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.
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.
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.
June 25, 2013 |
California officials have fined healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente $4 million for problems related to patient access to mental health services. The fine announced Tuesday stems from deficiencies the California Department of Managed Health Care identified in March that were found during a routine medical survey. This marks the agency's second-largest enforcement action after a $10 million fine against Anthem Blue Cross in 2008 related to improper policyholder cancellations. "The Department's actions are a result of both the seriousness of the deficiencies and the failure of Kaiser to promptly correct them," said Brent Barnhart, director of the Department of Managed Health Care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1996 |
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.
October 24, 1998
We were very pleased to find out in Andrea Adelson's article on Disneyland's Innoventions exhibit that our pregnant mannequins are so popular with children--but we do wish you'd told your readers they are part of the Kaiser Permanente exhibit ("Close to the Future," Oct. 8). Kaiser Permanente has put a lot of time and energy into making health care careers attractive to children and we chose the content of our Innoventions display to help further that effort. The other components, including the walk-through pulsing heart, were likewise designed to attract, inform and interest children.
November 13, 2000
I read with more than a little interest your report "He Knew What He Wanted, but His HMO Disagreed" (Oct. 23), regarding the dispute with Kaiser Permanente and Don Pugh's search for a surgeon whose specialty and experience was with prostate problems. Around 1995 my husband had a very similar experience. What my husband did not do was the research that Pugh did, and the end result is just as described in your article. Smart man, Mr. Pugh. And thanks, Mr. Carey, for reporting on this type of surgery.