December 13, 2017

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Kaiser Permanente Washington Leads State in Medical Group Quality and Efficiency of Care

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SEATTLE, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente Washington has once again been ranked as the top-performing medical group in Washington, according to the 2017 Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) Community Checkup. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Kaiser Permanente Washington (Group Health Cooperative prior to 2017) has ranked the highest among medical groups included in the Community Checkup report.

The Alliance’s 2017 Community Checkup scored Kaiser Permanente’s medical group better than average on 23 of 30 measures on clinical quality and efficiency of care for the commercially insured population — more than any medical group in the state. Kaiser Permanente was ranked as the top-performing medical group for both commercially insured and Medicaid populations.

“Kaiser Permanente once again has demonstrated that our national model of medical excellence provides safe and high quality care to our members,” said Stephen Tarnoff, MD, president and chief medical executive, Washington Permanente Medical Group. “The Washington Health Alliance ratings are a testament to the efforts of our incredible physicians and care teams who deliver coordinated, connected care every day in service to our patients’ total health.”

The Community Checkup is a cornerstone of the Alliance’s work, providing a community-level view on important measures of health care quality. Measures include immunization rates; medication management; health screenings; and care for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. The annual report helps consumers know how various medical providers rate.

“Our medical group is second to none, and the care and outcomes they deliver to our members, purchasers and community are what distinguish us as Kaiser Permanente,” said Susan Mullaney, president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington. “We’re extremely proud of the Washington Health Alliance’s recognition of the care we provide. We know that when patients receive top quality care, they can live their lives fully and thrive.”

About Kaiser Permanente
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, 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 11.7 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

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