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Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Receives Get with The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS Hospital Quality Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 30, 2021 ― Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center believes strongly in delivering the highest quality health care services, and this was underscored as it received the American Heart Association’s 2021 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award that recognizes exceptional care for stroke patients.

 

To be named a recipient of this prestigious award, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center had to meet stringent quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.

 

These measures include evaluation of the proper usage of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery, and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, stroke patients also needed to receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

 

Additionally, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center additionally received the Association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll-Elite Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy award, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award.

 

“This recognition underscores our dedication to advancing cerebrovascular disease and Stroke care with compassion, innovation, and excellence,” said Zahra Ajani, MD, Stroke Program Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “Our evidence-based integrated systems of care allow us to timely assess and treat an acute stroke and improve patient outcomes. We also invest in our community outreach and education which helps in risk factor control and improves stroke prevention.”

 

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center joined all Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California and Hawaii in receiving this prestigious award.

 

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Comprehensive Stroke Center, visit kp.org/losangeles/stroke.

 

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About Kaiser Permanente
For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, visit about.kaiserpermanente.org.

 

About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital- based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Ranks Among the Best in the State by U. S. News & World Report

Los Angeles Medical Center Joins 10 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Hospitals Identified Among Top Hospitals in the State

PASADENA, Calif.July 27, 2021 — U.S. News and & World Report today announced that Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is among 11 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California ranked as being among the best in California based on its 2021-22 Best Hospitals Rankings/Ratings report.

 

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center ranked as the state’s 30th top hospital. This recognition is significant in that more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were evaluated in the magazine’s 32nd annual evaluation.

 

The Medical Center ranked 30th in the state in overall care, and 17th in the Los Angeles Metro Area. Among hospitals nationwide, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center was ranked “high performing” for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Geriatrics, three highly specialized areas, and “high performing” in the following 9 common adult procedures and conditions: Aortic Valve Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Pneumonia and Stroke.

 

“I’m proud that the U.S. News & World Report study places our tertiary care center among the top hospitals nationwide,” said Will Grice, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “This ranking reflects our commitment to delivering high-quality, patient-centered care and illustrates our care teams’ commitment to every patient, every time.”

 

In addition to the Los Angeles Medical Center, the following Kaiser Permanente hospitals in the Southern California Region ranked among California’s top hospitals as follows:

- 18th (tied): Anaheim and Irvine medical centers.

- 24th (tied): Fontana, Ontario, San Diego Zion and San Diego medical centers.

- 42nd (tied): Downey Medical Center.

- 50th (tied): Baldwin Park, South Bay medical centers.

- 56th (tied): Woodland Hills Medical Center.

 

"Every day our physicians, nurses, administrative staff and facility employees come to work dedicated to medical excellence, compassionate care and providing high-quality services to our members and patients,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii, Health Plan and Hospitals.

 

“These impressive rankings are a testament to that important work.”

 

Dr. Ramin Davidoff, executive medical director for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, echoed similar sentiments.

 

“Physicians at Kaiser Permanente go above and beyond the call of duty every day to provide the best care possible in a manner that is best suited for each individual’s health care needs,” he said. “I believe our high standards are a major factor as to why Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California are so well regarded.”

 

U.S. News & World Report ranked or rated a total of 417 hospitals in California as part of its report.

 

About Kaiser Permanente

For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, visit about.kaiserpermanente.org.

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition. LA County facility receives highest national honor for nursing excellence

Los Angeles, Calif., June 23, 2021 – Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center received Magnet® Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The honor was bestowed on the Los Angeles County facility in recognition of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superior patient care.

 

With this credential, the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 547 U.S. health care organizations (out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals) have achieved Magnet recognition. Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is the third Kaiser Permanente hospital to receive the honor following Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center’s designation in 2018.

 

“Magnet recognition is tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to the professional practice of nursing and to providing the very best care to our patients,” said Will Grice, senior vice president-area manager, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “We are extremely proud of the distinction earned by our nursing staff. This credential reflects the exceptional service our Kaiser Permanente nurses provide every day in communities throughout Southern California.”

 

The ANCC describes its Magnet Recognition Program® as recognizing health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit, and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.

 

“Achieving Magnet status validates the teamwork of our nursing division by providing superior quality care through nurse engagement as evidenced by our patient satisfaction scores,” said Patricia Clausen, , MBA, BSN, RN, CENP, Chief Nurse Executive, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “I respect and admire this incredible team and the support from our health care partners for this wonderful accomplishment.”

 

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public chooses health care organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

 

About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program

The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program is the highest national honor for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet.

 

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.

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