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Kaiser Permanente SSF Reduces Carbon Footprint

With the installation of more than 100 new solar panels and other equipment upgrades, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco is becoming an increasingly sustainable facility.

The investment is part of a program-wide goal of being carbon neutral by 2020 and carbon positive by 2025, Support Services Administrator Bill Bowdle said.

“Having a clean environment is key to total health and to our organizational mission,” he said. “We’re committed to making the kinds of investments that allow us to do our part to take care of our communities.”

To be carbon neutral, Kaiser Permanente needs to offset as much greenhouse gas as it emits. To be carbon positive, it must offset more than it emits. The goals are ambitious, but attainable.

Kaiser Permanente Awards $2 Million to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Illness

Kaiser Permanente announced a $2 million investment to support community organizations in their work to reduce the stigma around mental illness. Twenty-five Northern California organizations were awarded community health grants, including school districts, youth and family services and community coalitions that bring together a variety of stakeholders and agencies to serve people that historically shy away from getting mental health services.

“Stigma is influenced by our cultural belief systems and it impacts our decisions to seek care, even in times of crisis,” said Yener Balan, MD, FAPA, executive director of behavioral health for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. “Kaiser Permanente believes that a person’s culture should be at the center of their health care experience, not a barrier to getting the care they need.”

The $2 million anti-stigma investment will support community organizations in developing trainings, public forums and awareness campaigns that are customized for specific populations. This is the first part of a three-year initiative.

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Receives Top Grade “A” For Patient Safety

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco has been awarded an “A” grade, the highest possible, for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.

“This is further proof that at Kaiser Permanente we put our patients and their care first,” said John Skerry, MD, physician in chief, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco. “We are pleased to be recognized for the high-quality health care provided by our physicians, nurses and staff.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, released its Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grades after examining publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections at U.S. hospitals, which were then assigned letter grades for their safety records.

Only 750 of 2,500 hospitals surveyed in the U.S. received an “A” rating in the biannual report which began in 2012.

In all, eight Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California received “A” grades from Leapfrog: Modesto, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco and Vallejo.

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 national performance measures to assign a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade methodology has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

Visit hospitalsafetygrade.org for additional information about the award.

Text message alert now available at Kaiser Permanente Pharmacies

Members now have the option to receive a text message on your smartphone when your prescription order is ready for pick up at your specified pharmacy location. Just enroll at a Kaiser Permanente pharmacy to activate the text message notification.

You can opt out at any time by replying ‘STOP’ via text or with any Pharmacy staff.  Standard text messaging fees apply.

Did you know that we offer valet service at no additional cost?

Parking at South San Francisco

South San Francisco Medical Center
1200 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA 94080

  • The valet service is available from 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The service is free and tipping is not allowed.

Daly City Medical Office Building

395 Hickey Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94015

  • Assisted valet service provided at the lower levels of the parking garage.
  • The valet service is available from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The service is free and tipping is not allowed.

If you have any questions regarding the valet service or parking, please call 650-742-2000.

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Some things are easier to remember than others. For Northern California Kaiser Permanente members, remembering doctor’s appointments and immunizations just got easier.

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