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Southern California Permanente Medical Group Awarded Excellence in Health Care Recognition by the Integrated Healthcare Association

September 23, 2016



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PASADENA, Calif. — The Southern California Permanente Medical Group has been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for top performance on clinical quality, patient experience and cost measures.

Of the 200-plus physician organizations participating in California, only thirty-four physician organizations attained the Excellence in Healthcare Award performance standards for 2016, and of those, twenty-four represented Permanente Medical Groups.

“Our physicians, nurses and other providers care deeply about our patients’ health,” said Edward M. Ellison, MD, executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. “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.”

The entire Southern California Permanente Medical Group was recognized throughout the Kaiser Permanente Southern California region, including the following twelve areas: Baldwin Park, Downey, Fontana/Ontario, Kern County, Los Angeles, Orange (Anaheim/Irvine), Panorama City/Antelope Valley, Riverside/Coachella, San Diego, South Bay, West Los Angeles, and Woodland Hills/Ventura.

Southern California Permanente Medical Group has 6,756 partner physicians and provides medical care to 4.2 million Kaiser Permanente members from Kern County to San Diego County.

“Through the Excellence in Healthcare Award, we recognize physician organizations that are making a real difference in their communities and in their patients’ lives every day through their commitment to high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care,” said IHA President and CEO Jeffrey Rideout, MD. The award was presented at IHA’s Annual Stakeholder Meeting today. This marks the third year of the Excellence in Healthcare Award which has been a deliberate step toward value recognition following eleven years of IHA’s successful pay for performance awards based on quality and patient experience.

About Kaiser Permanente Southern California
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