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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...

2009-10-07 10:03:00

Grant will fund a leadership program that aims to reduce health disparities for primary care and mental health ATLANTA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Oct. 8, 2009, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia will present a grant for nearly $500,000 to the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine to support the development and implementation of a workforce leadership program that will reduce health disparities by creating an integrated approach to primary care...

2009-09-15 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's innovative "Thrive" advertising campaign has been extended with the launch of a new ad titled "Invest." The 30-second spot, which focuses on the organization's commitment to the health and well-being of members at every stage of life, is reminiscent of themes found in earlier "Thrive" ads, including the popular "Kid Wisdom" and "Saturday." "We want consumers to understand who we are and what we stand for," said Debbie Cantu,...


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