June 3, 2009
Kaiser Permanente’s 2008 Annual Report Now Available Online
Kaiser Permanente’s 2008 annual report — “The Future of Health Care: Six Important Questions and One Promising Answer” — now is available for download.
The report provides a snapshot of Kaiser Permanente’s successes and statistics for the year, in which the organization provided care for 8.6 million people across the program, donated $1.17 billion in Community Benefit, and demonstrated a 41 percent reduction in broken hip bones with its Southern California Region’s award-winning Healthy Bones Model of Care program, to name a few.
The report also highlights Kaiser Permanente’s unique position to influence health care reform, a crucial topic on the national agenda, and also on the minds and in the hearts of people nationwide.
Among the successes highlighted in the report:
- More than 3 million Kaiser Permanente members are signed up to use My Health Manager on kaiserpermanente.org. My Health Manager provides access and convenience for members through the ability to securely e-mail their doctors, schedule appointments, view most lab test results online, and other features.
- In Modesto, Calif., Kaiser Permanente opened its most environmentally friendly hospital to date on Oct. 1, 2008. The Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center has earned national recognition as one of the “greenest” health care facilities in North America.
- Kaiser Permanente investigators published 685 papers in peer-reviewed journals, on critical topics such as the onset of diabetes before motherhood, and a weight loss management trial that found keeping a food diary during a diet doubles weight loss.
To conserve paper and resources, and in alignment with Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to sustainable practices, printed copies of the annual report are limited.
For more information, read or download Kaiser Permanente’s 2008 annual report.