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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 South San Francisco Hospital Receives Top Score for Patient Safety

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Hospital Receives Top Score
for Patient Safety

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center South San Francisco has received the top score of “A” by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,600 hospitals throughout the United States. The hospital records examined by The Leapfrog Group show Kaiser Permanente hospitals rank high in limiting patient injuries, reducing medical errors, preventing infections. Fifteen other Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California also received A grades.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, released its 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 A, B, C, D, or F grades for their safety records.

This top score 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 who passionately work to keep our patients safe.”

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California with “A” scores were: South San Francisco, Antioch, Fremont, Fresno, Roseville, Redwood City, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, South Sacramento, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Walnut Creek. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Manteca, Modesto, Oakland, and San Jose received a “B” score.

The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage founded in 2000 to work for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability.  It is an independent advocacy group working with a broad range of partners, including hospitals and insurers. The Hospital Safety Grade, considered the gold standard for rating patient safety in the U.S., is an analysis based on 28 variables, including rates of infections, medication mix-ups and health care-acquired injuries. It uses data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, and its own Leapfrog survey.

To see all hospital scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety Score website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.

 

Get your no-cost flu shot - don't wait

The flu is much more serious than the common cold. Protect yourself and your loved ones from serious health risks with a yearly flu shot. They’re available at no cost to Kaiser Permanente members.

Flu shots for adults and children over 8 years old will be available at these locations:

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

Saturday, 9/22/18 – 11/24/18
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1st floor, Medical Offices – Adults and children over 8 years old

Monday – Friday, 9/24/18 – 11/23/18
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1st floor, Medical Offices – Adults and children over 8 years old

Daly City Medical Offices
395 Hickey Blvd., Daly City, CA

Saturday and Sunday, 9/22/18 – 11/25/18
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by appointment

2nd floor, Pediatric Clinic – Children

Monday – Friday, 9/24/18 – 11/23/18
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

4th floor, Waiting Area A – Adults only

Monday – Friday, 9/24/18 – 11/30/18
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.

2nd floor, Pediatric Clinic — Children

 

The flu is much more serious than the common cold.  Protect yourself and your loved ones from serious health risks with a yearly flu shot.  They’re available at no cost to Kaiser Permanente members.

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

11/26/18 – 12/28/18
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4th Floor, Injection Clinic – Adults and Children over 8 years old

These hours may change. Please call 1-800-573-5811 or go to kp.org/mydoctor/flu for the current hours and locations.

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.