Awards and Recognition for Kaiser Permanente
Awards and Accolades
March 27, 2013
Health plan outperforms other California plans in quality of care as measured by Office of the Patient Advocate.
Kaiser Permanente's Medicare Plans in California get Top Ratings in the Nation for the Second Straight Year.
October 12, 2012
Only one health plan in California merits the maximum 5-star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for excellence in care and service.
June 27, 2012
Health care leader awarded “Platinum certification” for promoting health and wellness among tens of thousands of employees and physicians
June 7, 2012
New report by The Leapfrog Group examines safety records of more than 2,600 hospitals around the country and assigns grades based on limiting injury and error
February 22, 2012
For the fourth straight year, Kaiser Permanente is the only health plan in California to earn a 4-star rating — the highest possible — for overall quality of care in the Healthcare Quality Report Card from the
California Office of the Patient Advocate.
Kaiser Permanente in both Northern and Southern California also received four stars — the highest possible rating — in the “Members Rate Their HMO” category, which measures patient satisfaction with their care and service.
The 2012 report card provides California consumers with side-by-side comparisons of the nine largest health plans in the state, ranking them on national standard-of-care measures that involve treatment of a range of acute and chronic conditions, and preventive care that has long-term implications on personal health.
December 6, 2011
Ten Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals have been named 2011 Leapfrog Top Hospitals, an honor that rewards medical centers for outstanding success in such areas as using electronic health records to reduce medication and other errors, lowering infection rates, maintaining appropriate physician and nursing staffing, and other measures of safety and efficiency.
October 12, 2011
Kaiser Permanente announced today that its Medicare plans in California received an overall rating of 5 stars for parts C and D, the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2012.
September 20, 2011
Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s Medicare plan is the best in the country in 2011, according to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rankings of health plans released today. The Northern California region’s No. 1 ranking is up from No. 8 in 2010.
September 30, 2011
Kaiser Permanente Northern California has been named the healthiest employer among large Bay Area companies in a survey published jointly by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
May 24, 2011
Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s Live Well Be Well workplace-wellness program received gold certification in the 2011 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards presented by the National Business Group on Health.
Teaching and Research
Good training is critical to producing excellent doctors, and we’re proud that more than 200 residents come to Kaiser Permanente Northern California every year to hone their skills. Our medical residency program is one of the nation’s largest, with 14 subspecialties that include internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and pediatrics.
For 50 years, the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research has been dedicated to understanding and improving the health of Kaiser Permanente members and its communities. Through the decades the division has sustained its commitment to the science of population health with the publication of more than 3,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and many other clinical publications.
Last updated on 4/24/2013.