OAKLAND, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named as the first recipient of Diversity MBA Magazine's "Hall of Fame" award for its continued commitment to institutional diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Diversity MBA Magazine introduced its new award to acknowledge companies that have achieved the top spot on its "50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work" list for several consecutive years. Kaiser Permanente ranked No. 1 on the list from 2009–2010.
"Diversity MBA Magazine has created a new hallmark of distinction for sustained achievement in the area of diversity and inclusion in corporate America," says Pam McElvane, publisher and CEO of Diversity MBA Magazine. "As an honoree at the top of the Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work list for three consecutive years, Kaiser Permanente is our first inductee into the Diversity MBA Hall of Fame. Kaiser Permanente exemplifies the commitment to workplace diversity and the institutional culture of passion around inclusion that should be emulated by the corporate marketplace."
"We are proud to once again be recognized by Diversity MBA for our efforts in promoting workplace diversity," said George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. "This Hall of Fame award represents our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion. We firmly believe that diversity throughout our organization – from frontline caregivers to top leadership and board members – allows us to best support and improve the health of diverse communities we serve."
Diversity MBA Magazine, a quarterly publication that aims to serve the needs of multicultural professionals in corporate America, business students and entrepreneurs, will recognize Kaiser Permanente in its May edition. Kaiser Permanente will accept this award at Diversity MBA Magazine's Sixth Annual Leadership Forum and Awards Gala in Chicago on Sept. 21.
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 approximately 8.9 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 www.kp.org/newscenter.
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