From the very beginning, we have thought about medicine differently.
In partnership with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the Permanente Medical Groups and our Permanente physicians innovate, educate, listen, and collaborate to lead the way in transforming health care in America. Our patients benefit from Permanente Medicine – person-centered, high-quality care that embraces the latest innovations in medicine and is supported by an integrated care delivery model. Together, we are Kaiser Permanente.
Permanente Medicine means fulfilling the promise of medicine.
Through our unique approach to the entirety of health, we deliver the focused, personalized care that we would want for our loved ones and ourselves. Our team-based care lets us build healthier communities, patient by patient, person by person.
At our core, we celebrate the idea of “respect” and how we apply this to everyone and everything around us – patients, physicians, our communities, and our environment. This drives our decisions, and allows us to work with a collaborative spirit and an unbounded enthusiasm to do the right thing for our patients and for each other.
We strongly believe that our unique approach to medicine can impact the future of health care. The work that we do, in service of one patient, has the potential to change countless lives. Our focus on populations and care in the communities that we serve have made us an industry leader throughout the nation.
This is medicine we believe in. This is Permanente Medicine.
The Permanente Medical Groups
The Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs) are self-governed, physician-led, prepaid, multispecialty medical groups composed of more than 22,000 physicians. We’re dedicated to the mission of improving the health of our patients and communities. Together with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, we are Kaiser Permanente – an award-winning health care system that delivers Permanente Medicine to more than 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente members.
The PMGs work collaboratively, enabled by state-of-the-art facilities and technology, to provide preventive and world-class complex care in eight states – from Hawaii to Maryland – and the District of Columbia.
Meet our Permanente
The Permanente Federation LLC
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 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.
National Permanente Executive Committee
Each Permanente Medical Group (PMG) is led by an executive medical director (EMD). The National Permanente Executive Committee (NPEC) serves as the national voice for the Permanente Medical Groups, and develops priorities and strategic direction for The Permanente Federation.
NPEC is composed of the EMDs of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) in Oakland, Calif., and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG); an EMD elected from a PMG outside of California; and the Federation’s chief operating officer and chief legal officer.
National Permanente Leadership Team
Key leaders of the Federation and several Permanente Medical Groups form the National Permanente Leadership Team (NPLT), which leads the national work of the PMGs.
* Also sits on the National Permanente Executive Committee