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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.
March 10, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
For the seventh consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente ranked highest in customer satisfaction for health insurance among California policyholders, according to ratings firm J.D. Power & Associates. But two other major rivals -- Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross -- scored the lowest on member satisfaction among seven California health plans. In its annual survey, J.D. Power surveyed more than 34,000 customers of 136 commercial health plans in December and January in 18 regions across the country.
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.
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.
July 20, 1993
About 110 health care workers and support staff members walked off the job at Kaiser Permanente's Panorama City and Woodland Hills medical centers Monday. The purpose of the one-day, symbolic walkout, which involved less than 1% of Kaiser Permanente's 12,000 workers in Southern California, was to protest budget cuts that have increased workloads, said union spokeswoman Joyce Moscato. A hospital spokeswoman said the walkout would have little effect.
January 19, 1993 | SAM ENRIQUEZ
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills has agreed to donate $44,000 to the Pierce College nursing program, allowing more students to enroll this year, a company spokeswoman said Monday. Pierce College officials were considering reducing by a quarter the number of new nursing students admitted for the spring semester because of state budget cuts. The donation, which will cover the cost of a nursing instructor, will forestall those cuts, Kaiser spokeswoman Pamela Spencer said.
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.
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