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Life Care Planning: Make your health care wishes known in advance

If you experience a medical emergency* and you are unable to communicate, are your health care wishes known to your family and doctors?

Kaiser Permanente’s Life Care Planning program can help you to outline your health care preferences at different stages in your life. From creating a written plan and designating a health care agent who can speak for you, to outlining specific wishes about treatment options, Life Care Planning helps to ensure your values, beliefs, and goals will be followed in the event that you cannot communicate for yourself.

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Help us enhance our quality care and service

As part of our commitment to patient-centered care, we encourage the feedback of our members and patients to help us improve the care experience for all Kaiser Permanente members.

If you’re interested in providing feedback on a regular basis, consider joining our Fresno or Central Valley member/patient advisory councils. The councils meet monthly with local Kaiser Permanente leaders to discuss topics ranging from enhancing hospital stays to increasing access to our physicians – and much more.


Kaiser Permanente helps support a new place for kids to play in South Stockton

Kaiser Permanente staff and physicians in the Central Valley joined more than 200 volunteers to help build a new playground at Liberty Square Park in Stockton.


Kaiser Permanente donates $35,000 to Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin

Committed to improving the health of the community, Kaiser Permanente has donated $35,000 to Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin on the organization’s annual Donor Appreciation Day.

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Stockton has a great new destination for quality care

Starting May 1, 2016, St. Joseph’s Medical Center is the Stockton plan hospital for Kaiser Permanente members.