PASADENA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--For the 8th consecutive year, the Southern California Permanente Medical Group has been recognized by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) as a “Top Performing Provider Group” in California based on high overall scores for clinical performance, member satisfaction, chronic disease management and meaningful use of health information technology.
“It is an honor to be recognized for the outstanding care that our physicians provide to our members”
The Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) has 6,030 partner physicians and provides medical care to 3.6 million Kaiser Permanente members in 13 geographic areas from Kern to San Diego County. The “Top Performing Provider Group” award winners represent the top 25 percent of nearly 200 participating physician groups statewide.
“It is an honor to be recognized for the outstanding care that our physicians provide to our members,” said Edward M. Ellison, MD, executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. “Our physicians have dedicated their lives to helping each and every patient achieve their health potential. These ratings are a public confirmation that patients at Kaiser Permanente receive the highest quality care, whether it’s for prevention, chronic disease management or routine and specialty care. We are so proud of our highly-skilled, compassionate physicians who are improving the health and quality of life of our members.”
SCPMG provides medical care exclusively to Kaiser Permanente members in the following locations: Baldwin Park, Downey, Fontana/Ontario, Kern County, Los Angeles, Orange County (Anaheim/Irvine), Panorama City/Antelope Valley, Riverside/Moreno Valley, San Diego, South Bay, West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills/Ventura.
This recognition is just one of several top honors that Kaiser Permanente Southern California has received in 2013. For the second year, the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medicare Health Plan has been ranked No. 1 in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for consumer satisfaction, prevention services and clinical treatment outcomes. Kaiser Permanente was also the only health plan in California to earn the highest possible rating — four stars — for overall quality of care and HMO satisfaction in the State of California Health Care Quality Report Card (2013 Edition).
About the Integrated Healthcare Association
The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability, and affordability of health care in California. IHA administers regional and statewide programs, serves as an incubator for pilot programs and projects, and actively convenes all healthcare parties for cross sector collaboration on health care topics. For more information on IHA, please visit: www.iha.org.
About Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 3.6 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.share.kp.org.