Health Care Reform Seminars on Dec. 3 and 7
Now, it's easier than ever to get health coverage - no matter what. We can help.
The Affordable Care Act (also known as health care reform) is bringing some big changes. By 2014, everyone can get health coverage, which means you have options. Deciding on a plan can be stressful and confusing, but we can help make it easier for you. You'll get the simple answers you need to make a better choice when you join us for this important gathering. We'll help you:
- Understand how health care reform affects you.
- Gain peace of mind to make a smart choice in a short time.
- Discover ways to get ﬁnancial help, if you qualify.
Join us at one of the Health Care Reform Seminars at our Union City Medical Offices on December 3 or at our Fremont Medical Center on December 7. Event includes health screenings, facility tours and light refreshments.
Reserve your spot now at kp.org/healthcarereform/event or call the event hotline at 510-618-5850. Seating is limited.
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 by CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes) as an exceptional hospital for outstanding performance in the areas of reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers and injuries from falls.
The Hayward Medical Center, along with the Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center in Los Angeles, was chosen from among almost 300 hospitals to receive the CALNOC Performance Excellence Award. This recognition reflects our medical center’s commitment and dedication to nursing quality. It also means our hospital has improved but sustained its performance consistently over 24 months.
The Hayward Medical Center was also among the seven Kaiser Permanente hospitals to be recognized for their commitment to patient care excellence. Read more about Hayward Medical Center being recognized.