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Latest Kaiser Permanente Southern California Stories

2013-09-16 20:24:00

Study included 64,773 patients with uncontrolled hypertension PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who received automated telephone calls inviting them to get their blood pressure checked at a walk-in clinic were more likely to have controlled hypertension than patients who did not receive calls, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The...

2013-05-29 23:27:35

Dr. Maria O'Rourke, chief strategy officer and chief nursing officer for OnSomble, Inc., recently served as a keynote speaker for Kaiser Permanente Southern California during their Nurses Week celebrations Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Dr. Maria O'Rourke, chief strategy officer and chief nursing officer for OnSomble, Inc., recently served as a keynote speaker for Kaiser Permanente Southern California during their Nurses Week celebrations. "Nurses Week" is celebrated annually from May...

2013-04-18 12:28:36

Study offers new insights on patient and physician characteristics that contribute to osteoporosis medication adherence PASADENA, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 percent of women failed to pick up their bisphosphonate prescriptions, a medication that is most commonly used to treat osteoporosis and similar bone diseases, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published this week in the journal Osteoporosis International. The failure to pick up these newly prescribed...

2012-08-24 14:20:24

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Children who are overweight or obese face an increased risk for gallstones, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Researchers found that children and adolescents who were overweight were twice as likely to have gallstone disease, compared to children and adolescents who had a normal body mass index. Those who were moderately obese were four times as likely to have...

2012-08-15 01:24:16

Study examines effects of pre-pregnancy weight, weight gain during pregnancy and gestational diabetes on infant birth weight Among pregnant women who did not develop gestational diabetes, overweight women were 65 percent more likely, and obese women 163 percent more likely, to have overly large babies than their healthy weight counterparts. In this study, an overly large infant was identified based on having a birth weight over the 90th percentile for their gestational age at delivery and...

2012-07-17 06:26:50

"Simply put, it allows us to feed our people!" OAKLAND, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of families across California will soon have easier access to essential foods for a healthy life as the result of grants awarded by The California FreshWorks Fund (CFWF), administered by NCB Capital Impact. The $105,100 in grants are designed to create new access to healthy foods, and are awarded to: The Community Development Foundation of Los Angeles County in North Long...

2012-04-24 10:24:45

OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, group president for Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, has been named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Minority Executives. The annual list showcases influential, diverse leaders who have served as mentors to other minority health care executives and have demonstrated the ability to effect change in the health care industry. "Ben has made outstanding contributions to the field of...

2012-03-28 10:21:25

SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aditazz was named the winner of Kaiser Permanente's "Small Hospital, Big Idea" competition. Aditazz was selected after a year-long evaluation process that concluded last week in Los Angeles when the finalists presented their designs for a small, net-zero-energy hospital that uses new technology to improve health care delivery and outcomes. Out of the 108 entrants in the design competition, Aditazz tied for the first place with...

2012-03-23 06:20:46

OAKLAND, Calif., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, a national leader in green building and sustainable hospital design, today named both Aditazz and Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch with Perkins+Will as winners in its international Small Hospital, Big Idea competition. The Aditazz and M+NLB/ Perkins+Will teams were selected by a design jury for their small hospital designs that: Create spaces to inspire human-to-human connection and collaboration Include civic spaces that...

2011-09-20 17:47:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente continued to demonstrate strong performance and ranked among the top health plans in the nation, in a report published today by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The "NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings" report is published annually and ranks health plans in three categories: Medicare, Medicaid and Private (Commercial). The top four Medicare plans in the country were Kaiser Permanente Northern...