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Mar 01, 2017, 13:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Names New Senior Vice President for Revenue Management

Le Anne Trachok, a veteran financial leadership executive with extensive experience in health care, has been named senior vice president, Revenue...


Feb 27, 2017, 19:13 ET Kaiser Permanente's Chief Financial Officer Named to Modern Healthcare's First "Women to Watch" List

Kathy Lancaster, Kaiser Permanente's executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named to Modern Healthcare's "Women to Watch"...


Feb 24, 2017, 12:44 ET Kaiser Permanente Names Jim Simpson President of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia

Kaiser Permanente announced today that Jim Simpson has been named president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia. Simpson brings two...


Feb 21, 2017, 11:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Testosterone Replacement Therapy Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Among Men with Androgen Deficiency

Men who used testosterone replacement therapy to treat symptoms of androgen deficiency had a 33 percent lower risk of cardiovascular events such as...


Feb 20, 2017, 11:00 ET Sepsis Risk Prediction Model Decreases Use of Antibiotics in Newborns

Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated health system in the nation, led the development of a neonatal sepsis risk calculator that has safely...


Feb 13, 2017, 16:44 ET Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Annual Financial Results for 2016

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their respective subsidiaries (KFHP/H) reported their 2016 annual financial...


Feb 01, 2017, 10:30 ET Kaiser Permanente, a National Leader in Integrated Health Care and Coverage, Completes Acquisition of Group Health Cooperative in Washington State

Kaiser Permanente's acquisition of Group Health Cooperative became final today, and with that, Group Health's more than 651,000 members and more...


Jan 31, 2017, 09:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Children Exposed to Complications Before or During Birth at Higher Risk of Developing Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop...


Jan 26, 2017, 12:01 ET Kaiser Permanente Earns Top Marks for Providing High-Quality Care to Medicare Advantage Patients in California

Kaiser Permanente announced today that the Permanente Medical Groups serving Kaiser Permanente members and patients across California received...


Jan 26, 2017, 00:01 ET Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Telephone Wellness Coaching Helps Members Achieve Significant Weight Loss

Kaiser Permanente members who voluntarily participated in individual wellness coaching by telephone for weight management lost an average of 10...


Jan 19, 2017, 12:00 ET NBA and Kaiser Permanente to Host Second Annual Total Health Forum

The National Basketball Association and Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's leading integrated health systems, will hold the second annual Total...


Jan 13, 2017, 15:28 ET Kaiser Permanente Receives Washington Insurance Commissioner's Approval to Acquire Group Health

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.'s pending acquisition of Seattle's Group Health Cooperative drew one step closer to reality today with final...


Jan 03, 2017, 12:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Now Open In Santa Cruz County

Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, opened the doors at three new medical offices...


Dec 22, 2016, 14:08 ET Repeat Performance: Kaiser Permanente Again Leads Nation in Breast, Colorectal Cancer Screenings

For the seventh year in a row, a Kaiser Permanente Medicare plan is No. 1 in the nation for breast cancer screening, according to the 2016 National...


Dec 20, 2016, 14:39 ET New Model More Accurately Predicts Breast Cancer Risk in Hispanic Women

A new breast cancer model, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, will help health care providers more accurately predict...


Dec 12, 2016, 00:01 ET Kaiser Permanente Study Shows Women with More Social Connections Have Higher Breast Cancer Survival Rates

In a large Kaiser Permanente study of women with invasive breast cancer, socially integrated women — those with the most social ties, such as...


Dec 06, 2016, 11:00 ET 15 Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Receive 'Top Hospitals' National Recognition

Fifteen Kaiser Permanente hospitals are among the country's best for providing high quality, innovative expert care, according to newly released...


Dec 05, 2016, 15:29 ET Kaiser Permanente Names Bechara Choucair, MD, MS as First Chief Community Health Officer

Kaiser Permanente announced today that Bechara Choucair, MD, MS, has joined the organization as chief community health officer and senior vice...


Dec 05, 2016, 07:30 ET Kaiser Permanente Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

For the 11th consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system, has achieved a top score on the Corporate Equality...


Nov 21, 2016, 11:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Tailored Post-Hospital Visits Lower Risk of Readmission for Medicare Advantage Patients

Medicare Advantage patients who had tailored post-hospital visits with primary care clinicians, known as POSH visits, were less likely to...


Nov 15, 2016, 09:00 ET Kaiser Permanente to Examine Role of Environmental Factors in Childhood Obesity and Developmental Disorders

Kaiser Permanente researchers have received a major new grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how exposures to environmental...


Nov 10, 2016, 11:00 ET Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated with Better Outcomes in Breast Cancer Survivors

Women with higher vitamin D levels in their blood following a breast cancer diagnosis had significantly better long-term outcomes, according to new...


Nov 10, 2016, 10:30 ET Kaiser Permanente Moves Toward Greener Future with New Southern California Solar Plant

Taking another step toward achieving its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 to help improve the health of communities it serves,...


Nov 04, 2016, 16:14 ET Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Year-to-Date and Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their respective subsidiaries (KFHP/H) today reported for the nine months...


Nov 01, 2016, 19:30 ET Infections During Infancy, Not Antibiotic Use, are More Closely Associated With Childhood Obesity Risk

Infections during infancy – rather than antibiotic use, as previously suspected – were associated with an increased risk of childhood obesity in a...