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August 18, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) has earned designation by the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC), the highest level of stroke care certification offered by the independent accrediting and certification agency. The designation distinguishes LAMC as one of 125 Comprehensive Stroke Centers, out of more than 5,000 hospitals nationally.
Hospital listed as 'high performing' for four specialties, including neurology and neurosurgery Los Angeles, CA -August 8, 2017— Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) was ranked among the state’s top 25 hospitals for excellence in health care by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals study released this week.
51 Non-profit Organizations Receive Nearly $500,000 in Grants from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Grant Program Targets Barriers Faced by Underserved Populations
July 17, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) announced that it will award grants totaling nearly $500,000 to non-profit organizations that serve individuals living in LAMC’s geographic service area, including Boyle Heights, Burbank, Echo Park, Glendale, Metro Los Angeles, and Pasadena. After a competitive application process, 51 organizations were selected to receive grants ranging from $5,000 - $24,000 each, to help fund programs that provide health care access to the uninsured or working poor, health services for pregnant and parenting teens in foster care, mental health care for homeless and trafficked youth, and more.
Ana has been our relief charge nurse full time for the last 3 months. She is a wonderful and amazing nurse. She goes above and beyond, always making sure everything is flowing nicely in Preop & patients are brought in promptly, she is constantly on the move, helping all the nurses. I always have to tell her to take her break because her #1 concern are patients and Pre-op. Ana is an exceptional nurse, she is a patient advocate and a nurse advocate. She is an extraordinary nurse, and I have had the pleasure of working with her for the last 5 years.
April 4, 2017 -Los Angeles, CA - Kaiser Permanente has installed drug disposal kiosks in 22 of its pharmacies in a pilot project aimed at reducing the risks posed by unwanted and expired medications.
The kiosks — located in California, Colorado, and Washington — are available for public use during regular pharmacy hours. Collected drugs are disposed of according to federal, state, and local regulations. Kaiser Permanente personnel monitor the kiosks and keep records of collections. The actual disposal is managed by a registered pharmaceutical waste handler in an environmentally safe manner.
Kaiser Permanente plans to increase the total number of its drug collection kiosks to 64 by the end of May, with the program expanding to locations in Oregon, Virginia, and Georgia, where state laws allow operation of disposal kiosks in retail pharmacies. The organization is also exploring opportunities for public-private partnerships that could fund additional kiosks.