Press Releases: Mid-Atlantic States
August 20, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Opens State-of-the-Art Medical Center in McLean, Virginia
Six-story Tysons Corner facility features more than 20 medical specialties, adds 106 new jobs
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, a leading not-for-profit health plan and care provider, opened the doors to its new Tysons Corner Medical Center on Monday, Aug. 13, offering members in Northern Virginia a broad array of medical services conveniently located under one roof. The 200,000 square-foot medical center also provided approximately 106 new jobs.
“Our new Tysons Corner Medical Center not only provides convenience by making it easier for Kaiser Permanente members in Northern Virginia to access our top-notch care and 21st century technology, but also represents critical job growth,” said Marilyn Kawamura, president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. “This new facility is our largest of 11 medical centers in Virginia and is a tangible example of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to the communities we serve throughout Virginia.”
Located at 8008 Westpark Drive in McLean, Va., the six-story facility features 128 exam rooms, 84 provider offices, and employs 500 physicians and staff. Tysons Corner Medical Center boasts more than 20 medical specialties, including several new services for Kaiser Permanente members in Virginia such as interventional radiology, nuclear medicine (non-cardiac), a three-bed outpatient procedures suite, and peritoneal dialysis. Several services are available to Kaiser Permanente members 24/7 including laboratory, pharmacy, a full range of radiological services, as well as urgent care and a 43-bed clinical observation unit.
“The new Kaiser Permanente Tysons Corner Medical Center will provide Kaiser Permanente members with an unparalleled level of convenience and coordinated care,” said Bernadette Loftus, MD, The Permanente Medical Group associate executive director for the Mid-Atlantic States. “Our unique integrated care delivery system combined with Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, the world’s largest private electronic medical record, allows our award-winning physicians to provide a level of care that is unmatched.”
A differentiating element of the Tysons Corner facility are the 24/7 clinical observation unit and urgent care services. In the clinical observation unit, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians can provide care for acute illnesses in a setting that is efficient and coordinated. For instance, a member suffering from a severe asthma attack can visit Kaiser Permanente’s clinical observation unit to receive treatment and can be monitored in the facility overnight and for 23 hours and 59 minutes, if needed.
Tysons Corner Medical Center was designed with the member in mind. The state-of-the-art facility features a meditation garden, Wi-Fi in all patient waiting areas, and medical center exam rooms are fully wired with KP HealthConnect, further enhancing the member experience.
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is recognized both locally and nationally as one of the top health plans for achieving superior clinical outcomes that help members maximize their total health. The National Committee for Quality Assurance recognized Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States as the highest scoring non-military commercial plan in the region, and the highest-rated Medicare health plan in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., in ‘NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011–2012.’
In addition, some of the region’s best physicians are affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and serve in Northern Virginia. Ninety Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians were recognized as “Top Doctors” in the February issue of Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2012 Top Doctors list.
To learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s new Tysons Corner Medical Center, visit www.kp.org/tysonscorner.
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 1,000 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 50 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 2011-2012 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.