Newsmakers

Permanente physicians are regularly featured in the media on a variety of health issues.

Edward Ellison, MD, Health Care Leaders Warn of Physician Burnout

Edward Ellison, MD, co-CEO of The Permanente Federation and executive medical director/chairman of the board of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, committed to addressing the root causes of physician burnout in a Health Affairs blog post co-authored with the CEOs of eleven other health systems. Dr. Ellison and his…

Kaiser Permanente’s Stroke EXPRESS Improves Stroke Care

How quickly stroke patients receive treatment is the focus of The Permanente Medical Group’s Stroke EXPRESS program, which was highlighted recently in a Modern Healthcare feature. Stroke EXPRESS – protocols for treating Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California – demonstrates the integrated care model approach of the organization, allowing Permanente…

Health Care Technology: Overhyped or Underutilized?

Federation Co-CEO Robert Pearl, MD, Talks Health IT Tools American health care is rapidly approaching the edge of a cliff, according to Robert Pearl, MD, co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, in a March 23 talk at the 2017 Splash Health Wellness and Wearables conference in San Francisco. Splash Health focuses…

Permanente Medicine Shows Up at the Barbershop

Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic States Region has teamed up with local barbershop New Beginnings to offer free flu shots and preventive screenings at the barbershops in a Southwest Baltimore neighborhood in an effort to bring health care to underserved communities. A feature in the Baltimore Sun quotes Bernadette Loftus, MD, associate…

Maria Carrasco, MD, MPH, Appointed to Health Equity Task Force

The task force’s goals include identifying opportunities, gaps and strategic alliances related to research, policy, and community transformation.