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The year 2014 saw our largest investment in community benefit ever: approximately $2.2 billion.
Kaiser Permanente volunteerism continues to grow, with more than 12,000 hours to date spent rebuilding the Gulf Coast.
In 2014 thousands of Kaiser Permanente employees across the country spent the day volunteering at hundreds of community work sites in our annual " Day ON, Not a Day OFF" volunteer event.
KP is engaged in more than 40 place-based Community Health Initiatives formed through partnerships with local community-based organizations and residents to promote healthy eating, active living, environmental sustainability, neighborhood safety, and more.
In 2014 we served more than 640,000 people through Medicaid and the Complete Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) as well as providing nearly 86,000 individuals with health care through our Charitable Health Coverage (CHC) initiatives.
In 2014 Kaiser Permanente physicians volunteered with the International Medical Corps to set up and run an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone where the need was great and volunteers were few.
Kaiser Permanente has received several "Heroes in Healthcare" annual awards for implementing one of the most comprehensive health system responses to domestic violence in the country.
In 2014 Kaiser Permanente bestowed nearly $215 million in grants and donations.
In 2014 we approved more than 212,000 applications to help those struggling to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses with medical financial assistance program.
In the 25 years since our school-based Educational Theatre Program launched, more than 15 million people have been entertained and educated by the troupe's productions which deal with real-life issues of health and safety.
Kaiser Permanente awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships on an annual basis.
In 2014 Kaiser Permanente announced the 'Thriving Schools' partnership with Southern California schools and awarded $1.4 million to boost healthy eating and physical activity.
For the second year in a row, Kaiser Permanente's three largest regions, totaling nearly 7 million members, have the top three Medicare health plans in the nation: The Southern California Region is No. 1 this year, followed by the Colorado and the Northern California regions. In addition, Kaiser Permanente has the top-ranked Medicare health plan in each of the states in which it operates.
Kaiser Permanente ranked No. 2 on DiversityInc's 2015 list of TOP 50 Companies for Diversity. KP was the only health care organization listed in the top 20.
15 Kaiser Permanente hospitals were ranked as Leapfrog Top Hospitals in 2015.
Kaiser Permanente Ranked Among LATINA Style Magazine's Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States.
Kaiser Permanente is the first health and hospital system to earn top performer status and a perfect 100 percent rating on the Healthcare Equality Index.
In 2014, Kaiser Permanente became the first health care organization in the nation to earn membership to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a prestigious group of U.S. corporations committed to maintain $1 billion annually in spend with minority and women owned businesses.
In late 2013 Kaiser Permanente launched Spanishkp.org to facilitate and support our Hispanic members online experiences.
In 2009, Kaiser Permanente was named 1 of 20 Best Companies for Asian Pacific Americans by Asian Enterprise magazine.
Kaiser Permanente plans are ranked as among the best in the nation for prevention, treatment and customer experience by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Kaiser Permanente recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as highest in customer satisfaction among mail-order pharmacies.
In 2014 Kaiser Permanente performed more than one million mammograms.
If Kaiser Permanente were a for-profit company, its Fortune 500 rank would be 56.
Kaiser Permanente serves over 10.6 million members from 38 hospitals and more than 626 medical office buildings and other facilities in eight states and the District of Columbia.
Kaiser Permanente's operating revenue was more than 60 billion in 2015.
There are approximately 30 local unions affiliated with nine national or international unions in Kaiser Permanente’s Labor Management Partnership.
Kaiser Permanente has more than 250,000 employees and physicians.
There are more than 18,500 Permanente Medical Group physicians working with Kaiser Permanente today.
Kaiser Permanente facilities see more than 40 million outpatient visits per year.
Kaiser Permanente has some of the largest multispecialty group practices in the nation.
Kaiser Permanente's nursing team is more than 49,000 strong.
Kaiser Permanente physicians perform nearly 225,000 inpatient surgeries per year.
Compared to national statistics, HIV patients at Kaiser Permanente are living longer and are healthier than those who are not in our care system.
