News & Events

Learn About Spiritual Care at 4th Annual Meet and Greet April 28

Kaiser Permanente stands for total health – mind, body, and spirit.

Helping to address the “spirit” part of the total health equation is our team of faith representatives who work with our care providers to help meet our patients’ spiritual needs while in the hospital.

To help highlight the contributions of Kaiser Permanente’s spiritual care team, the 4th Annual Community Faith Leaders Meet and Greet will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Modesto Medical Center Healing Garden (adjacent to the cafeteria). All are invited, and there is no cost to attend.

Flu Season Visitor Restrictions Take Effect Jan. 14

Kaiser Permanente is committed to the safety of our members, patients, and visitors while at our facilities.

Due to the increased prevalence of influenza in our region, we will be implementing our flu season visitor policy at our Manteca and Modesto hospitals beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. At that time, hospital visitors will be limited to persons over 14 years of age, and those without visible cold or flu symptoms.The restrictions will remain in effect until the end of flu season, and do not apply to our outpatient medical office buildings.

Hospital patients are among those at the highest risk of catching influenza, and the disease can be deadly to the elderly, the very young, and those with compromised immune systems. Children 14 and younger are less likely to practice proper hand hygiene, or to indicate when they are feeling sick, especially early in the illness when it is most contagious.

Children 14 and younger may remain under adult supervision in one of our family waiting lounges, or in public areas of the facility, such as our cafeterias or lobbies.

Protect yourself this flu season! Flu shots are still available at no cost to Kaiser Permanente members – contact your primary doctor, or visit any of our Injection Clinics (no appointment is needed). To reduce your risk of catching the flu or cold, wash your hands often, cover your coughs, and get plenty of rest.

We thank you for your cooperation in helping to protect all of our members and patients this flu season.

Alzheimer's 101: Learn the Difference Between Alzheimer's, dementia, and normal aging

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how it differs from dementia and normal aging, attend a no-cost seminar Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association at our Manteca Medical Offices on Friday, Jan. 17, 202, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The seminar will also touch upon the different stages of Alzheimer’s disease, its risk factors, and current treatments available to address some of the symptoms.

The presentation is entitled “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” and is open to both Kaiser Permanente members and non-members. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is requested. Please call 1-800-272-3911 to secure your place, or email ivilleda@alz.org.

KP Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

Kaiser Permanente is currently accepting applications for its student internship program, KP LAUNCH, for Summer 2020 positions.

KP LAUNCH offers full-time, 8-week paid internship opportunities to high school and college students at Kaiser Permanente medical facilities in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. Priority is given to underrepresented and low-income individuals with diverse backgrounds who are interested in a career in health care.

The application window is now open for the KP LAUNCH College Program. Applications must be submitted online by midnight Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit kplaunch.kp.org. To submit an application for the College Program, click here.  (Please note: The application window for the High School Program will open on Friday, Dec. 13.)

Seminar Examines the Legal and Financial Impacts of Alzheimer's Disease

Like many other medical diagnoses, taking care of a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s can result in unforeseen expenses. Knowing how you can best anticipate and plan for these expenses is the topic of a seminar being presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at the Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices.

The presentation is entitled “Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease” and is open to both Kaiser Permanente members and non-members. There is no cost to attend.