Southern California Permanente Medical Group Named a Top Performer by Integrated Healthcare Association

PASADENA, Calif.--()--The Southern California Permanente Medical Group has been recognized by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) as a “Top Performing Provider Group” in California for the ninth consecutive year. The recognition is based on high overall scores for clinical performance, chronic care management, member satisfaction, and meaningful use of health information technology.

The Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) has 6,035 partner physicians and provides medical care to 3.7 million Kaiser Permanente members from Kern to San Diego County. The “Top Performing Provider Group” award winners represent the top 25 percent of nearly 200 participating physician groups statewide. Those recognized include: Baldwin Park, Downey, Fontana/Ontario, Kern County, Los Angeles, Orange County (Anaheim/Irvine), Panorama City/Antelope Valley, Riverside/Moreno Valley, San Diego, South Bay, and West Los Angeles.

“At SCPMG, we care deeply about our patients' health," said Edward M. Ellison, MD, executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. “We are very pleased to receive this recognition from IHA for the ninth year in a row. Our culture of prevention and partnership--listening to patients and working with them to achieve total health -- helps us deliver better outcomes. Sophisticated and innovative screening systems catch disease early and save lives. We congratulate our highly skilled, compassionate physicians and staff on the receipt of this well-deserved award.”

Members at Kaiser Permanente are kept healthier by a unique, systems-based Complete Care model, which brings together the power of electronic health records and the care management outreach approach. Complete Care means staying in touch with patients to manage chronic conditions and includes the practice of Proactive Office Encounters. This practice engages the entire health care team at each patient encounter to address patient needs and make sure all preventive screenings are up to date.

IHA recognizes Top Performing Groups annually. For more information, visit www.iha.org.

About the Integrated Healthcare Association

The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability, and affordability of health care in California. IHA administers regional and statewide programs, serves as an incubator for pilot programs and projects, and actively convenes all healthcare parties for cross sector collaboration on health care topics. For more information on IHA, please visit: www.iha.org.

About Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 3.7 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/share.

Contacts

Kaiser Permanente
Southern California Region
Contact: Ashley Haglund
Office: 626-405-5788
ashley.haglund@kp.org

Release Summary

The Southern California Permanente Medical Group has been recognized by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) as a “Top Performing Provider Group” in California for the ninth consecutive year.

Contacts

Kaiser Permanente
Southern California Region
Contact: Ashley Haglund
Office: 626-405-5788
ashley.haglund@kp.org