89 percent of KP's HIV-positive patients are in HIV-specific care within 90 days, compared to 50 percent in the U.S. within one year.
Kaiser Permanente’s HIV mortality rates are half the national average.
Computer-assisted care has nearly eliminated new cases of blindness in diabetics among Kaiser Permanente Northern California members.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has a 500-square-foot, million-dollar Mobile Health Vehicle, which brings care to members across the Big Island.
Kaiser Permanente's annual National Diversity Conference celebrates our commitment to diversity—as a core value and key business strategy. Our longest-running conference, each year more than 1,000 of our employees and physicians attend the event.
Kaiser Permanente helped to pioneer many same-day surgeries, including tonsillectomies and hernia repairs.
Although the majority of American health care didn't become desegregated until the 1960s, our member services were never racially segregated.
Kaiser Permanente membership has grown from 25,000 to more than 10.5 million since community enrollment began in 1946.
The first hospitals built by Henry J. Kaiser served workers at his dam construction sites and shipyards.
Beatrice Lei, born in China in 1910, joined the Permanente Health Plan in 1946 and was the first woman physician in the medical group.
Henry J. Kaiser was inducted into the Labor Hall of Fame for his efforts to create better conditions for millions of American workers.
Opened in 1933 by Kaiser Permanente founding physician Sidney Garfield, MD, Contractor's General Hospital is now a California state historical landmark.
Kaiser Permanente's first rehab center was founded to help Henry J. Kaiser's son, Henry Jr., who had multiple sclerosis.
The skyscraper housing Kaiser Permanente's corporate offices is named after Henry J. Kaiser's first employee, Alonzo Ordway.
The name "Permanente" was inspired by a creek on land owned by Henry J. Kaiser.
In 2014 Kaiser Permanente received a record 32 environmental excellence awards from Practice Greenhealth, the national membership organization for hospitals and health systems committed to environmentally responsible operations and care.
Kaiser Permanente has diverted 93 tons of medical devices away from landfills by collecting them for safe reprocessing.
Our Napa data center is still the only data center in the world to have a platinum-level LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance certification.
Our new hospital in Hillsboro, Oregon is the first hospital in our system to earn the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for environmentally significant practices and sustainable features.
We plan to build more than 100 care sites over the next decade—and we plan to build them all with LEED-winning environmental practices in mind.
During the construction of our new San Leandro Medical Center, nearly 100 percent of our demolition waste was recycled.
During construction, nearly 97 percent of the packaging waste at our Modesto Medical Center site was recycled.
Over the past five years, Kaiser Permanente's efforts have prevented 70 million pounds of air pollutants annually from entering the atmosphere.
Over the last seven years, we have eliminated the purchase and disposal of 40 tons of hazardous chemicals.
Over the past five years, we have saved more than $10 million per year through energy conservation strategies.
We are testing new prescription bottles made with recycled materials—reducing the carbon footprint of these containers by 60 percent.
In Southern California, we are testing new biodegradable mailer bags for our prescription mail-order facilities.
Over the past five years, more than 50 acres of reflective roofing were installed that will generate savings over the life of a facility.
We participate in the Global Health and Safety Initiative—a coalition of health care organizations who aim to deliver optimally green health care.
In an effort to cease our use of PVC products, we have partnered with suppliers to introduce several new PVC-free products to the market.
We worked with a manufacturer to develop a PVC-free carpet with backing made from 95 percent post-consumer recycled plastic at no additional cost.
Our new carpet standard has a backing made from windshield safety film that would otherwise have gone to landfill.
We eliminated millions of vinyl gloves—and drove down the price of alternatives—by switching to latex-free nitrile gloves at all facilities.
In the last 7 years, we have chosen ecologically sustainable materials for 7.5 million square feet of new construction.
By choosing native plants over turf in landscaping design, we are able to reduce our water use and support sustainable environments.
We are firm believers in adding design features that support the healing process, such as increased daylight and more green space.
Many of our hospitals serve locally grown food to patients, reducing the negative carbon footprint that comes from transporting food.
