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Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

PANORAMA CITY, Calif., April 30, 2020 — Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing Kaiser Permanente’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

 

“Every patient has a right to safety,” said Payman Roshan, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center. “We are proud to earn this recognition and attribute our high marks to our physicians and employees who care for the health and needs of our members and patients on a daily basis.”

 

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Donating COVID-19 supplies

Kaiser Permanente is aggressively working to secure the necessary personal protective equipment and other critical supplies to safeguard our employees and physicians in our medical centers in accordance with the latest public health guidelines, as well as guidance from our own infectious disease experts for clinical quality and safety.

 

As COVID-19 is now spreading quickly through many communities, our equipment and supply needs have increased significantly and so have our efforts. We are rapidly planning to ensure that we understand and can respond to the anticipated patient surge. We are evaluating various epidemic models and aligning our current and future supply needs.

 

We are working with our current vendors and have expanded our reach to include nontraditional suppliers, and are partnering with manufacturers and raw material suppliers to produce specific critical supplies, such as masks.

 

We also have teamed up with cross-industry partners to launch Protecting People Everywhere, an initiative powered by the HealthEquip™ app, which matches personal protective equipment and other medical supply donations with the hospitals that need them most.

 

How you can help

To donate personal protective equipment and other medical supplies (minimum quantity of 10), visit health-equip.com. For the safety of all health care workers, donations must be new, unopened, and in their original packaging.

Vendors or manufacturers interested in doing business with Kaiser Permanente to help with the PPE shortage are invited to contact us. Please email BuytoPay@kp.org with details, and a member of our team will follow up.

To donate nonmedical items, such as food or flowers, for our health care workers, please contact the appropriate mailbox for your region.

Northern California: ipg@kp.org

Southern California: KPSCDonations@kp.org

Regions outside California: KPCOVID-19Donations@kp.org

If you're interested in making a financial donation, we recommend the organization Direct Relief.

See more coronavirus and COVID-19 news and resources.

Show Your Heart Some Love

February is American Heart Month, and Kaiser Permanente is reminding Americans to show their hearts some love.

 

"You can help avoid future heart problems by making healthy changes today," says Sami Azzam, MD, chief of Cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center. "You can reduce your risk of heart disease by making simple lifestyle changes, like engaging in regular activity, keeping a diet high in fruits and vegetables, and getting regular screenings from your doctor."

 

For 5 great tips from Dr. Azzam on how to reduce your risk for heart disease, view this video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3_lcOXCKjc

 

For more tips on keeping your heart healthy, visit kp.org/heart.

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.