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Newsweek Recognizes WLA Medical Center for Excellence in Maternity Care

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center is among the best in the nation for delivering high-quality maternity care, according to Newsweek “Best Hospitals” rankings 2023.

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Earns Magnet® Recognition, the Highest International Honor for Nursing Excellence

On Wednesday, May 18, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

Kaiser Permanente is recognized as a leader in LGBTQ+ health care equality

Kaiser Permanente is proud to be recognized for the 12th time in a row by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which awarded us the highest possible score on its Healthcare Equality Index and gave all 39 of our hospitals the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader designation.

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Receives 2021 Maternity Honor Roll Award

Maternity Care at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Ranks Among the Best in the Nation for 2021

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles was one of 20 Kaiser Permanente hospitals that have been recognized among the “Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2021” by Newsweek magazine. The elite designation, awarded to only 217 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 60% of those listed in California. Designated hospitals meet Leapfrog’s rigorous standards for excellence in maternity care — including low rates of C-section, episiotomy (an incision to enlarge the vaginal opening for childbirth), and early elective delivery — and follow important protocols to protect moms and babies, among other measures. Additionally, all of the hospitals named earned either an A or B or no grade on the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. For more details on methodology and a complete list of designated maternity care programs, please visit Newsweek’s “Best Maternity Hospitals" 2021.

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Kaiser Permanente West LA earned the award by meeting specific 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 use 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. Additionally, the medical center received the Association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. The medical center also received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90 % of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles receives the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Gold Award

Kaiser Permanente Earns Prestigious Real Estate Award for Its Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Facility Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles was proud to receive the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Gold Award for its cutting-edge, 105,000 square-foot Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw medical office building on February 20, 2018. The building, which opened last September, is expected to receive LEED Platinum certification. This award “showcases the biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects throughout Los Angeles,” according to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s website. The Gold award recognized Kaiser Permanente as the Developer; Turner Construction as the Builder; and HOK as the Architect. The Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw building is a prime of example of how Kaiser Permanente is leading the way in health technology and care delivery innovation, while staying connected to the communities it serves. The building’s cutting-edge technologies create an intuitive, convenient, personalized experience for members. A highlight is the open, light-filled reception area, which offers a variety of comfortable lounge settings, a Thrive bar learning center, self-check-in kiosks, and features several pieces of vibrant art, which are all original pieces from local artists. In addition to offering a full range of primary and specialty care services, the building also functions as a community center where meetings, performances and events planned by various organizations can take place, further strengthening the connection between the community and the facility. To learn more about the Los Angeles Business Journal awards, visit