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 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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Headquarters: Pasadena, California

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Our medical director

Ed Ellison

Edward M. Ellison, MD, serves as chairman and executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

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We practice ethical, evidence-based medicine — keeping our patients at the center, delivering high-quality care with compassion and heart.