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2014-08-19 20:24:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to news of Blue Shield's new $2.5 - $8 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' new stadium, Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking for an investigation of "Blue Shield's abuse of its non-profit status" and for immediate steps to "block any additional wasteful spending that robs taxpayers and average California patients of their financial health." November ballot...

2014-08-19 16:29:34

State announces KP's integrated care, coverage available for state employees ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States today announced that the integrated health care provider has been named a health plan option for Maryland state employees, available for employees effective January 1, 2015. "We are proud to be a health plan option for Maryland state employees, bringing our award-winning care and top doctors to 200,000...

2014-08-13 08:24:20

New book offers timely insight into the movement to 'green' the health care system OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released book, Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet, Kaiser Permanente's environmental stewardship officer, Kathy Gerwig, explores a universal paradox of health care: As hospitals deliver life-saving care to individuals, their substantial environmental footprint can often be detrimental to environmental and community health....

2014-08-12 12:28:41

Organization recognized for economically developing communities it serves and improving total health through $1.4 billion in annual spend with minority- and women-owned businesses OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc. today announced Kaiser Permanente as one of two new members of its supplier diversity forum. Kaiser Permanente and Bank of America join 18 other U.S.-based corporations that spend $1 billion or more annually for a broad range...

2014-08-08 16:23:08

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and their respective subsidiaries (KFH/HP) reported today a combined total operating revenue of $14.0 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2014, compared to $13.3 billion in the same period in 2013. Operating income was $653 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $614 million in the same quarter last year. Net non-operating income was $348 million in the...

2014-08-07 16:27:59

Local health leader brings awareness and resources to school fairs ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic State's focus on improving school health and wellness, the non-profit organization is sponsoring Back to School fairs in Prince George's County, Baltimore City and Montgomery County to prepare children for a healthy school year. Kaiser Permanente will provide activities and resources at each of the three locations to raise...

2014-08-05 12:04:58

Kaiser Permanente The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers examined the electronic health records of nearly 400,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California who were taking medications to treat high blood pressure from January 2006 through...

2014-08-05 00:21:04

Previous vaccination lowers the risk of shingles among older patients undergoing chemotherapy by 42 percent PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The herpes zoster vaccine continues to be effective in protecting older adults against shingles, even after they undergo chemotherapy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers examined the electronic...

2014-08-04 16:26:22

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers examined the electronic health records of nearly 400,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California...

2014-08-01 16:23:43

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new five-year, $7.3 million award from the National Cancer Institute will allow Kaiser Permanente to expand its innovative cancer clinical trials program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The award, part of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, will help Kaiser Permanente focus on "enrolling patients in the NCI National Clinical Trials Network, testing cutting-edge therapies, and comparing existing cancer...


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