August 24, 2012 -- When Jo Sampson got pregnant, she and her partner, Cathy Cuff, were determined to have a home birth.
August 15, 2012 -- Playworks, a nonprofit that brings play and physical activity to 5,000 students every day at 12 Portland Metro Area schools, has received a $225,000 grant from Kaiser
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.
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
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.
July 9, 2012 — Three years and nearly 1.5 million work hours after breaking ground, major construction on Kaiser Permanente Westside Center is now complete.
The 126-bed hospital is targeted to open in August 2013.
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.
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.
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.