Tracey Cortez, medical records director and 2019 Biggest Loser winner

Each year, Life Care Center of Colorado Springs, Colorado, hosts a competition to start the new year helping associates get healthier.


This year, 16 associates participated, determined to lose weight and develop healthy eating habits. The competition ran from Jan. 2 – March 27, 2019, and associates shed a collective total of 88 pounds.


Tracey Cortez, medical records director, was the 2019 Biggest Loser winner, losing 10.2 percent of her body weight. She won $300 for her achievement.


“It was fun to participate with my co-workers!” said Cortez. “We all encouraged each other. I have a great sense of accomplishment meeting my halfway goal and winning the contest.”


Lori Cimoch, business development director, shared, “We are so proud of the dedication and hard work the participants did to be role models to others as well as upstanding caregivers to our residents.”