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.
National Drug Take Back Day events help make communities safer
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park partnered with the Baldwin Park Police Department to collect 605 pounds of unused, expired, or unwanted drugs.
Additionally, the Kaiser Permanente Diamond Bar Medical Offices teamed up with the L.A. County Sheriff – Diamond Bar/Walnut Station to collect more than 100 pounds of discarded drugs.
Walking to cure women’s cancers
Eleven Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park teams participated in City of Hope’s Annual “Walk for Hope to Cure Women’s Cancers” 5K Walk. Thank you to the dedicated team captains and walkers who made a difference by raising more than $6,000 for cancer research.
Domestic Violence Campaign
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park hosted a press conference to celebrate the conclusion of the 2018 Domestic Violence Campaign and announce the results of the donation drive benefiting local shelters. Guest speakers included Congresswomen Grace Napolitano and Judy Chu, Victor Cheng, MD, Physician-in-Charge, Kaiser Permanente Diamond Bar; and a domestic violence survivor.
As part of the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Adopt-A-School Program, Art Dominguez, PharmD, made a Poison Prevention presentation to 2ndgraders at Merlinda Elementary in West Covina.
West Covina Principal for a Day
James Baker, MD, Urgent Care, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, participated in the West Covina Unified School District “Principal for a Day” at Monte Vista Elementary, where he shadowed Principal Lilia Gonzalez-Gomez. The activity provides community leaders an opportunity to interact with staff, teachers, students, and parents.
Community Surgery Day helps those in need
Thanks to the generous support of more than 70 volunteers and community service workers, a variety of surgical procedures were provided to 26 uninsured, low-income residents from the San Gabriel Valley. This is made possible through a partnership with East Valley Community Health Center which identified the patients. To date, 254 individuals have received free surgeries/procedures over the last nine years of this program.
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park supports seniors
Katrina Bell, Labor Management Partnership, and Karen Robles, Respiratory Department, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, volunteered at the Irwindale Senior Health Fair. They provided Body Mass Index screenings and distributed important health information to approximately 200 community members.
Baldwin Park Relay for Life
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park sponsored theevent that increases awareness and funds to support programs and services of the American Cancer Society. Linda Gutierrez, LCSW, Department Administrator, Medical Social Work, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, spoke at the Opening Ceremony and distributed medals to cancer survivors/caregivers.
KP Care Night
For over 20 years, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center has partnered with East Valley Community Health Center (EVCHC) to provide services to uninsured residents of the San Gabriel Valley through our KP Care Night program. Kaiser Permanente physicians and nurse practitioners volunteer each month at the Pomona clinic through its primary care department, which provides family practice services for children and adults.
Special thanks to our current KP Care Night volunteers: Rosemary Soliz, MD, Family Medicine; Minh Nguyen, MD, Family Medicine; Veronica Clinkscales, RNP, Family Medicine; and EVCHC staff Dolores Navarro, Medical Assistant, and Alex Santos, Medical Assistant.