Employee and physician volunteering in the community
Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians engage in the community by volunteering their time and expertise. Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status can post volunteer opportunities on an internal Kaiser Permanente website in order to engage employees and physicians by completing this form: New Project Submission Form.
Every 15 Minutes Program
Staff and physicians from the Emergency Department at the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center participated in the Every 15 Minutes Program with Los Altos High School. The national program reminds us that every 15 minutes, someone dies from an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident. The real-life simulation educates and improves awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Staff serve as “Principals for a Day”
Baldwin Park Medical Center physicians and staff participated as guest principals in the Principal for a Day program at the Rowland and Hacienda La Puente Unified School Districts. The program awards scholarships to students as an incentive to pursue their career plans.
Sharing about health care careers
Javier Ceballos, Project Manager, Administration; and Art Dominguez, PharmD, Clinical Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center; participated in career day at Kranz Intermediate School in El Monte. Students learned about various career opportunities in the health care field.
As part of the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Adopt-A-School Program, several employees made presentations at Foster Elementary in Baldwin Park and Merlinda Elementary in West Covina.
Tiffany Green, RNP; Maria Ventura, PM II; and Haley Trantham, Practice Specialist; Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center; made presentations on Stroke Education and Awareness to 3rd graders. They dressed as Super Heroes to capture the students’ attention and encouraged student participation.
Leona Pang-Wu, Center for Healthy Living, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, encouraged 6th graders to Be Smart, Don’t Start Using Tobacco.
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, in collaboration with East Valley Community Health Center, recently hosted a Colonoscopy Day to provide colonoscopies to uninsured, low-income individuals from the community. The program provides access to care for individuals who would otherwise be placed on a waiting list at county facilities. Wait lists can take several months, which can leave life-threatening conditions undiagnosed if earlier care is not provided. Special thanks to physicians and staff from our Gastroenterology Department for their efforts.
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park honors memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park served as a presenting sponsor for the San Gabriel Valley NAACP and the City of West Covina’s 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration held at the West Covina Civic Center. More than 200 participants took part in the festivities.
Kaiser Permanente provided the “Wheel of Health” education game, blood pressure screenings, and distributed health education materials targeting specific diseases that are prevalent in the African-American community including diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
Special thanks to the Kaiser Permanente staff members who volunteered for the event.