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 •  May 20

Having surgery to replace both knees was no easy decision for Jon Morato, a Kaiser Permanente member in Northern California. Fortunately, his surgeon discussed the risks and benefits of surgery and helped put his mind at ease. “Dr. Barber was very good about communicating with me and made me feel like I was involved with the planning process,”...

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 •  April 18

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center earned an “A” grade from the spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, recognizing it as one of the safest hospitals in the U.S. Administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent industry watchdog, the biannual Hospital Safety Grade measures hospitals’ overall performance in...

Kaiser Permanente

 •  April 11

SEATTLE — Results are promising for a new approach to reducing “vaccine hesitancy,” which happens when parents’ concerns about vaccine safety lead them to delay or skip their children’s immunizations, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Health Promotion Practice. The approach, called the Immunity Community, mobilizes parents...

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 •  April 3

OAKLAND, Calif. — Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life — the critical period before they can receive their first childhood acellular pertussis (or DTaP) vaccination. The findings from the...

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 •  January 13

PORTLAND, Ore. – Care Essentials by Kaiser Permanente is now offering convenient neighborhood care in the Pearl District to both Kaiser Permanente members and nonmembers. “People want easy, convenient ways to take care of their health close to home and work,” said Andy McCulloch, president, Northwest, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals....

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 •  December 6, 2016

Douglas and Laura Miller When minutes mattered for Douglas Miller, his care team at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center (Southern California) sprang into action. About two years ago, the 72-year-old began to feel peculiar after doing some mildly strenuous maintenance on his Los Angeles-area home. He didn’t feel any pain, but he knew in an...

Kaiser Permanente

 •  November 8, 2016

Linda Puu, RN, MSN HONOLULU – Kaiser Permanente announced the promotion of Linda Puu, RN, MSN, from Moanalua Medical Center hospital administrator to vice president of quality, safety and patient experience for the Hawaii region. In her new role, she will work with health plan and physician leaders to develop strategies that support patient safety...

Kaiser Permanente

 •  November 5, 2016

Portland, Ore. — New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide consumers insight to patient safety in the U.S., were announced Monday by The Leapfrog Group, an independent patient safety watchdog group. Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside and Westside Medical Centers were 2 of 844...

Kaiser Permanente

 •  November 3, 2016

HONOLULU — The National Committee for Quality Assurance, a leading independent health care quality organization, ranked Kaiser Permanente Hawaii first in the nation in six measures of health care in its 2016 NCQA Quality Compass® report. Quality Compass assesses the performance of 400 commercial health plans throughout the nation in 48 clinical...

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 •  November 2, 2016

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center earned an “A” grade in the Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grade, the gold standard of patient safety provided as a free resource to help consumers make informed decisions about their hospital stays. Administered by independent industry watchdog The Leapfrog Group, the biannual Hospital Safety Grade...