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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.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
PANORAMA CITY, Calif., June 12, 2019 — Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Read more.
PANORAMA CITY, Calif., May 21, 2019 — Eleven Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California, including Panorama City Medical Center, have received “A” grades for excellence in patient safety. The Leapfrog Group recently released these ratings as part of its spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report. Read more.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Celebrates Earth Day with Drop-Off Location for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and E-Waste Collection Event
Save the Earth and Protect the Environment!
PANORAMA CITY, Calif., April 23, 2019 — Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, is encouraging community members to participate in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-off location is outside Medical Offices 3, where e-waste will also be collected for safe recycling.
Unused or expired medications that are thrown out with trash or flushed can pollute the environment. E-waste is also unsafe for the environment and includes old, broken or unusable electronics – or anything that has a plug or uses batteries. E-waste requires a special recycling process and should never be sent to a landfill due to toxic and hazardous materials that can leach into soil and water. Read more.