Kaiser Permanente is Most Recommended Health System in California, Says Women’s Choice

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kaiser Permanente has been named California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan by the Women’s Choice Award® (WCA).

The Women’s Choice Award, one of America’s most trusted referral sources for brands and services, distributed a statewide survey to more than 10,000 women who reside in California. Those women were asked to identify which health insurance plan they would highly recommend to their families and friends. Kaiser Permanente was the clear winner, garnering a significant majority of the vote.

“Kaiser Permanente members know that our patient-centered, physician-led, integrated care delivery system consistently delivers high-quality, affordable care,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Inc., for the Southern California Region. “So it’s natural for our members to consistently recommend Kaiser Permanente to their friends and family members.”

About 8.5 million Californians are members of Kaiser Permanente. They’re cared for by a network of nearly 16,000 physicians at 36 hospitals and nearly 500 outpatient facilities across the Golden State. Kaiser Permanente offers its members a coordinated approach to health care delivery, connected by an industry-leading electronic medical record system, Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®. With easy-to-use, web-based tools, members have online access to useful health information, medical records and tools to communicate with their care team. They also have the ability to email their doctors, schedule appointments, check test results and order prescription refills online – all at no additional cost.

According to Greenfield Online, women influence more than 90% of family healthcare decisions, even as they juggle work, family life and personal time. With the mission of simplifying a woman’s life, the Women’s Choice Award conducts national surveys distributed to tens of thousands of women, asking them to determine which brands and services they would highly recommended. In today’s cluttered marketplace, seeing the Women’s Choice Award seal allows women to easily identify the best brands and services for herself and her family – leaving more time for what matters most.

ABOUT KAISER PERMANENTE

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, 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, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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 kp.org/share.

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®

The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2017 for a third consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.

Contact: Lowell GoodmanOffice: 626-405-3004Cell: 626-375-2624

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