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In Preventing Diabetes-Related Heart Disease, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Targets Are Higher Priorities Than Blood Sugar

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January 28, 2013—For people with diabetes, meeting the recommended guidelines for blood pressure and cholesterol is even more important than meeting the guidelines for blood sugar control in reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Announces New Agreement With Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

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New partnership will expand access and convenience and increase care coordination for current and future Clark County members

January 15, 2013 — Kaiser Permanente Northwest is entering into an agreement with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center to serve Kaiser Permanente members in the Vancouver area. The agreement is designed to bring two industry-leading health care organizations together to better serve health needs in the Clark County area.  

Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Awards More Than $2.5 Million in Grants to 22 Local Nonprofit Organizations

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January 10, 2013 — As part of its annual grant initiative, the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund has awarded $2,532,995 to 22 organizations that work to eliminate health disparities within Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund is a partnership between Kaiser Permanente Northwest and the Northwest Health Foundation. The fund’s objective is to improve the health of local communities served by Kaiser Permanente Northwest.

Daughter Fights Kaiser Permanente for Mother’s Care

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After her mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Elizabeth Schneider found herself in a quandary with Kaiser about her care

December 20, 2012 -- Pancreatic cancer is often a deadly diagnosis. Statistics indicate that 25 percent of people live less than a year.

So when a CT scan revealed a malignant mass in her mother’s pancreas last June, Elizabeth Schneider and her sister were determined to do everything possible to keep their mother alive. What ensued turned into a contentious battle over quality of care with Kaiser Permanente, her mother’s insurance plan.

In Honor of Veterans Day Kaiser Permanente Opens its Doors to our Heroes

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Kaiser Permanente Northwest will host career fair and offer job search and resume writing support for veterans

November 7, 2012 – With Oregon’s unemployment rate at 8.7 percent, many families continue to suffer from insecurity and financial hardship. These difficulties are even more striking for our veterans and their families returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kaiser Physicians Incorporate Exercise into Every Visit

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The effort is part of a multi-organizational push to make exercise a vital sign

October 31, 2012 – Physicians working for Kaiser in Oregon and California are now treating exercise as a vital sign. That is, patients are asked how much exercise they get per week, for both routine checkups and acute care visits – regardless of the nature of the visit.


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