“America’s 50 Best Hospitals” Award for Four Consecutive Years
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rates Kaiser Permanente among the best health plans. The 5-Star rating means that persons with Medicare coverage may choose Kaiser Permanente any time during the year, even after open enrollment.
Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Scott Smith named Hospital Physician of the Year at 2019 Fainer/Tauber MD Awards
Kaiser Permanente physician, Dr. Scott Smith, was honored at the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation Fainer/Tauber MD Awards on Thursday, August 8 at the historic Lloyd-Butler Estate in Oxnard. Dr. Smith, a Kaiser Permanente hospitalist working at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, received the award for Hospital Physician of the Year. The award recognizes a local physician who has made outstanding contributions to patient care in a hospital setting and Dr. Smith was selected for his unwavering dedication to caring for his patients as well as their families.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers across Southern California have received the Women’s Choice Award® as one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience,” as well as receiving multiple “America’s Best Hospitals” awards in specialty care, including: Best Stroke Care, Best Hospital for Obstetrics, Best Breast Centers, and Best Bariatric Surgery. According to the Women’s Choice Award®, market research shows that women influence up to 94% of family health care decisions; and a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award® determined which hospitals and services women would highly recommend in today’s marketplace. Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals had to meet exceptionally high standards regarding women’s unique needs and preferences to help them make the most informed health care decisions. Kaiser Permanente’s Medical Centers in Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Irvine, South Bay, and Woodland Hills were all named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. These medical centers along with Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles, Fontana, and Zion Medical Centers were named “America’s Best Hospitals” for the following specialties: Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center – Obstetrics and Stroke Care Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center – Obstetrics and Breast Centers Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center – Stroke Care Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center – Obstetrics and Stroke Care Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center – Stroke Care Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center – Bariatric Surgery, Obstetrics, and Breast Centers Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center – Obstetrics, Stroke Care, and Breast Centers Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center – Obstetrics The Women’s Choice Award® exemplifies that Kaiser Permanente listens to women and understands that their values and experiences are a critical component of care and the care of loved ones. Congratulations to all the teams across our region that make this possible!
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills and ten other Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California have received “A” grades for excellence in patient safety in the spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 national performance measures to produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Additionally, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade methodology has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety. The Kaiser Permanente hospitals that received Leapfrog’s “A” rating in Southern California are located in: Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Downey, Fontana, Irvine, Ontario, Panorama City, Riverside, San Diego Zion, South Bay and Woodland Hills. In California, of the 256 hospitals on Leapfrog’s list, only 87 received “A” grades. Only 28% of non-Kaiser Permanente hospitals received an “A” grade. “We are very proud of this recognition, and we attribute these high marks to the staff and physicians who spend every day looking out for the health care needs of our 4.6 million members in Southern California,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals for Southern California. “Kaiser Permanente’s integrated patient-focused model provides the high-quality medical care and service our members and patients expect and deserve.” Dr. Edward M. Ellison, executive medical director for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, echoed those sentiments. “These high marks are the result of Kaiser Permanente’s unwavering commitment to patient safety,” he said. “We believe in delivering the highest quality of care using the latest technology. Such care is delivered with warmth and compassion, and without compromising patient safety.”
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Indeed names Kaiser Permanente No. 1 Best Place to Work in Health Care in 2018.