Kaiser Permanente creates COVID-19 Social Health Playbook

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Melissa Ritchie Melissa.R.Ritchie@kp.org 510-206-9000 OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated nonprofit health care system, has created guidance that can be widely adopted across the health care industry for assessing COVID-19 patients’ need for social resources … Read more…

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Q1 2020 financial update

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marc Brown marc.t.brown@kp.org 510-271-6328 Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and communities it serves. As a nonprofit health care system, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente finds weight loss lasts long after surgery

PRESS RELEASE Contacts: Rebecca Hughes Rebecca.F.Hughes@kp.org 206-287-2055 Kerry Sinclair KSinclair@webershandwick.com 310-854-8278 SEATTLE — People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery according to a Kaiser Permanente … Read more…

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals National Leadership Team

Chairman and CEO Greg Adams recently announced a new national leadership team and organizational structure for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. The new organizational structure is designed to optimize Kaiser Permanente’s current operations for quality and affordability by further … Read more…

2019 financial results for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Hospitals

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marc Brown marc.t.brown@kp.org 510-271-6328 OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their respective subsidiaries (KFHP/H) reported 2019 annual financial results. Total operating revenues for 2019 were $ 84.5 billion, compared to $ 79.7 … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii recognized nationally for quality

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s commercial plan leads the state in breast and cervical cancer screenings, prenatal care, comprehensive diabetes care, and childhood immunizations according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance Quality Compass. (Quality Compass® is a registered trademark … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente increases health care access in northern Virginia

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest not-for-profit integrated health care system, continued its commitment to northern Virginia by opening another state-of-the-art medical center. The Colonial Forge Medical Center, which is located on the Stafford Hospital campus, is the … Read more…

New Kaiser Permanente Partnership Aims to End Chronic Homelessness in 15 Communities

AUSTIN, Texas — At the annual South by Southwest Conference, Kaiser Permanente today announced a partnership with Community Solutions to help accelerate efforts to end chronic homelessness in 15 communities within Kaiser Permanente’s national footprint. As part of the new … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente to Help Colorado Schools Build Resilience After Traumatic Events

DENVER — Every day, teachers interact with children who experience traumatic life events ranging from abuse and neglect to a natural disaster or the death of someone close. The effects of others’ trauma can negatively impact work and home life. To … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Receives Women’s Choice Award for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery

HONOLULU — For the fourth straight year, Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award®. Presented by WomenCertified Inc., this evidence-based designation scored Moanalua Medical Center … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Rated Among Top Heart Surgery Programs Nationwide for Key Heart Procedures

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center has earned a distinguished three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in aortic valve replacement (AVR), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and mitral valve repair/replacement (MVRR). … Read more…

Community Partners Award Honors Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Community Partners recently presented an Albert R. Rodriguez Civic Legacy Honor in Los Angeles to Kaiser Permanente Southern California in recognition of its strong partnership and community health work with the organization. Inspired by Community Partners’ late co-founder, the award … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Announces Three Initiatives to Improve Community Health by Tackling Housing Insecurity

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente today unveiled several major initiatives that will improve health outcomes by creating stable housing for vulnerable populations. The initiatives — including seeding a real estate investment in Oakland, anchoring a $ 100 million national loan … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Receives Women’s Choice Award for Cancer Care

HONOLULU — For the second consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award®. This evidence-based designation places Moanalua Medical Center in the top 9 percent … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Donates $10,000 to American Diabetes Association in Honor of Outstanding Employee Volunteer

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is donating $ 10,000 to the American Diabetes Association in recognition of the outstanding volunteer efforts of Anne LaPorte, RN, CDE, an endocrinology nurse and certified diabetes educator at Kaiser Permanente’s Honolulu Medical Office. LaPorte is … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Welcomes New Regional Director of Employee and Labor Relations

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has hired Kristie Chorny as the Hawaii Region director of employee and labor relations. She will provide leadership and guidance within the areas of labor relations, employee relations and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action for the … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente JAMA Study Finds 10-Year Follow-up Interval After Negative Colonoscopies Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Mortality

OAKLAND, Calif. — Ten years after a negative colonoscopy, Kaiser Permanente members had 46 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with and were 88 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer compared with those who did not undergo colorectal cancer … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Welcomes New Senior Director Of Provider Contracting

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has hired Maria Regina “Gina” Rafer as the senior director of Provider Contracting. She is responsible for overseeing contracts for hospital, ancillary and provider services, and for maintaining relationships with Kaiser Permanente’s network providers. Rafer … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $164,000 in Grant Funding to Improve Public Health

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente has awarded $ 164,000 in community benefit grant funding to community health initiatives in Hawaii. The grant recipients are working to improve public health with a focus on serving low-income and vulnerable populations. “At Kaiser Permanente … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Maintains “A” Grade for Patient Safety

HONOLULU — The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit advocate for health care transparency, has awarded Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center its seventh straight “A” grade in the Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Hospital Safety Grade, administered in the spring and … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Supports Community Health Initiatives With $105,000 in Grants

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has awarded $ 105,000 in community benefit grant funding to three neighbor island nonprofits working to improve community health and promote active living. “Encouraging healthy, active lifestyles helps our keiki develop good habits that will … Read more…

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $119,000 in Grants to Support Health Care Workforce and Economic Development

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has awarded $ 119,000 in community benefit grant funding to three nonprofits seeking to promote economic opportunity and support workforce development throughout the state. “Kaiser Permanente is committed to addressing the shortage of health care … Read more…