Press Releases: Mid-Atlantic States
January 12, 2012
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Hosts Free Health and Wellness Open Houses on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Employees and physicians will volunteer to provide health services in Prince George’s Md. and Northern Virginia
ROCKVILLE, Md. — On Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States will host two community health and wellness open house events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The health and wellness open houses will be free and open to the public, with locations at the Colmar Manor Community Center in Prince George’s County, Md. and ACCA Child Development Center in Annandale, Va. Both sites will provide free health screens, one-on-one consultations with Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians, and a range of enjoyable fitness activities for the entire family.
“Stewardship is a core value of Kaiser Permanente’s business,” comments Marilyn Kawamura, president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. “A value kept alive by fostering a culture of volunteerism which is fully embraced by our employees and physicians, and providing a variety of volunteer opportunities within the communities we serve across the region.”
Both health and wellness open house events will offer preventive screenings — free to all who attend — including:
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index
- Bone density
- Facial Derma scan
- Heart attack/stroke risk assessment
Beyond health assessments, the health and wellness open houses will offer fun activities for the entire family, such as zumba, ballroom dancing, walking and kid-friendly physical activities. Attendees can also enjoy free massage services.
Kaiser Permanente employees, physicians and executives will be on-site volunteering at both health and wellness open houses.
The open house locations are:
Colmar Manor Community Center,
3701 Lawrence St., Colmar Manor, MD 20722
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
ACCA Child Development Center
7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Reminiscent of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life of service, Kaiser Permanente employees and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians are making a commitment of their time and expertise by serving to build healthy communities and bring good health to everyone.
For more about Kaiser Permanente’s efforts in the community year-round, visit: http://kp.org/communitybenefit.
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for almost 500,000 members through 30 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 900 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is considered one of Maryland’s “Top HMOs,” according to the Maryland Health Care Commission. The health plan was ranked in the nation’s 100 top commercial health plans and 20 top Medicare health plans — and the No. 1 Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. — by “NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010–2011 Private.” For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit www.kp.org or follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic.