Press Releases: Northern California
April 30, 2010
Kaiser Permanente Rates High in San Francisco Business Times’ ‘Best Places to Work’ Poll
Second-place finish among large businesses tops No. 4 ranking in 2009
The largest health-care provider in Northern California ranked second among businesses with 1,500 or more employees in the 2010 poll. This is up from fourth place in 2009 and seventh place in 2008.
“The award demonstrates that Kaiser Permanente is not only a leader in providing high quality health care, but also an organization that has created an environment where employees are valued and appreciated for the important work they do every day, ” said Gay Westfall, senior vice president for human resources in Northern California. “This recognition is a tribute to our outstanding physicians and employees, who strive to create a collaborative environment of continuous learning and improvement, so we can further enhance the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve,”
The San Francisco Business Times cited several positive attributes that contributed to Kaiser Permanente’s high rating this year: “Diversity; shared commitment and vision; a constructive and supportive work environment; and employees who have a voice, and an opportunity to have their voices heard and to make a difference.”
The complete results of the 2010 poll will be published in the April 30–May 6 issue of the San Francisco Business Times.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to www.kp.org/newscenter.