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About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of healthcare. It is recognized as one of America’s leading healthcare providers and not-for-profit health plans.

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. As of December 31, 2018, it had 12.2 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.

Its skilled 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.



No. 1 rankings in NCQA Quality Measures


hospitals rated “high-performing” in U.S. News and World Report’s annual survey


geographical areas that received top marks in J.D. Power Member Health Plan Satisfaction Study


Medicare Health Plans with 5 stars (highest rating) from CMS


consecutive years rated 4 stars (highest possible) by the California Office of the Patient Advocate


consecutive years Kaiser Permanente has earned the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s Excellence in Quality Award



Kaiser Permanente research centers nationwide


studies underway (including clinical trials)


full-time researchers


research support staff


articles published (all sources, all types)


Kaiser Permanente-funded research


federally funded research


other funded research

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