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About Permanente Medicine

What is Permanente Medicine?

Permanente Medicine is the unique approach that physicians and clinicians of the eight self-governed, self-managed Permanente Medical Groups use to care for the patients and members of Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated value-based health care system.

Permanente Medicine is physician-led health care delivered to Kaiser Permanente patients and members with compassion and respect, by physicians who are called to practice medicine. Our approach to care is designed around the patient’s needs. Our committed, passionate physicians are focused on patient care and enabled to make decisions in the best interest of the patient. Our practice of Permanente Medicine ensures that patients get the treatments that are right for them.

The quality and excellence of Permanente Medicine is the result of a culture of physician leadership that drives research and innovation to create value for our patients and our communities.

We, the physicians of Permanente Medicine, find our own personal and professional fulfillment through serving, healing, and doing right by patients to make a true difference in their lives and in the health of our communities.

About The Permanente Federation

The Permanente Federation LLC (the Federation) is the national leadership and consulting organization for the eight Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs), which, together with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, comprise Kaiser Permanente. The PMGs employ more than 22,000 physicians and approximately 90,000 nurses and other clinicians, and they provide care to over 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente members. The Federation works on behalf of the PMGs to optimize care delivery and spread Permanente Medicine – medicine that is patient centered, evidence based, technology enabled, culturally responsive, team delivered, and physician led. The Federation, based in Oakland, California, fosters an open learning environment and accelerates research, innovation, and performance improvements across the PMGs to expand the reach of Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care delivery model and to lead the nation in transforming care delivery.

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