Subarna Debbarma (BPT, DNHE)
What is Kaiser Permanente?
is an American Hospitals and Health Care ,integrated managed care consortium, based in Oakland, California, United States.

Industries :
Hospitals and Health Care
Company size
10,001+ employees
Oakland, California
1 Kaiser Plaza
Oakland, California 94612, US
                                                   Headquarters building

Consortium of for-profit and not-for-profit entities.
July 21, 1945
Henry J. Kaiser
Sidney R. Garfield
Ordway Building
Oakland, California, U.S.
Area served
•District of Columbia
Key people
Greg A. Adams
CEP, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
Richard Isaacs MD FACS & Ramin Davidoff, MD,
Co-CEOs Permanente Federation
see section below
Increase $95.4 billion USD (2022)[1]
Net income
Decrease -$1.3 billion USD (2022)[1]
Number of employees
309,662 employees (including 65,005 nurses and 23,656 physicians as of 2022)

Kaiser Permanente operates 39 hospitals and more than 700 medical offices, with over 300,000 personnel, including more than 87,000 physicians and nurses.

Each Permanente Medical Group operates as a separate for-profit partnership or professional corporation in its individual territory, and while none publicly reports its financial results, each is primarily funded by reimbursements from its respective regional Kaiser Foundation Health Plan entity. KFHP is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations in the United States.

KP's quality of care has been highly rated and attributed to an emphasis on preventive care, its doctors being salaried rather than paid on a fee-for-service basis, and an attempt to minimize the time patients spend in high-cost hospitals by carefully planning their stay. However, Kaiser has had disputes with its employees' unions; repeatedly faced civil and criminal charges for falsification of records and patient dumping; faced action by regulators over the quality of care it provided, especially to patients with mental health issues; and faced criticism from activists and action from regulators over the size of its cash reserves.

Various legal entities serve the areas of the US where Kaiser operates: California (the largest two), Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, mid-Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, and Washington.

Northern California, 3,351,449 members
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (KFHP)
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFH)
The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (TPMG)

Southern California, 3,499,035 members
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (KFHP)
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFH)
Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG)

Colorado, 531,908 members
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado (KFHPCO)
Colorado Permanente Medical Group, P.C. (CPMG)

Georgia, 222,074 members
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc. (KFHPGA)
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (TSPMG)

Hawaii, 226,900 members
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (KFHP)
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFH)
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (HPMG)

Mid-Atlantic (vicinity of Washington, D.C., including 
Maryland and Virginia), 581,000 members
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States Inc. (KFHPMA)
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C. (MAPMG)

Northwest (Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington), 480,386 members
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest (KFHPNW)
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFH)
Northwest Permanente, P.C. Physicians and Surgeons (NWP)

Washington (except Southwest Washington), 681,386 members
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington
Washington Permanente Medical Group

Kaiser operates a Division of Research, which annually conducts between 200 and 300 studies, and the Center for Health Research, which in 2009 had more than 300 active studies. Kaiser's bias toward prevention is reflected in the areas of interest—vaccine and genetic studies are prominent. The work is funded primarily by federal, state, and other outside (non-Kaiser) institutions.

Kaiser has created and operates a voluntary biobank of donated blood samples from members along with their medical record and the responses to a lifestyle and health survey. As of November 2018, the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank had over 300,000 samples, with a goal of 500,000. De-identified data is shared with both Kaiser researchers and researchers from other institutions.

Kaiser has been fined nearly $500,000, more than any other health care employer in California, by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for its violations regarding patient and staff safety following outbreaks of COVID-19 in its hospitals across the state, particularly in the Bay Area.Kaiser is responsible for more than 10% of all COVID violations in California. A COVID-19 outbreak sickened 92 people at Kaiser San Jose Medical Center on Christmas Day 2020.Kaiser San Leandro received the largest portion of fines, nearly $90k, for delays in reporting COVID infections and for failure to ration medical equipment according to pandemic regulations.

About Kaiser Permanente

We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. Founded nearly 80 years ago, our unique business model sets us apart — positioning us to drive improvements across the industry and around the world.

As the nation’s leading not-for-profit health plan, we proudly serve 11+ million members from 600+ locations in 8 states and D.C. Together, our 200,000+ employees work as one to positively impact the lives of our members, employees, and communities.

Come drive quality, inspire excellence, and create change for the better. Bring your talents to Kaiser Permanente, and see your visionary ideas make a difference in the lives of others. This is your opportunity to shape the future of health care.

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