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Fast Facts about Kaiser Permanente

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving approximately 9.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable
  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients
  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick
  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof.

Health Plan Membership, by Region:*

Colorado:
626,523
Georgia:
259,834
Hawaii:
231,836
Mid-Atlantic States (VA, MD, DC):
530,275
Northern California:
3,628,380
Northwest (Oregon/Washington):
504,403
Southern California:
3,814,946

* as of December 31, 2014

Medical facilities and physicians:**

Hospitals:
38
Medical Offices:
and other outpatient facilities
618
Physicians:
Approximate, representing all specialties
17,425
Nurses:
Approximate, representing all specialties
48,285
Employees:
Approximate, representing technical, administrative and clerical employees and caregivers
174,415

** as of December 31, 2013

Annual Operating Revenue:

2014: $56.4 billion
2013: $53.1 billion
2012: $50.6 billion
2011: $47.9 billion
2010: $44.2 billion
2009: $42.1 billion
2008: $40.3 billion
(for Operating Revenue prior to 2008, consult the most recent report under About Us/Annual Reports and then scroll to the bottom of the page.

Local markets:

Northern California:
Central Valley
Diablo
East Bay
Fresno
Greater Southern Alameda
Marin/Sonoma
Napa/Solano
Roseville
Sacramento
San Francisco
San Jose
San Mateo
Santa Clara
South SacramentoSouthern California:
Coachella Valley
Kern County
Orange County
West Ventura/Valleys
Inland Empire
Metro Los Angeles/West Los Angeles
San Diego County
Tri-Central Area
Colorado:
Denver
Colorado Springs
Boulder
PuebloGeorgia:
Atlanta
AthensHawaii:
Oahu
Kauai
Hawaii
MauiMid-Atlantic States:
Washington, D.C.
Northern Virginia
Suburban Maryland
BaltimoreOregon/Washington:
Portland
Salem
Vancouver, Wash.
Longview/Kelso, Wash.