Newsmakers

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

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

Maria Carrasco, MD, MPH, a family medicine physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, has been appointed to the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association Task Force on Health Equity and Determinants of Health Outcomes. The task force’s goals include identifying opportunities, gaps and strategic alliances related to research,…

Medtalk podcast

Center for Total Health Featured on MedTalk Boston Podcast

How Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health in Washington, DC, showcases Permanente Medicine by bringing together smart technology and solid medicine is the focus of the inaugural episode of MedTalk, a new podcast series from MedTech Boston. MedTech’s Julia Karron gets a guided tour of the Center from Robert Pearl,…

Michael Horberg, MD, Highlights Hepatitis C Screening Program

In September 2016, Michael Horberg, MD, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute, represented Kaiser Permanente at an invitation-only meeting convened by Acting Assistant Secretary of Health Karen DeSalvo, MD, to discuss the evidence for early hepatitis C treatment in the United States. Dr. Horberg discussed a comprehensive hepatitis…

Winston Wong, MD, Tapped to Serve on Advisory Committee on Minority Health

Winston Wong, MD, medical director for Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, has been appointed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to serve a four-year term on the Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The Committee, which meets twice a year, advises HHS on improving the health of…

Dennis Truong, MD, Named to National Quality Forum Telehealth Committee

In spite of the rapid growth of telemedicine over the past 15 years, there is still much to be learned about how to best measure the effectiveness and quality of these virtual health interventions, particularly in rural areas. With funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National…

SCPMG’s Systematic Approach to Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Joel Hyatt, MD, emeritus assistant regional medical director for Community Health Initiatives for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG), joined New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster on an Institute for Healthcare Improvement panel entitled, “The Opioid Crisis: How Health Care and the Community Can Act.” Dr. Hyatt has been a leader…

ACA faces challenges in moving healthcare from volume to value

Robert Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article covering a University of Chicago symposium on the Affordable Care Act and how to build on its foundation.

How organizations like UCare, Kaiser Permanente tackle food insecurity

Sandra Stenmark, MD, pediatrician and physician director of Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Community Benefit Health Equity, talked about Kaiser Permanente’s work to identify members with food insecurity and connecting them to nutritional programs in an article by FierceHealthCare.com.