Nearly 16 months ago a handful of people stood atop the three-story parking garage at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Rosa hospital, awestruck as they witnessed flames from the Tubbs fire destroy their trailers at Journey’s End mobile home park. (The Press Democrat)
The inaugural class of Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa’s Family Medicine Residency program is underway, launching this month with six medical students who will rotate through the program and graduate in 2021. (North Bay Business Journal)
As more than a dozen fires raged Monday across large swaths of Napa and Sonoma counties, some hospitals were forced to quickly evacuate patients and staff as the flames and smoke threatened their facilities. (The Mercury News)
By its very nature, Kaiser Permanente is a beneficial and a giving organization. It provides gifts of care, time, money, expertise, free online information and other resources to improve the health of the communities it serves.
Kaiser’s total community investment exceeded $55 million last year, including charitable care, grants, donations and services. The organization’s Community Benefit Program is enhanced by the individual generosity of more than 4,500 North Bay employees. (North Bay Business Journal)
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center has made a gift of $100,000 to the Santa Rosa Junior College 100th Anniversary Campaign. The gift is designated to fund health sciences programs.
The Kaiser Permanente gift matches that of the lead gift from Exchange Bank and additional matches by American AgCredit, Sarah and Darius Anderson, The Codding Foundation and Clover Stornetta Farms, all of which join a transformational legacy gift from SRJC alumnus David Del Monte and his wife, Dede.
Despite the cost, and risk to mother and baby, the number of women giving birth by cesarean delivery, or C-section, increased by 60 percent in the U.S. between 1996 and 2009, and by 2011 it was the nation’s most common operating room procedure.
With a resurgence of midwives, however, studies show that C-section rates at hospitals where they are employed are much lower. (North Bay Business Journal)
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