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.
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.
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.
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.
December 18, 2012 -- It’s not unusual for health insurers to reward physicians with bonuses after they tally their financial records at year’s end.
November 12, 2012 -- What inspires you to get or stay healthy could become part of a permanent art installation at Oregon’s newest hospital.
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.
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.