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Press Releases: Ohio

January 21, 2013

Kaiser Permanente Volunteers Offer Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

CLEVELAND — Every year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians unite by the thousands across the country to provide valuable services to their communities to honor the legacy of Dr. King.

National Day of Service to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, Kaiser Permanente of Ohio employees and physicians will gather at one of two day-long service projects in Cleveland and Akron.

  • In the morning, volunteers will interact with senior citizens at Golden Age Center (2501 E. 59th St., Cleveland) and help prepare the center’s lunch before visiting the Boys and Girls Club (2561 E. 59th St., Cleveland) in the afternoon to lead physical activities or crafts with the children.

  • Kaiser Permanente employees will also be doing a day-long service project at the Haven of Rest shelter in Akron (175 E. Market St., Akron).

“The best way to honor Dr. King is through service and volunteering in our communities,” says Patricia Kennedy-Scott, regional president of Kaiser Permanente of Ohio. “The MLK Day of Service puts a spotlight on service as a way for nonprofit organizations like Kaiser Permanente to work together to meet the critical needs of the communities we serve and honor Dr. King’s legacy.”

This is Kaiser Permanente’s ninth annual MLK Day of Service.

Editor Note: Author/spokesperson is available for interviews.

About Kaiser Permanente Ohio
Kaiser Permanente is America’s leading integrated health care delivery system. Kaiser Permanente Ohio holds an “Excellent” accreditation rating by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and has been ranked best in state for its HMO and Medicare products. Kaiser Permanente Ohio is one of the highest-rated health insurance plans in the nation (No. 16) Medicare and (No. 38) Private/Commercial. Kaiser Permanente Ohio has been rated an excellent 5 out of 5 stars overall — the highest-rated Medicare Health Plan in Ohio for 2013 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For more information, go to: kp.org/newscenter.