Kaiser Permanente Ranked Among LATINA Style Magazine's Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been ranked No. 6 on the LATINA Style 50, LATINA Style Magazine's annual list of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the United States. Kaiser Permanente has ranked in the top 10 every year since 2009.

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The list is a result of a comprehensive evaluation of corporate America's appreciation for the value of diversity in the workplace; it is designed to identify organizations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas. Each company was evaluated on several criteria, including number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, employee benefits, women's issues, and affinity groups.

"We are honored that our enduring commitment to an inclusive workplace has received this valued recognition," said Ronald Copeland, MD, FACS, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Kaiser Permanente. "Our goal is to optimize the talents, skills and leadership capability of our highly diverse workforce at all organizational levels, to ignite health care transformation and inspire innovation that benefits our members and communities."

Kaiser Permanente will be featured in the August special issue of LATINA Style Magazine, alongside a profile of Latina executive Catherine Hernandez Tirey, vice president of Brand Communication at Kaiser Permanente.

"I am so proud to work for an organization that celebrates diversity," Hernandez Tirey said. "At Kaiser Permanente, diversity is viewed as an asset and my perspectives and experiences as a Latina are valued along with my professional skills and expertise."

The LATINA Style 50 Companies will be honored on Feb. 6, 2014 during the publication's Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

To read about Kaiser Permanente in Spanish, visit kp.org/vivabien and follow us on Twitter at @KPVivaBien.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9.1 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/newscenter.

For more information:
Amy Wang, amy.r.wang@kp.org, 510-267-2872

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