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Kaiser Permanente named one of the North Bay’s healthiest companies!

We’re proud to be selected by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the Healthiest Companies in the North Bay!  We take pride in offering our employee health and wellness programs, including onsite cardio and mindfulness classes, wellness massages, free flu shots, and healthy food choices at our cafeterias.

Kaiser Permanente cares about its employees’ total health and wellness—body, mind, and spirit—so that we can care for each other, our members and the communities we serve. Your health and wellness are important to all of us.

Read the announcement as it appeared in the North Bay Business Journal.

Transgender Members Shape Own Health Care

Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s Transgender Member Advisory Council began in Oakland and now includes a council in Sacramento, too. Patients, their family members, and clinicians meet once a month to discuss how to improve the transgender care experience. The scope of the Oakland council’s work has ranged from updating the online trainings for nursing staff and physicians to launching peer navigation support for people who are navigating their way through the Kaiser Permanente hospital system for transgender health care.

Watch a brief video to learn about Kaiser Permanente’s member advisory councils, including one dedicated to bringing “compassion-filled health care” to transgender patients.

Kaiser Permanente Makes $25 Million Pledge to California Governor’s Housing Fund

Friday, Jan. 17
Kaiser Permanente Makes $25 Million Pledge to California Governor’s Housing Fund
Kaiser Permanente is a first partner in California Access to Housing and Services Fund, extending its work toward solving homelessness.

Read the full story here

1650 Los Gamos Construction Update

Construction Update

Starting July 30, there will be construction of a new Parking Structure on the west side of Los Gamos across the street from the future Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices at 1650 Los Gamos Drive in San Rafael.

To learn more about construction activity, please click here.

San Rafael Medical Center Earns Prestigious National Cancer Center Accreditation

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation to the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael cancer program.

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring
of comprehensive quality care. To earn CoC accreditation, hospital cancer programs must meet 34 quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered cancer care.

San Rafael Medical Center has been designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, which means it cares for 500 or more newly diagnosed cancer cases each year, provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, and participates in cancer-related clinical research.

CoC-accredited cancer centers must also demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases. This requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.

“This accreditation follows several years of dedicated work by a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and staff,” said Naveen Kumar, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael. “We are very proud of the team’s success in meeting or exceeding rigorous quality standards set by the Commission on Cancer.”

When patients receive care at a CoC-accredited facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services—including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents each patient’s care and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

“Earning this accreditation means that our patients and their loved ones who face a cancer diagnosis are assured of receiving the most advanced cancer care available, from skilled and compassionate professionals,” said Judy Coffey, RN, Senior Vice President & Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente Marin-Sonoma. “Providing this kind of exceptional care enhances the health of our entire community.”

“We are proud to have the great care we provide in our new Cancer Center on Las Gallinas in San Rafael confirmed with CoC accreditation,” added Pat Kendall, RN, Medical Group Administrator and Cancer Program Administrator at San Rafael Medical Center. “And we are committed to providing this recognized excellence for our community, along with Marin General Hospital.”

The CoC was established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons as a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons.  For more information, visit: www.facs.org/cancer

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