July 8, 2011
2011 National School-Based Health Care Convention
The National Assembly on School-Based Health Care&rsquol annual convention is the premier advocacy, networking and continuing education forum for school-based health professionals and others involved in the intersection between health and education. Over 800 people attended the 2011 event and were inspired around the theme, “School-Based Health Care and the Community.” Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff participated in plenary sessions and offered training. More on 2011 National School-Based Health Care Convention >
February 2, 2011
A Day On, Not A Day Off
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” It was with this legacy in mind that Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians honored Dr. King on Jan. 17 during our seventh annual MLK Day of Volunteerism — A Day On, Not a Day Off. More on 2011 MLK Day of Volunteerism >
November 31, 2010
60 Sustainable Seconds with Karl Hickethier, Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
In our latest episode of “60 Sustainable Seconds,” Karl Hickethier, Environmental Services Manager at Kaiser Permanente’s San Francisco Medical Center, describes a composting program underway at his facility. The facility’s “green team” started the program in 2008 and they are now composting 396 tons of waste per year. They expect to expand the program next year.
July 26, 2010
60 Sustainable Seconds with Robert Gotto, Kaiser Permanente Procurement and Supply
Kaiser Permanente recently launched a ‘Sustainability Scorecard’ to track the environmental data behind more than $1 billion in medical equipment and products. Robert Gotto, an executive director in Kaiser Permanente’s Procurement and Supply organization, talks in this slideshow about the importance of the scorecard and how Kaiser Permanente hopes to encourage suppliers to provide greener products for health care organizations. More on the Kaiser Permanente sustainability scorecard >
March 30, 2010
60 Sustainable Seconds with John Kouletsis
Sixty Sustainable Seconds is a feature highlighting Kaiser Permanente’s sustainability efforts. John Kouletsis, Kaiser Permanente’s strategy, planning and design director, talks about the organization’s commitment to renewable energy and community health. More on solar power >
Updated March 2, 2010
50 Years of Health IT Leadership
In honor of Kaiser Permanente winning 12 Stage 7 Awards for the second year running from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, this slideshow looks at Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to using technology to enhance care — from Sidney Garfield, MD, to present day. View 2009 version >
February 5, 2010
Kaiser Permanente Employees, Physicians Celebrate MLK Jr. Day with a ‘Day On’
Close to 6,000 Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians nationwide spent Martin Luther King Jr. day performing community service tasks ranging from sorting food to planting sustainable gardens. This slideshow features snapshots from several community service efforts.
November 16, 2009
60 Sustainable Seconds with Kathy Gerwig
Sixty Sustainable Seconds is a new feature highlighting Kaiser Permanente’s sustainability efforts. Kathy Gerwig, Kaiser Permanente’s environmental stewardship officer, talks about the organization’s commitment to using safer chemicals in its operations.
January 31, 2009
The People of Kaiser Permanente
Spend a “Day On” For Martin Luther King Jr. Day
From Atlanta to Oakland, some 5,000 Kaiser Permanente physicians and employees volunteered their time at service projects in their communities.
October 3, 2008
Kaiser Permanente’s Support of Dragon Boat Crews
Dragon Boat racing is enjoying a growth in popularity. Kaiser Permanente sponsors several dragon boat crews, who evidence Kaiser Permanente values such as teamwork and total health.
October 1, 2008
Kaiser Permanente Opens Environmentally Friendly Hospital in Modesto, Calif.
The Modesto Medical Center, in California’s Central Valley, has earned national recognition as one of the greenest health care facilities in North America.
January 29, 2008
Kaiser Permanente and Sustainable Agriculture
Kaiser Permanente’s relationships with small farms are growing as the organization works to fill thousands of patient meals with fresh, locally grown produce.