In 2014, Kaiser Permanente hosted 54 nationally recognized farmers markets on medical center campuses across the country.
Instead of using traditional electric boilers to heat water, our newest hospitals use an efficient system that captures excess heat and converts it to energy.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Kaiser Permanente's new Vacaville Medical Center reused asphalt from an old parking area to repave the new facility.
In 2014 Kaiser Permanente generated and consumed more on-site green power than any other health sector organization in the United States (as indicated on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site). The On-site Generation list represents those partners generating and consuming the most green power on-site within the Green Power Partnership.
In 2014 Kaiser Permanente announced that it will increase its onsite solar generation capacity by as much as 50 megawatts with additional installations planned for its medical campuses and other locations.
Kaiser Permanente has committed to reuse, recycle, or compost at least 40% of our waste materials systemwide by the end of 2015.
We are deploying 15 megawatts of solar power and four megawatts of fuel cell energy across our facilities, part of a larger plan to use sustainable energy sources to power 25% of Kaiser Permanente’s buildings nationwide by 2020.
Kaiser Permanente's Modesto (Calif.) Medical Center has earned national recognition as one of the "greenest" health care facilities in North America.
In 2014 Kaiser Permanente’s personal health record, My Health Manager on kp.org, received a gold award for Best Health/Healthcare Content. The most widely used personal health record in the country, nearly five million members use the website to manage their health and stay connected to their doctors.
In 2014, more than 20 million secure emails were sent and nearly 38 million lab results were viewed online. How's that for connectivity?!
In late 2014 Kaiser Permanente received five eHealthcare Leadership Awards, one of only five organizations to receive the highest honor for eHealth Organizational Commitment.
Kaiser Permanente collaborated with the national Alzheimer’s Association to design the first managed care industry program for dementia.
Kaiser Permanente conducts more than 4,000 clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and health services research studies each year.
Our in-house Innovation Consultancy uses human-centered design and thinking to solve problems and find new ways to deliver patient-centric care.
Since its launch in 2012 Kaiser Permanente’s mobile website has received more than 19 million visits.
Kaiser Permanente identified 120 pairs of drugs that look alike or sound alike to help prevent misidentification of drugs.
Our Innovation and Advanced Technology Group looks for disruptive technology that is on the horizon, and assesses its place in health care.
The BEEWARE labeling system developed in our Mid-Atlantic States region alerts pharmacy staff to medications with the highest risk of injury when misused.
While Henry J. Kaiser is mostly remembered for cofounding Kaiser Permanente, he is also responsible for making the Jeep a popular American car around the world.
Kaiser Permanente designed a drawer in a wall that allows newborns to be moved between the nursery and the mother’s hospital room.
Kaiser Permanente research led to U.S. Preventive Task Force recommendations on colorectal cancer screenings.
More than 32,000 people have participated in research studies at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research.
Kaiser Permanente developed Archimedes, a powerful computer simulation model, to help develop best practices for treating a variety of diseases.
Our research on the cost of health care for Medicare recipients was crucial in passing federal legislation that allows HMOs to enroll this group.
Kaiser Permanente researchers showed that quitting smoking reduces coronary heart disease death rates to nonsmoker levels.
We have more than 4,000 ongoing health research studies and our researchers published more than 1300 articles in 2014.
A Kaiser Permanente study showed that brief cognitive behavioral therapy can help prevent depression in teens.
Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research is leading a study of environmental and behavioral factors relating to breast cancer.
The Garfield Center is the only setting of its kind where hands-on innovation sessions are played out in a safe, simulated clinical space.
If Kaiser Permanente were a construction company, it would be the fifth-largest construction company in the country.
One of our studies proved that reducing salt and eating fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy significantly reduces blood pressure.
A recent Kaiser Permanente study found that refusing immunizations increases a child's risk of chickenpox.
KP HealthConnect® is the world’s largest civilian electronic medical record database.
Nearly 39 percent of recent studies conducted at our Center for Health Research focus on the treatment and prevention of cancer.

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