SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Excited to offer quality specialty care close to home for the first time to residents of the Santa Clarita Valley, Kaiser Permanente held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the brand-new Santa Clarita Medical Offices 2 on Feb. 15.
In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, community VIPs, local business leaders and elected officials were welcomed by Kaiser Permanente at the “next generation” specialty care facility on Thursday evening.
With a welcoming aesthetic that doesn’t look or feel like your typical clinical setting, the 64,000-square-foot medical office represents Kaiser Permanente’s evolution toward creating highly efficient, environmentally friendly facilities designed to improve the member experience.
“We’re putting the patient at the center of everything we do and every decision we make,” said Payman Roshan, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Area.
Santa Clarita Medical Offices 2 was designed to enable greater connectivity with physicians using advanced technology, including the option for remote check-in via the Kaiser Permanente app, and text message alerts to notify patients when their provider is ready so they’re not glued to a waiting room chair. Video consultations will also be available on-demand, saving patients valuable time.
“Technology allows us to magnify our integrated model of care,” said James Lau, MD, area medical director. “All of our patents’ needs are delivered by one team of health professionals, often under one roof.”
Former board chair of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce John Musella said, “Kaiser Permanente’s expansion in Santa Clarita helps to build a strong, robust community infrastructure and advocacy for good health and health services.”
“It’s this kind of community investment that ensures the city of Santa Clarita to be a leader in supporting a healthy community and a healthy economy,” added Troy Hooper, 2018 board chair of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber.
Kaiser Permanente also has a mission to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. To celebrate the successes of local nonprofit organizations that work to make the Santa Clarita Valley healthier, Kaiser Permanente awarded Northeast Valley Health Corporation $300,000 of community benefit grant funding during the ceremony to support the opening of their new health care center in Newhall.
Community Benefit grant applications for 2018 are currently being accepted through March 15 at 2 p.m., through Kaiser Permanente’s online grant application process. To learn more about eligibility requirements, funding priorities, specific strategies and see frequently asked questions, go to: community.kp.org/panoramacity.
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices 2, located at 26877 Tourney Road, will open on March 14, 2018, offering specialty services such as cardiology, hematology, oncology, neurology, orthopedics, podiatry, rrology and more — plus several outpatient surgical suites, lab and urgent care.
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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, Kaiser Permanente has a mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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 share.kaiserpermanente.org.