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Kaiser Permanente Supports 20th Annual World Breastfeeding Week Through its Baby-Friendly Hospital

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August 1, 2012 — It’s been 20 years since the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) launched its first World Breastfeeding Week campaign, and Kaiser Permanente has long been a strong supporter of the health benefits of breastfeeding. From prenatal care, through labor and delivery, and into the pediatric relationship, Kaiser Permanente encourages breastfeeding through education and coaching.

Power and Convenience of Kaiser Permanente Electronic Health Record Drives Member Retention

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Members stick with providers that give them easy access to their doctors and care teams

July 30, 2012 — Patients with online access to key components of the electronic health record’s patient portal, My Health Manager, are 2.6 times more likely than nonusers to remain Kaiser Permanente members, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care this month.

The study, which looked at 394,000 eligible members in Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest region, showed that the use of My Health Manager was associated with a greater likelihood to voluntarily

Patient-Centered Culture is Focus for Nurse Leaders Preparing Launch of Kaiser Permanente Hospital

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July 17, 2012 -- In preparation for the opening of Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center in August 2013, five key leadership positions have been filled.

When the new medical center opens in Hillsboro’s Tanasbourne area, it will employ a staff of nearly 1,000.

Kaiser Permanente has charged Cindy Davis and her nursing leaders with the task of establishing a world-class patient- and family-centered care team.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Wins National Medication Safety Award

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Recognition Based on Medicare 5-Star Quality Rating

June 18, 2012 — In recognition of its achievements in medication safety, Kaiser Permanente Northwest was awarded the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s annual quality award today. The award was presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest was honored for safe use of medications for its Medicare patients. The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) bases its awards on the star quality ratings of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency overseeing the health care program that insures 43 million Americans age 65 and older.

Kaiser Facing Off on Obesity Epidemic

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A documentary shown Monday evening, “The Weight of the Nation,” brought together health professionals to examine the way our food system has led to obesity

May 9, 2012 -- “More and more Americans are overweight then ever before,” said Dr. Jeffrey Weisz, executive medical director of Kaiser Permanente, who introduced part four of the HBO documentary series, “The Weight of the Nation,” at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Monday night.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Presents the Portland Free Premier of HBO’s Documentary 'The Weight of the Nation'

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April 27, 2012 -- WHAT: The obesity epidemic affects 97 million Americans and contributes to six of the 10 leading causes of death in this country. More than two-thirds of U.S. adults age 20 and over are overweight or obese, while one-third of the nation’s children and adolescents age two to 19 are overweight or obese. This epidemic has
become one of the most urgent health issues affecting our nation.

To address this rising concern, Kaiser Permanente will host a free screening of HBO’s four part series, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION, on May 7, 2012, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Pledges Major Reduction in Greenhouse Gases

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New Hospital to Lead the Way in the Northwest

February 29, 2012 — As part of its ongoing commitment to improve the health of the communities it serves, Kaiser Permanente announced today that it is rolling out an aggressive strategy to reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2020, compared with its 2008 levels. The strategy includes plans to invest in clean and renewable energy sources while also targeting energy conservation measures.

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