San Leandro Medical Offices Opens
Kaiser Permanente has opened its new, state-of-the-art, 275,000-square-foot San Leandro Medical Offices, a facility that blends thoughtful design and technology, easily accessible by car and public transportation just off Interstate Highway 880.
The opening of the four-story facility, located at 2500 Merced St., marks an important expansion of primary and specialty care for Kaiser Permanente in southern Alameda County and the East Bay, as the health care organization leads in transforming care for its members and the community.
The new San Leandro Medical Offices is designed for easy wayfinding and access for members, with doctors and services, including laboratory and pharmacy, under one roof. The new facility will have space for 116 primary care and specialty care providers. Services available at the medical offices include Adult Medicine, Healthy Living Center, Laboratory Services, Neurology, Orthopedics/Podiatry, Pediatrics, and Pharmacy. Learn about the new San Leandro Medical Offices .
The San Leandro Medical Center will be complete when the new hospital and emergency department opens June 3.
Laboratory Services Update
The Union City Medical Offices Laboratory located in Building B has moved to a new location in Building A (adjacent to Building B). The new laboratory location is on the first floor by the staircase of Building A.
We also opened a new laboratory at our new San Leandro Medical Offices. The new laboratory is located on the first floor (suite 110), across from the medical office elevators. It will be open Monday-Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please see all of the Laboratory locations and hours .
Hayward-Sleepy Hollow Pharmacy Update
The Sleepy Hollow Pharmacy located at the Hayward Medical Center will be temporarily closing for remodeling. The pharmacy will be closed beginning on February 15 and is scheduled to reopen on June 3.
During this temporary closure, please visit the Hayward Main Pharmacy (located across the street at the Hayward hospital building, first floor) or the Union City – Building B Pharmacy (3553 Whipple Road, Building B, first floor). Also consider getting your refills by mail. Enjoy most prescription refills delivered right to your home at no additional charge. Just visit kp.org/refill, call the number on your prescription label, or use the KP app on your mobile device. Please see the Hayward-Sleepy Hollow Pharmacy remodel flyer for more information.
Inpatient Pediatrics Unit at Hayward Hospital Moving to the Oakland Hospital on Nov. 17, 2013
We are concerned that there may be confusion about pediatric services provided at Kaiser Permanente Hayward and want to be sure our members have accurate information about the Inpatient Pediatrics Unit scheduled to move from our Hayward Hospital to the Oakland Hospital on November 17, 2013.
It is important that you know this move is for inpatient care only - when a child is admitted to the hospital and has to stay one or more days. You can still see your same pediatrician at the same location for day-to-day care, like routine appointments, immunizations and urgent care. Pediatric services will remain in Hayward and we are expanding pediatrics in San Leandro when the new Medical Offices open in April 2014.
For details about the move and the health care services that will remain in Hayward at the Sleepy Hollow Medical Offices after the new San Leandro Medical Center opens in 2014 - please see the informational fact sheets. For further inquiries, please send us an email.
Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare Plan in California Receives Top National Ratings for the Third Consecutive Year
Our Medicare health plan in California again has received an overall rating for quality and service of 5 stars for 2013-2014, the highest rating possible (Part C and D) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans in the Northern and Southern California regions are the only ones in the state to receive the top rating.
Through the Medicare Star Quality Ratings system, CMS assigns scores of 1 to 5 stars to Medicare plans based on more than 50 care and service quality measures across nine categories, including staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, member satisfaction, customer service and pharmacy services. Read more.
Ready, Aim, Smile - Member Photo Identification Program
At Kaiser Permanente, members are at the center of everything we do. As part of our continued efforts to provide the highest quality care and service, we are introducing the Member Photo Identification (MPI) program to add your photo to your individual secure electronic medical record.
We want all of our health care providers to be familiar with every member. By placing your photo into your medical record, your doctor and other care providers are able to become more familiar with you before and during your visit.
The next time you visit one of our medical centers, just look for one of our orange Smile! banners. A designated staff member will take your picture and upload it into your secure electronic medical record. This service is voluntary, free of cost to all of our members, and only takes 60 seconds or less.
Complimentary Wireless Internet Access in Fremont and Hayward
As part of our continued efforts to better serve you, we are offering free high-speed wireless Internet access to you during your visit to the Kaiser Permanente Fremont and Hayward Medical Centers.
Complimentary wireless access is being provided to members and guests for purposes of checking e-mail, staying in touch with their employers, and general Internet use. This service is available in waiting rooms and other public areas. Please see the Fremont Medical Center flyer or the Hayward Medical Center flyer for details and instructions on how to access this new service.
Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center Recognized for Nursing Performance Excellence
The Hayward Medical Center was recognized as an exceptional hospital by CALNOC (Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes) for “Best Performance in Reducing or Preventing Hospital Acquired Conditions and Injury Falls” for the past three consecutive years.
The Hayward Medical Center, along with five other Kaiser Permanente medical centers, were among the 21 California hospitals to be recognized for their exemplary work in reducing hospital acquired conditions. This recognition reflects our medical center’s commitment and dedication to nursing quality and commitment to patient care excellence. Read more about Hayward Medical Center being recognized.