Five breast cancer survivors are working tirelessly to get enough pink license plates pre-ordered for their release as a statewide fund-raiser. United by a disease so ravaging that each has undergone surgeries, chemotherapy, and continuing treatments, the quartet, along with friend and survivor Carla Kimball, have somehow found the strength to take on a mammoth cancer awareness project benefitting the public.
Being told you may have ovarian, cervical, or another type of gynecological cancer is scary. But when Diablo Service Area patients are referred to a specialist, they’re in particularly good hands – four of them, in fact. That’s because Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek has two of the Northern California region’s premiere specialists in gynecological oncology surgery, Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) Suh-Burgmann and Dr. Annette Chen.
Kaiser Permanente’s Pleasanton Medical Offices is among several California businesses recently recognized on the steps of the state Capitol for exemplary efforts to adhere to state and Federal law by creating breastfeeding policies, ensuring awareness with their staff, and talking with expectant mothers about accommodating their breastfeeding needs when they return to work.
Michael Tully-Cintron, MS, MPS, has been selected as Chief Operating Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Walnut Creek Medical Center.
Katherine Gallagher, MD, of Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek, was recently honored with the David Lawrence Community Service Award (DLCSA) for her commitment to volunteerism throughout the world and the countless hours of time and expertise she has shared.