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KP Hosts Informational Session for Inner City Capital Connections Program

Kaiser Permanente invites you to learn about its partnership with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City to bring the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program back to targeted areas of Los Angeles. The ICCC program provides free training, education and mentorship to small businesses to build their capacity and access to capital. At this informational session you will hear from Kaiser Permanente and ICIC leaders about the success of this dynamic partnership in promoting local economic vitality, and:

  • Learn about the successful outcomes and the impact of 2 years of ICCC;
  • Learn about the program nominating process and how to identify great candidates or nominate your own small business; and
  • Network with leaders from throughout the communities you serve. 

The informational session will be held on Monday, July 23, from 9 -10 a.m. (a light breakfast will be provided), at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills - Crenshaw Medical Offices, 3782 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008.

Click here to RSVP for the informational session - please note that capacity is limited, and registration is required.

Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions about the program.

For information about the program, visit http://crenshawchamber.com/kaiser-icic.

 

Kaiser Permanente West LA Department Manager Honored with Excellence in Practice Award

Katie Chapmon, MS, RD, the department manager for KP West LA’s Bariatric Medicine department, has been honored with an Excellence in Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, for her dedication to innovation, creativity and leadership in the weight-management field.

“It feels amazing,” said Chapmon, who also serves as the nutrition lead for KP Southern California’s Regional Bariatric program. “It serves as a confirmation from my peers – of the work that I have been doing for the last 10 years.”

To read the full story click here.

Join us for the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K Race in September!

 

Kaiser Permanente will once again be the official healthcare sponsor of the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K race on Saturday, September 9.

Come enjoy the picturesque course with ocean views that ends at the iconic Santa Monica Pier! For more information on the race, visit santamonicaclassic.com and check out this flyer.

Additionally, we will be co-hosting training runs every Saturday in August to help prepare walkers and runners for race day. Feel free to join us, even if you won't be participating in the race in September. Click here for a flyer with information about the training runs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoughts from the Chaplain: Windows of Hope

KP West LA Chaplain Yvonne Boyd shares her late father's journey with cancer in light of National Cancer Survivor's Day.

KP West LA Honored with Prestigious Award for Stroke Care

KP West Los Angeles was recently awarded the 2018 Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, showcasing our exemplary work in implementing a high standard of stroke care for our members.  The qualifying criteria for the award is based on five categories of excellence: stroke, heart failure, resuscitation, Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).  KP West LA achieved Silver Plus status for treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standards outlined by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association.

The recognition program was created by the American Stroke Association to help save lives and speed recovery. This recognition is testament that KP West LA is contributing to that effort by ensuring that their stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.

According to the National Stroke Center approximately 795,00 people suffer from a stroke. Although strokes can be very serious nearly 80% of them are preventable.  With a dedicated team, focused on providing evidence-based practices, the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles physicians and staff are doing their part in providing medical excellence to our stroke patients.