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Oct 12, 2017, 16:55 ET Kaiser Permanente Medicare Health Plans Rated Among Nation's Best for Quality, Service

"I'm on bonus time, there's absolutely no question about that," said George Wittemyer, reflecting on the care he received from physicians and...


Oct 12, 2017, 13:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Selects LAEP to Provide Mental Health and Wellness Support in Schools

Kaiser Permanente has selected the Los Angeles Education Partnership (or LAEP) Transform Schools department, as the national organizational partner...


Oct 11, 2017, 13:06 ET Live Phone Calls Better Than Text Messages and Letters to Remind People About Colon Cancer Screening

Live phone calls significantly outperform text messages and letters as a way to remind patients to complete and return at-home screening tests for...


Oct 02, 2017, 09:00 ET New Poll Uncovers Both Progress and Persistent Myths About Mental Health

Despite a growing openness toward mental health issues and conditions, stigma and misperceptions still exist that may prevent people from speaking...


Sep 28, 2017, 13:12 ET Kaiser Permanente Contributes $1 Million to Aid Puerto Rico

Kaiser Permanente today announced a $1 million contribution to the CDC Foundation to provide immediate public health support in Puerto...


Sep 28, 2017, 08:00 ET Free Flu Shots Raise Awareness as Season Nears

The WNBA's all-time assist leader, Sue Bird, wants to tally one additional assist this season, this time off the court. The basketball star is...


Sep 25, 2017, 09:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Pledges $1 Million to Mexico Earthquake Aid

Kaiser Permanente today pledged $1 million to support first responders' efforts in Mexico following multiple destructive earthquakes in the last...


Sep 20, 2017, 18:00 ET Expert Care Everywhere: Kaiser Permanente Health Plans Receive Highest Rating from NCQA

When tremors from Parkinson's disease began to severely limit the life of Richard Williams, 70, he turned to his Kaiser Permanente physicians in...


Sep 20, 2017, 15:45 ET Kaiser Permanente Delivers on Bold Investment Commitments to Deliver Best Care, Convenience and Experience

Reflective of Kaiser Permanente Washington's value proposition to offer highly specialized, world class medical care in state of the art...


Sep 14, 2017, 07:00 ET Kaiser Permanente and Target to Open 31 More Retail Clinics in Southern California

Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system, and Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced they will launch 31 additional...


Sep 12, 2017, 08:00 ET New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Appoints Founding Dean

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Board of Directors has appointed professor of pediatrics, researcher, educator and health policy expert...


Sep 05, 2017, 11:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Gives $1 Million to Support Thousands Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Kaiser Permanente today donated $1 million to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The contribution from the nation's largest integrated...


Aug 24, 2017, 15:45 ET Androgen Deprivation Therapy Associated with Higher Risk of Heart Failure in Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

Men with localized prostate cancer who received androgen deprivation therapy, a hormone treatment, were at significantly higher risk of heart...


Aug 21, 2017, 11:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Named No. 4 on Modern Healthcare List of Most Influential People in Health Care

Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO, has been named the fourth most influential person in health care by Modern Healthcare, a...


Aug 21, 2017, 11:00 ET New Tool Identifies Diabetes Patients at Risk for Low Blood Sugar Emergencies

A team led by Kaiser Permanente researchers has developed and validated a practical tool for identifying diabetes patients who are at the highest...


Aug 19, 2017, 11:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Washington Lends Its Voice and Resources to Support Total Health for All

Kaiser Permanente Washington joins today with families throughout our region as it launches a statewide, long-term commitment in creating healthier...


Aug 08, 2017, 16:36 ET 22 Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Recognized for Excellence by U.S. News & World Report

Twenty-two Kaiser Permanente hospitals are honored for their excellence in health care in U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 Best Hospitals...


Jul 11, 2017, 11:00 ET Board of Directors Announced for New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Kaiser Permanente announced today that the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals Boards of Directors have appointed a diverse group of...


Jul 03, 2017, 11:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Affiliate Assumes Management of Maui County Community Hospitals

On July 1, Kaiser Permanente affiliate, Maui Health System, officially assumed management of community hospitals and associated clinics from the...


Jun 23, 2017, 13:34 ET Statement by Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente, on the Draft Text of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

"Kaiser Permanente believes progress in health care should be judged on access, affordability and outcomes. Changes to our nation's health...


Jun 21, 2017, 11:00 ET Veteran Health Care Leader Named Kaiser Permanente Chief Nurse Executive

Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system, announced today that Linda Knodel has been named chief nurse executive and senior...


Jun 13, 2017, 10:00 ET Taking Diabetes Medications as Prescribed, Exercising Frequently and Managing Weight Linked to Better Blood Sugar Control

People with diabetes who took their medications at least 80 percent of the time and people who exercised four or more times per week were at lower...


May 30, 2017, 11:00 ET Health Care Members Speak: Kaiser Permanente Gets High Marks for Satisfaction in J.D. Power Annual Study

Kaiser Permanente members in six geographic areas are, once again, more satisfied with their health plans than members of any other health plan...


May 24, 2017, 12:01 ET Kaiser Permanente Garners National Awards for Excellence in Medication Safety

For the seventh year in a row, Kaiser Permanente has earned the Pharmacy Quality Alliance's Excellence in Quality Award for high achievement in...


May 11, 2017, 11:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Honored as Corporate Partner of the Year for Inclusive Student Internship Program

In recognition of its commitment to fostering inclusion and equity in a workforce that reflects the highly diverse communities it serves, Kaiser...