May 10, 2013 |
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.
January 29, 2013 |
Nonprofit healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente had a 40% share of California's $59-billion health insurance market for employers and individuals, new data show. A report issued this week by Citigroup analyst Carl McDonald compiled nationwide data on 2011 premiums and enrollment among large and small employers and individuals buying their own policies. Those insurance markets, excluding government healthcare programs and self-insured employers, totaled more than 80 million people and $317 billion in premiums.
November 6, 2012 |
Kaiser Permanente's board said it would promote a veteran executive to be the next chairman and chief executive of the healthcare giant, effective next year. Bernard J. Tyson will replace George Halvorson, 65, who announced last month that he was retiring after a long tenure at the helm of the Oakland company. Halvorson was instrumental in building Kaiser into the nation's largest nonprofit insurer and hospital system, with more than 9 million customers and nearly $50 million in annual revenue.
August 7, 2013 |
California signed contracts with 12 health insurers for its new state-run marketplace, but the Ventura County Health Care Plan unexpectedly dropped out. Covered California, which is implementing the federal healthcare law in the state, said it supported Ventura County's decision to opt out next year and that it welcomes a subsequent bid for 2015. The exchange said it will now provide three health plans -- Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California -- to Ventura County residents.
August 19, 1997 |
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.
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 |
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.
November 11, 1997 |
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.