Southern California Permanente Medical Group

For more than 60 years, Southern California Permanente Medical Group has practiced ethical, evidence-based medicine — keeping our patients at the center, while also delivering high-quality care with compassion and heart.

We value ongoing learning, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Today, we provide care to more than 4.4 million members — a membership that reflects the vibrant ethnic and cultural diversity of the region.

Many leading organizations consistently recognize the quality of our care:

  • For the 11th consecutive year, Integrated Healthcare Association cited the Southern California Permanente Medical Group as a “Top Performing Provider Group.”
  • For the past nine years, Kaiser Permanente has earned the highest possible rating for clinical effectiveness in the annual Healthcare Quality Report Card from California’s Office of the Patient Advocate.
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Medicare Plan received a 5 out of 5 rating from the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) in its Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings for 2015-2016. Additionally, our Medicare Plan, along with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, received the maximum 5-star rating from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • In 2016 our medical centers earned top distinctions from U.S. News & World Report, including “Best Hospitals,” “High-Performing Hospitals,” and “Elite Specialty Care Providers.

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Fast facts

Headquarters: Pasadena, California


Non-Physician Staff


Medical Offices

Members Served

Ed Ellison

Edward M. Ellison, MD
Executive Medical Director and Chairman
Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG)

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG)

Co-Chief Executive Officer
The Permanente Federation, LLC

Board member, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

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