News and Events

Midwife Delivers 5,000th Baby

Diablo Area employee, Debbie Cox, is a 25-year veteran of midwifery who has watched some things change and others remain the same — such as the wonder of birth. Confetti didn’t rain from the ceiling when midwife Debbie Cox, CNM, delivered her 5,000th baby at KP Antioch Medical Center on Aug. 31.

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Women unite to bring breast cancer license plate to California

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.

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Cutting-edge teamwork in gynecological oncology and surgery

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.

Pleasanton Medical Offices receives California Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award

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.

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Michael Tully-Cintron named chief operating officer for Walnut Creek Medical Center

Michael Tully-Cintron, MS, MPS, has been selected as Chief Operating Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Walnut Creek Medical Center.