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Combining cutting-edge technology with a focus on prevention, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles puts you and your health at the heart of everything we do to help you get healthy, stay healthy, and thrive.

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles is celebrating three observances this month dedicated to supporting and promoting breastfeeding: National Breastfeeding Month, World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1 to 7), and Black Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 25 to 31).

Welcoming a new baby into the world is one of the most exciting events new and expecting parents can experience. At Kaiser Permanente, we are committed to supporting healthy moms and babies. We recommend that babies get nothing but breast milk for the first 6 months of life and continue to breastfeed for at least a year. Breast milk provides all the nourishment babies need in their first 6 months, is easiest for babies to digest, and provides antibodies that can strengthen their immune systems. Breastfeeding is good for moms too. It speeds their recovery after childbirth, helps them lose weight gained during pregnancy, and reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

You may have many questions and concerns about pregnancy, breastfeeding, and your postpartum experience, especially during the pandemic. In response, we created a COVID-19 and pregnancy page to answer common questions specific to perinatal needs. Be sure to speak to your healthcare provider with any concerns or questions you may have.

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Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Lab Reopens

The expanded Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center lab, reopening on Monday, July 20, 2020, features new state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment to better serve our members.

The lab was expanded to provide more space for patient registration and check-in, new-cutting edge instrumentation, and blood drawing stations. The renovated lab also includes ergonomic friendly equipment, added storage space, more lighting, water and power upgrades, and a new IT Room to be able to support all clinical lab IT devices.

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Maternity Care at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Ranks Among the Best in the Nation

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles was one of 22 Kaiser Permanente hospitals that have been recognized among the “Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2020” by Newsweek magazine. The elite designation, awarded to only 231 hospitals in the United States, identifies leading maternity care programs based on rigorous quality and safety standards. Kaiser Permanente hospitals represent nearly 10% of those named to the prestigious list nationwide – and 44.4% of those listed in California.

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Prevention & wellness

Prevention is about staying healthy, and preventing or delaying disease. Wellness is living your best life. Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles is here to help you stay healthy and live your best life. There are many things you can do to take an active role in your prevention plan to stay healthy and thrive through all stages of life.