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August 19, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Fresenius Medical Care and Kaiser Permanente said they agreed to form a joint venture to offer disease-management services to kidney disease patients enrolled in managed-care organizations. The new company, formed by Fresenius' North American unit and Kaiser's Southern California doctors group, will offer specialized health-care services for patients requiring pre-dialysis and dialysis treatment, both for members of Kaiser Permanente health plans and members of other plans, the companies said.
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REAL ESTATE
July 16, 1989
Ground has broken for the new 34,000-square-foot Whittier Medical Office Building designed by Rosetti Associates for Kaiser Permanente. The $5-million facility to be located at the southwest corner of Whittier Boulevard at Putnam Street and Pacific Place, will provide outpatient care for Kaiser Permanente members in the areas of pediatrics and adult primary care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1992 | DAVID A. AVILA
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program this week received a $15,000 donation from Kaiser Permanente. Police Chief Charles S. Brobeck, who received the gift at the City Council meeting Tuesday, said that the donation was much needed and would be well spent. "It will help support (programs in) schools in the area," Brobeck said of the donation. The Irvine DARE program has an annual budget of $180,000 and provides counseling and guidance concerning drug abuse and gangs to area schoolchildren.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH, Barbara Marsh covers health care for The Times
All that growth in South County means patients aplenty for health plans. Starting next year, for instance, Kaiser Permanente plans to offer certain health care services through a new agreement with Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo. The Kaiser Permanente medical group provides care to Kaiser health plan members. Officials from Kaiser and Mission Hospital plan to offer details of a new service agreement next week.
NEWS
July 29, 1993
Kaiser Permanente has awarded more than $200,000 to Southern California HIV / AIDS nonprofit organizations. Local grant recipients include Being Alive, Long Beach; Christ Chapel of Long Beach; Long Beach AIDS Network; Santa Maria House, and the Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education Program. Many of the agencies receiving grants provide services not covered by insurance or not available through federal, state or county agencies.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2013 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
A worrisome abdominal pain drove Jalal Afshar to seek treatment last year at healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente. The Pasadena resident and Kaiser member had lived for years with a rare condition known as Castleman's disease, which affects the lymph nodes and the body's immune system. But this was the first time he experienced such severe symptoms. Kaiser granted his request to see a specialist in Arkansas. But it ultimately declined to pay for his treatment there. By June, Afshar said, Kaiser was arranging for hospice care so that he could die at home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
In an effort to address the concerns and questions of new parents, Kaiser Permanente announced the creation of a new "Great Starts" program. Inevitably, most new mothers have questions or issues after they leave the hospital and are faced with caring for their babies the first week, said Linda Hanna, a lactation specialist and maternal child health educator. With Great Starts, those issues are addressed by professionals, and the women and their babies are physically examined.
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