Newsmakers

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

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.

Atlanta’s ‘Top Doctors’ Include 17 Kaiser Permanente Physicians

Atlanta magazine published its 2016 Top Doctors list recently, including 17 Kaiser Permanente of Georgia physicians. They include Richard Abrohams, MD, internal medicine; Kathleen Butt, MD, Ob/Gyn; Carole Gardner, MD, geriactric medicine; Patrice Gaspard, MD, pediatrics; James Hamrick, MD, hematology; Chuck Heath, MD, addiction psychiatry; Shahriar Iravanian, MD, cardiac electrophysiology;…