Facts and Statistics: Kaiser Permanente Georgia
- Kaiser Permanente Georgia is the state’s largest not-for-profit health plan and has provided quality health care to metro Atlantans for more than 25 years.
- Kaiser Permanente Georgia is an enduring partnership between the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, the second largest medical group in metro Atlanta comprised of more than 450 physicians and one of the largest multi-specialty groups in the Southeast.
- Kaiser Permanente Georgia provides care focused on total health and guided by personal physicians, specialists and a team of health care providers who work exclusively with Kaiser Permanente members. These teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art delivery and world-class chronic disease management.
- Kaiser Permanente Georgia employs more than 2,300 people in metro Atlanta.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia currently owns and operates 28 medical facilities throughout a 28-county area, serving 239,217 members. In early 2012, Kaiser Permanente will open its first location in Athens, Ga. as part of an ongoing expansion initiative to improve access to its health care providers. In addition, Kaiser Permanente partners with some of Atlanta’s most prestigious hospitals.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia’s Community Benefit program supports health education, community partnerships, subsidized health coverage for low-income families, and collaborations with local clinics, health departments, and nonprofit organizations.
Additionally, Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program offers free public performances on stress management, AIDS, grief, nutrition and asthma.
The story of Kaiser Permanente Georgia started in California at the height of the Great Depression, when few workers had insurance. In the early 1930s, Sidney Garfield, MD, built a small hospital in the Mojave Desert, creating one of the country’s first prepaid health plans.
Over the years, the health plan continued to grow, and Kaiser Permanente expanded to other parts of the country. The Georgia Region was formed in October 1985.
One thing that hasn’t changed over the years is Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to delivering quality health care and to helping our members and the communities we serve be healthy and live well.
As a national program, Kaiser Permanente serves 9.1 million members in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington and Washington, D.C. Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers.
For more information about Kaiser Permanente’s operations in Georgia, contact Kerri Hartsfield-Johnson, public relations specialist, by phone at 404-949-5121.