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Pediatric Care Network with Children’s Hospital Colorado

The Pediatric Care Network with Children’s Hospital Colorado helps improve children’s lives with high-quality, coordinated care. This network is a community-driven, highly innovative model that is actively reforming care for kids.

Pediatric Care Network: Leading the Transformation of Children's Healthcare

As a clinically integrated network (CIN), the Pediatric Care Network is a partnership between independent pediatric healthcare providers and Children’s Colorado to improve clinical outcomes while minimizing costs. We establish care guidelines and best practices to help providers deliver the best possible care for children.

Created by physicians and Children’s Colorado in 2017, the PCN helps pediatric healthcare providers prepare and provide leadership for the future of healthcare by establishing pediatric care guidelines, best practices and utilizing data and analytics to evaluate and improve outcomes.

Our network is integrated with Children’s Colorado, recognized as one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. We are also ranked as the number one children’s hospital in Colorado and the mountain region. Together, we are preparing for a shift in healthcare from volume to value-based care, with a focus on population health.

Benefits of Pediatric Care Network membership


Advanced medical home

Team-based care led by primary care providers with access to Quality Coaches, supporting well-child care, immunizations, asthma, behavioral health and other initiatives. Coaches are able to provide individualized practice support around operations and performance.


Population health management

Our team promotes advancements in care coordination through data analysis, development of work flows and EHR integration. We address social determinants of health (SDoH) and other barriers to health through health navigation and connections to community resources to improve the health of the patients and families we serve.


Collaborative community

We are a network of local and regional pediatric providers, specialists and hospital leadership. Providers are able to engage in co-management programs including Developmental Pediatrics and Behavioral Health, as well as MOC portfolio activities.



We are advancing health for pediatric lives through community partnerships and working with Medicaid and commercial payers. The PCN creates avenues and develops partnerships with private and public entities in Colorado to advocate for the pediatric lives in our communities. The PCN will continue to advocate to improve the lives of the children we serve.



Our contracting team manages performance in three value-based contracts with major commercial payers, while consistently advocating for pediatric-specific value-based initiatives to realistically evaluate our practices.


Data and reporting

Robust standard reporting suite and patient lists are available to all member practices, including provider-specific data around each quality program. Additional ad-hoc reporting is available through a multitude of state and payer databases for practices.

Our member practices

What our members are saying

"It is remarkable what we have been able to accomplish with a group of more than 33 pediatric practices from around the state. Many would see us as competitors, but we actually come together and work as a team to solve healthcare issues and improve value and cost for kids in Colorado."
LieslYoung.png Liesl Young, MD, at Pediatrics 5280, Centennial, CO
"The collective expertise of our network elevates the quality of care I provide my patients every day."
JenniferTiehen.png Jennifer Tiehen, MD, Pediatrics 5280, Centennial, CO
"Being part of the PCN has allowed me and my practice providers to think beyond each individual patient visit. We consider the long-term impact of our discussions with patients, whether it’s about improving their health outcomes over time or increasing access and education to reduce patient/family need to access the healthcare system following appointments. Ultimately, we’re considering ways to lower the overall cost of providing this care."
Noah Makovsky profile pic@2x.png Noah Makovsky, MD, Colorado Kids Pediatrics, Denver, CO
"Since we’ve been in the PCN, we’ve seen improved immunization rates, better and more consistent care of our asthmatic patients and fewer unneeded emergency room visits—and improved follow-up of the visits that do occur."
Shen Nagel profile pic@2x.png Shen Nagel, MD, Pediatrics West, Wheat Ridge, CO
"Our involvement in the PCN, especially through the pandemic, has shown our practice and providers that reinvestment in well care provides the best use of staff resources and financial return for our business. Well care not only emphasizes improvement on quality of care, but also it's a great avenue to connect with patients and families. We can provide informed education around COVID-19, vaccinations, and other current issues, and reassure families that visiting their medical home and primary care provider is safe and essential. The pandemic has called on our team to further invest in our patients to remain a valuable part of their health and well-being."
ErinAmbedkar.png Erin Ambardekar, MD, Children's Medical Center, Denver, CO
"The quality improvement work in the PCN quite simply makes us a better practice. Data review spotlights areas that need improvement, encourages us to implement change and then showcases that change in the future data. Specifically, asthma care, immunization rates, referrals for dental care and well-visit compliance have all improved. Data collection allows us to see gaps that we would have otherwise missed. When the team views PCN work as essential and not optional, they complete the forms, make the follow-up calls — and the practice sees tangible care delivery results."
Carol Turner, MD, Aspen Park Pediatrics, Conifer, CO
"Our entire team shares excitement in the work we have been able to accomplish with the partnership of the PCN! Our performance in the network reflects all the hard work our practice managers and team are doing. It's great to see how we are doing with immunizations. We work really hard, and it's awesome to see that reflected in the data. We are getting our patients vaccinated, and that’s a great feeling."
PeterKnott.png Peter Knott, MD, Indian Crest Pediatrics, Westminster, CO