Kaiser Permanente is the highest performing health plan in the nation for breast cancer screening for the sixth year in a row, according to the 2017 National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Quality Compass®.
Since 2015, Jennifer Murphy, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon and chief of plastic surgery at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, has been one of the few plastic surgeons in the world to innovate the use of fat-grafting techniques for total breast reconstruction.
October is Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Screening Month, and Shelley Ramey, a West Los Angeles resident and breast cancer survivor, is sharing her story with the hopes of encouraging women to take care of their health, and not skip essential screenings.
A feature on two friends who met through a Kaiser Permanente breast cancer support group six years ago highlights recent research by Kaiser Permanente that showed women with breast cancer who have larger social networks have better health outcomes. Kaiser Permanente epidemiologist Candyce Kroenke, MD, and Veronica Shim, MD, medical director of the Breast Center at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, are quoted.