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Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1 and Canyon Country Medical Offices Recognized with Garfield Distinction Award for Operational Excellence

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2020 – Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1 and Canyon Country Medical Offices were recognized today for earning the Kaiser Permanente Garfield Distinction Award for achievement in operational excellence. The physicians, employees, and leaders from each medical office were honored at Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1 for going the extra mile to meet the needs of patients, creating a culture of family and community dedication, and driving Kaiser Permanente’s mission of providing high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our communities. Read more.

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Named “Top Hospital” in the U.S. by The Leapfrog Group

PaNORAMA CITY, Calif., December 20, 2019 – Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center has been named “Top Hospital” in the teaching category by The Leapfrog Group, highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality. Six additional Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals have also earned the designation of top hospital.

 

The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality.

 

“We have been recognized as ‘Top Hospital’ by The Leapfrog Group before, and have consistently earned an A grade in patient safety,” said Payman Roshan, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Area. “This performance is a testament to our dedicated hospital staff.” Read more.

Kaiser Permanente Opens Clinic for Members and Non-Members at Target Store in Canyon Country

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019 — Today Kaiser Permanente celebrated the grand opening of its new Target Clinic at the Target Santa Clarita East store located at 19105 Golden Valley Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 

Target Clinic a quick care clinic where Target guests and other members of the community can receive basic primary and preventive care from licensed Kaiser Permanente providers. The clinic is open every day and accepts most health care plans. Read more.

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Receives High Patient Safety Grade

PANORAMA CITY, Calif., Nov. 7, 2019 — Ten Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California have received prestigious “A” grades for excellence in patient safety – including Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center – from The Leapfrog Group, which today released these ratings as part of its fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report. Approximately only 1 in 3 hospitals both in California and the U.S. received “A” grades. Read more.

Kaiser Permanente Urges its Members to Obtain Free Flu Vaccinations Being Offered Across Southern California

PANORAMA CITY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 —Kaiser Permanente is holding seasonal flu clinics for its members across Southern California beginning Saturday, Sept. 21, where they can receive free influenza vaccinations. The health care organization is urging its members and the general public that the most effective prevention against contracting the flu is to get vaccinated – and early.

 

At Panorama City Medical Center, flu shots for Kaiser Permanente members will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

 

  • Medical Offices 5 – 13651 Willard St., Panorama City, CA 91402
  • Medical Offices 6 – 8001 Ventura Canyon Ave., Panorama City, CA 91402

 

Members in the Santa Clarita Valley can also receive flu shots on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

 

  • Santa Clarita Medical Offices 2 – 26877 Tourney Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355

 

Additionally, flu shot clinics will be open at all Kaiser Permanente Panorama City area medical office locations, including North Hollywood, Mission Hills, and Santa Clarita on weekdays during regular business hours. Visit www.kp.org/flu for a complete list of clinic locations and hours.

 

Every year, millions of people get the flu, and hundreds of thousands of individuals end up in the emergency room or hospitalized. It’s highly recommended that the most sensitive populations, which include the elderly, pregnant women, babies that are six months and older, along with those with chronic health conditions – should get vaccinated.

 

“A common misconception is that a flu shot will make you sick,” said Dr. Margaret M. Khoury, a pediatric infectious disease specialist with Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “That is simply not true. You cannot contract the flu from getting a flu shot. However, by not getting vaccinated, you put yourself and your loved ones at a greater risk of getting the flu, which causes serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths every year. Most flu-related illnesses and deaths could be prevented simply by getting vaccinated.”

 

Harmful flu myths and a lack of awareness have caused significant disparities in flu vaccination, particularly in the African American and Latino communities, studies show. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans and Latinos are disparate populations that experience disproportionately higher rates of chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Subsequently, it’s these chronic health conditions that place many African Americans and Latinos at a higher risk of severe flu complications.

 

“It’s important to understand the benefits of flu immunizations, which is why we strongly encourage getting your flu shot, and to get it early for maximum protection,” Dr. Khoury stressed. “Getting vaccinated will protect your health, as well as reduce missed school and work days.”

 

For a complete list of clinic locations and times, and for more information about preventing or treating the flu, visit www.kp.org/flu.

 

For a video debunking common flu myths, click here.