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2011-08-10 10:00:00

Second Quarter Funding Focused on Building Community Health and Expanding Capacity ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, the area's largest nonprofit health plan and care provider, awarded over $400,000 in grants in the second quarter of 2011. The grants will serve as investments in community health initiatives and safety net providers seeking to expand their capacity to provide care for low-income and the underserved....

2011-03-22 16:30:00

ATLANTA, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia members rated the organization's health plan highest in member satisfaction in the South Atlantic Region, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Member Health Insurance Plan Study(SM). The South Atlantic Region comprises North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Earning a total of 747 points on a 1,000 point scale, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia scored 47 points above the...

2011-03-18 11:51:00

Over 700 Northern Virginia residents received dental services during the two-day clinic ROCKVILLE, Md., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 11 and 12, 2011, employees and physicians from Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Latino Association (KPLA) volunteered at a Mission of Mercy dental clinic in Springfield, Virginia. In addition to volunteering at the clinic, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States was one of the sponsors of the event, donating over...

2011-01-18 09:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today that Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Ph.D., former associate director of RAND Health, has been named director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/SF31299) The Center draws on over 400 Kaiser Permanente researchers and clinicians, Kaiser Permanente's 8.6 million members and their electronic health records to conduct patient-centered...

2010-11-15 15:22:00

Group Health Cooperative, HealthPartners, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and PreferredOne awarded for efforts to improve health and well being of members and communities WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a non-profit organization of employer-based health coalitions, honored four health plans with the 2010 eValue8 Innovations Awards today at its annual conference: Group Health Cooperative, HealthPartners, Kaiser Permanente...

2010-11-10 17:00:00

HONOLULU, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is celebrating the first step toward becoming the first recognized multi-site patient-centered medical home system in the state. Kaiser Permanente's Hawaii Kai Clinic recently received the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Physician Practice Connections® Patient-Centered Medical Home(TM) Recognition for its integrated, coordinated care, which supports access, communications and patient...

2010-11-02 09:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest not-for-profit health care organizations, funded 792 grants nationwide, totaling approximately $16 million in the third quarter of 2010. Grants awarded to organizations this quarter included funding basic human services in California in a tight economy, offering dental care to women and children in the Mid-Atlantic States, and providing college scholarships to high school students in the...

2010-10-13 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Care Continuum Alliance honored Kaiser Permanente's ALL/PHASE initiative with the Quality Impact Award for the "Greatest Impact on Health" at The Forum 10 conference today in Washington, D.C. The ALL/PHASE protocol, which utilizes low-cost and generic medications and clinical interventions to reduce heart attacks, has been successfully implemented in Kaiser Permanente communities, including those served by safety net organizations. "Kaiser...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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