Wednesday Mar 5
Health Workers' Union Pushes Hospital Cost Control In California
A California health care workers' union is collecting signatures to get two measures onto the ballot that it says would lower health care costs.
The Permanente Group chooses Roseville doctor as chairman
Chris Palkowski, physician-in-chief of Kaiser Permanente in Roseville, is the new chairman of the board of Oakland-based The Permanente Medical Group.
Contra Costa Times
Citywise: Kaiser abandons "forbidden garden" plan in Oakland
What had been proposed as a forbidden garden will now be open to the public thanks to an agreement between Kaiser Permanente and its Oakland neighbors.
Kaiser Permanente board member resigns in controversy over dual role
Dr. Christine Cassel , president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, resigned from her board position at Kaiser Permanente Wednesday after a controversy arose over her dual roles at NQF and two organizations whose quality efforts it monitors.
Diabetes in overweight women linked to low level of protein
Women who are overweight and have low levels of a protein known to bind to sex hormones are five times more likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study conducted in Oakland.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Kaiser Permanente: Free eye screening and cataract surgeries for the uninsured
For nearly 20 years, Kaiser Permanente doctors and staff have offered free eye screenings and, for those who are eligible, no-cost cataract surgeries.
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Report Fiscal Year 2013...
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and their subsidiaries reported today that combined total operating revenue for 2013 was $53.1 billion, compared to $50.1 billion in 2012.
Kaiser Permanente posts $2.7 billion in 2013 profits
Kaiser Permanente's business metrics held steady last year, according to financial results released Friday afternoon, with net income and operating revenue growing moderately and enrollment staying stable during the buildup to the onset of Obamacare.