Our Permanente physicians are using their expertise and person- and family-centered approach to care to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what we’re doing and find resources that we’re sharing with the health care community. If you’re a Kaiser Permanente member, visit kp.org to get more information about patient care.
The Permanente Medical Groups are providing these COVID-19 playbooks as a resource to help guide other health systems in their coronavirus response. Read our summaries and download the playbooks.
- Mitigation Phase Playbook
- Surge Phase Playbook
- Mitigation Playbook for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
- Social Health Playbook
Also available for patients and consumers is this helpful “Return to Sports” Playbook:
Our national infectious disease leader
Stephen M. Parodi, MD, is an infectious disease physician with The Permanente Medical Group and an executive vice president of The Permanente Federation. He is the physician leader guiding Kaiser Permanente’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Dr. Parodi in the news
- In NEJM Catalyst: “Kaiser Permanente’s System Capabilities to Suppress Covid-19”
- In JAMA on hospitalization and ICU rates
- On MedPage Today: “With Ingenuity, We’ll Beat COVID-19”
- In The Wall Street Journal on disparate COVID-19 interventions across the nation
- On The Today Show: “Are California and Washington flattening the coronavirus curve?”
- On ABC News: “Baby Monitors in the ICU”
- On CBC News on California’s early response delaying a surge
- In JAMA on moving from containment to mitigation strategy
- On NBC Evening News: “hospitals prepare for coronavirus patients”
- On CNN International on reinstituting interventions as cases rise in California
From the front lines
This is a series of perspective pieces from physicians who are among the hundreds of thousands providing care during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Hanah Polotsky, MD, MBOE: How COVID-19 stirred memories of Chernobyl disaster
- #55WordStories Project
- Dennis Truong, MD: Fueling the fight against COVID-19 with hope and happiness
- David Ward, MD: The meaning of ‘calling’
- Lindsay Mazotti, MD: 10 lessons from a hospital command center