OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente ranks No. 1 on Diversity MBA Magazine's "50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work."
This achievement is based on research commissioned by Diversity MBA Magazine that studied Kaiser Permanente's ethnic representation, recruitment strategies, retention, succession and accountability.
"Kaiser Permanente is absolutely committed to promoting diversity at every level of our organization," said George Halvorson, chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente. "Through our diverse employee population, we're better able to collectively understand and respond to needs of communities we serve and those who trust us with the care of their health. We believe our diversity has made Kaiser Permanente a stronger, more robust organization."
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 also be recognized in the publication's list of "Top 10 Best in Class Categories for: Representation, Board Diversity, Retention & Inclusion, Succession Planning & Accountability."
"To win this award three years in a row is a true testament to the culture of Kaiser Permanente," said Pamela McElvane, publisher and CEO of Diversity MBA Magazine. "Kaiser Permanente is not only an industry leader but a marketplace leader. They are truly the model for setting the standards of institutionalizing diversity and inclusion in the workplace."
Kaiser Permanente will accept this award at Diversity MBA Magazine's Fifth Annual Leadership Forum and Awards Gala in Chicago on Sept. 13, 2011.
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 8.7 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.
SOURCE Kaiser Permanente