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Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Takes Home Three PRism Awards of Excellence

KP West LA’s Public Affairs Team won three awards of excellence at the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) PRism Awards ceremony on November 16, 2016. They received this recognition for their public relations campaign, designed to promote Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Monica Medical Offices. Specifically, they took home awards of Excellence in the categories of Community Relations, Events, and Reputation/Brand Management. The PRism Awards are held annually by the Public Relations Society of America in an effort to recognize outstanding public relations programs and materials created by public relations professionals who work in the greater Los Angeles area. Specifically, they took home awards of Excellence in the categories of Community Relations, Events and Reputation/Brand Management. Please join us in thanking the Public Affairs team for their hard work and accomplishment.

"Living the Vision" Award for Excellence by the Leapfrog Group

Kaiser Permanente’s mission since it was founded 70 years ago has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and communities it serves. In a unique gesture that recognizes Kaiser Permanente’s extraordinary commitment to quality of care, the Leapfrog Group is honoring the health care system and its 38 hospitals with its inaugural “Living the Vision” award for excellence.

The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals List

KP West LA is ranked among the Nation's best in the specialties of Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. Also, KP West LA, among 10 other KP hospitals, is ranked one of the best hospitals in California by the U.S. News & World Report, released on July 21, 2015. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

2015 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score Gives an 'A Grade'

For the second straight year, all 14 Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals have again received an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group in the spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score for their dedication to patient safety.

Joint Commission Accreditation – Gold Seal of Approval

Based on The Joint Commission's assessment of the quality and safety of our medical center's patient care, treatment and services.

Joint Commission Designation – Stroke Center

Based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's statements/guidelines for stroke care.

Baby Friendly Designation

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for lactation.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Our medical center was recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that has been established to identify and recognize breast centers providing quality care in the United States. Accredited centers must demonstrate proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. There are currently only 24 accredited centers in California.

Level 1 Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center

Recognition by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACS BSCN) Accreditation Program.

EPA ENERGY STAR® Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification is the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. The designation signifies that the medical center's energy performance rates in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide. West Los Angeles Medical Center became the first Kaiser Permanente medical facility to earn the EPA's 2011 Energy Star Award thanks to our commitment to protecting the health of our environment as well as our patients.