth. “That’s why UCHealth has a unique focus on preventive care and improving the health of the communities we serve.”

UCHealth is a Colorado-based nonprofit system of five hospitals, more than 100 clinics and 15,000 employees. UCHealth’s large network of providers is focused on providing the very best health care, close to home, for patients throughout Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

“Over the past year, UCHealth’s community health events have identified possible skin cancers through free screenings, educated patients about the signs of stroke and provided mammograms during community health events, and encouraged millions of men to take a more active role in their health,” said UCHealth Chief Marketing Officer Manny Rodriguez. “We’re excited to partner with the Nuggets, Avalanche and Mammoth to continue this push toward better health.”

UCHealth will use their mobile mammography coach, the Pink Life Saver, to offer convenient mammograms for women at the Pepsi Center, and special events will provide additional health screenings and education for fans of all ages.

About Kroenke Sports & Entertainment 

Owners and operators of Pepsi Center, the Paramount Theatre, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL) and Colorado Rapids (MLS). Additional properties under the KSE umbrella are television properties, including Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Outdoor Channel, 50% interest in World Fishing Network, plus Altitude Authentics, the company’s official retail provider, and Altitude Tickets, the official ticketing provider for KSE teams and venues.

About UCHealth

UCHealth is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience.  UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group, and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. UCHealth partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and numerous community organizations to provide care. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.