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PHP recognized as a Top Mid Size Workplace in Colorado by Denver Post for the 12th year in a row

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Colorado Springs office opens

CCHA combines forces with Anthem and awarded the Medicaid regional accountable entity contract

PPP and SMPC IPAs merge contracts and management and form PHPprime - Largest primary care group in Denver Metro

New 5 year UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage contract for PHPprime

CPP and CPC move to Children’s Hospital Colorado

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Cigna Commercial ACO contract

Medicaid contract surpasses 100,000 covered lives

Formed a new entity, Practice Solutions

PHP named Top Places to Work by Denver Post

UnitedHealthcare Commercial ACO contract

PHP named Top Places to Work by Denver Post

Federal Pioneer ACO contract

Anthem Commercial ACO contract

SMPC and Key IPAs merge

PHP reaches 100 employees

State Medicaid contract, RCCO 6

Global Risk contract for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plan

Colorado Pediatric Collaborative formed

Colorado Community Health Alliance formed

Selected as Regional Extension Center to help practices with Meaningful Use (CO-REC Program)

KEY IPA formed

South Metro Primary Care IPA formed

Colorado Pediatric Partners IPA formed

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage contract

Primary Physician Partners IPA formed

Anthem HMO contract

Physician Health Partners formed

Physician Health Named Denver Post Top Workplace for 12 Years in a Row

May 16, 2023

Physician Health Partners (PHP) has been named a Denver Post Top Workplace for the 12th consecutive year.

At PHP, we believe that our success is rooted in the well-being of our team members. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive work environment that fosters personal and professional growth. Our team comprises dedicated professionals who share a passion for improving the health and well-being of our members and community.

Being named a Top Workplace is a significant achievement, and we are proud to have received this recognition for the 12th year in a row. The award is based on feedback from our employees, who were surveyed anonymously about their experience working at PHP.

This year, PHP unlocked all five national workplace awards!

  • Top Workplaces for Leadership
  • Top Workplaces for Purpose and Value
  • Top Workplaces for Innovation
  • Top Workplaces for Compensation & Benefits
  • Top Workplaces for Work-Life Flexibility

We are honored to be named a Top Workplace for the 12th year in a row. This recognition motivates us to continue striving for excellence. Thank you to our employees for making this achievement possible and to the Denver Post for recognizing our commitment to our team members.

Are you interested in joining our team? View current job postings at

We sat down with Ken Nielsen, PHP’s president and chief executive officer, to get his thoughts on receiving this prestigious honor.

PHP continues to make the Denver Post Top Workplaces list year after year. What does this mean to you?

Ken: Our employees are our greatest asset, and I am thrilled that their words have afforded us the honor of being named a Top Workplace consistently. Our past and continued success are due to our team’s dedication, talent, and hard work, and it means the world to me that they think highly of PHP and have rated us so highly.

How has COVID-19 impacted life at PHP?

Ken: During this unprecedented time, PHP has made it a mission to maintain a sense of connection with employees and the communities we serve despite physical distancing requirements.

PHP has embarked on several special initiatives to connect with employees, including virtual happy hours, theme days, costume parties and a three-week employee appreciation celebration - just to name a few. Additionally, we have really tried to focus on the importance of family and work/life balance by offering activities for employees and their families to enjoy together. We even created a video to teach young family members about what we do here at PHP.

Philanthropy and volunteerism play an essential role in PHP’s identity and tie in with our core values. PHP has continued to support our community during the pandemic by participating in and sponsoring various fundraising events such as virtual 5Ks, virtual celebrations and golf tournaments. Additionally, employees participated in giving initiatives that have raised funds for TESSA, The Family Tree and Project Angel Heart.

What do you think sets PHP apart, making it a Top Workplace?

Ken: The Top Workplace honor is a reflection of our talented team of people who are passionate about our mission and the work we do for clients. We pride ourselves on having a culture that rewards a strong work ethic and teamwork while also having a healthy respect for work-life balance and sharing the rewards of success.

How does the Top Workplace honor help PHP?

Ken: Receiving a Top Workplace honor has helped PHP stand out among competitors and attract talent, which is crucial in today’s competitive talent market.

Founded in 1996 by primary care physicians, PHP provides care coordination, data analytics and aggregation, contracting, clinical quality improvement coaching, coding expertise and support to providers and practices. Through a robust quality program and diverse medical management solutions, PHP works tirelessly to support providers in improving clinical outcomes for more than 573,000 Coloradans under multiple lines of business, including Colorado Community Health Alliance, Colorado Physician Partners and PHPprime.