For patients and doctors alike, one of the main concerns before
and after surgery has become the prescription and subsequent
dependency on opioid-based painkillers, and it’s resulting big
changes to the surgical process.
A bottle of shampoo. A tube of toothpaste. These are simple
things that many folks take for granted.
But they are much appreciated by human trafficking victims on the
road to recovery and a fresh start in life.
As part of the hospital’s “No More” campaign, employees of Kaiser
Permanente Fresno donated and collected enough personal hygiene
products to fill more than 1,000 toiletry bags for Breakings
the Chains, a local nonprofit that helps human trafficking
victims. (GV Wire)
A new program by Kaiser Permanente will expand health coverage
for uninsured, low-income young adults in the Valley who lack
access to other coverage.
Kaiser Permanente’s new Community Health Program extends coverage
free of charge to Fresno, Madera and Kings County residents who
are not eligible for Medi-Cal and can’t afford to purchase
individual health insurance. (The Business Journal)
Kaiser Permanente-Fresno was named one of the nation’s top
performing hospitals on key quality measures Wednesday by The
Joint Commission, an agency that accredits health care
The award recognized the hospital for using clinical practices
that have been shown to improve outcomes for heart attack, heart
failure, pneumonia and surgical care. (Fresno Bee 9/19/12)
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