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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...

2010-09-22 13:00:00

HONOLULU, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente is the highest-rated commercial health insurance plan in Hawaii based on quality and member satisfaction, according to a new ranking by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).* "I'm very proud of our team of 4,400 employees and over 430 physicians who are committed to providing the highest quality health care services for our members and the communities we serve," said Kaiser Permanente Hawaii President Janet Liang. "The...

2010-04-30 07:00:00

ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today it will invest $4.4 million to open two new medical offices in Cherokee and Cobb Counties. The two locations bring to five the number of new medical offices that are part of Kaiser Permanente's expansion program, which will offer more convenience to its members in metro Atlanta. The organization's East Cobb and Downtown Decatur medical offices opened in late 2009 and a new Lawrenceville facility is scheduled to...

2010-04-16 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe California has recognized Kaiser Permanente for its efforts to reduce global warming and air pollution. Kaiser Permanente was named as the Clean Air Award recipient in the leadership category at Breathe California's 20th annual ceremony today in San Francisco. The award, which honors organizations that are implementing initiatives to reduce global warming and air pollution, reflects Kaiser Permanente's long-standing commitment to protect...

2010-03-04 13:45:00

TEMPLE, Texas, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Groundbreaking research examining medication -- management, health care delivery and outcomes, and new opportunities for health maintenance organizations (HMO) to engage in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) will be presented at the upcoming HMO Research Network (HMORN) 16th Annual Conference, Emerging Frontiers in Healthcare Research and Delivery. HMORN will bring researchers from 16 large not for profit healthcare delivery systems from...

2009-12-30 14:12:00

New collaborative research program to study effects on mothers and their babies SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research program called the Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program (MEPREP) will fund research to study the effects of prescription medications used during pregnancy. The program is a collaboration among the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and researchers at the HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics...

2009-10-29 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The UCLA School of Public Health has received a $5.2 million gift from Kaiser Permanente to endow the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. The center, formerly known as the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, is dedicated to improving the health of underserved populations through research, community collaboration and leadership development. "This generous funding from Kaiser Permanente will enable the center to expand its ability to...

2009-10-14 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente and Avivia Health co-sponsored a plenary session today at the National Business Group on Health's 23rd National Conference on Health, Productivity and Human Capital, highlighting effective strategies employers can use to promote a healthy workforce. Speakers from Kaiser Permanente emphasized the value of maintaining employee health in a session with the theme "Creating a Culture of Total Health: A Customer Imperative.'' With...

2009-10-12 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have been awarded $24.8 million over two years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a new resource for studying disease, health, and aging. With this support, Kaiser Permanente's RPGEH and UCSF will conduct a genome-wide analysis of DNA samples from 100,000 Kaiser Permanente...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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