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.
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.
Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley focus on Girls’ Health
On July 10, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley, Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff presented to nearly 50 girls, ages 14-17, on health and wellness, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, and teen dating violence prevention.
Special thank you to Armi Ilada, MD, Pediatrics; Asma Saraj, MD, Ob/Gyn; and Martin Ayala, LCSW, Psychiatry, for their participation.
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.
Veterans Job & Resource Fair
Kudos to Alfred Velasquez, Area Information Officer; and Katherine Litiatco, Talent Acquisition Manager, BPMC; who participated in the Veterans Job & Resource Fair hosted by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio. They are pictured with Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio and Mayor Joseph Romero Rocha, City of Azusa.
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.