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L-R: Jonathan Scott, MD, physician-in-charge, Kaiser Permanente Canyon Country Medical Offices, Cindy Uypitching, MD, assistant physician-in-charge, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1, Chris Podratz, RN, department administrator, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1, Stephen DeVita, MD, assistant area medical director, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Area, Christian Raigosa, MD, physician-in-charge, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1.

 

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1 and Canyon Country Medical Offices were recognized Tuesday for earning the Kaiser Permanente Garfield Distinction Award for achievement in operational excellence.

The physicians, employees, and leaders from each medical office were honored at Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1 for going the extra mile to meet the needs of patients, creating a culture of family and community dedication, and driving Kaiser Permanente’s mission of providing high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our communities.

“We have had a genuine sense of family from the very beginning, and every physician, employee, and leader in our Santa Clarita Medical Offices has always driven for excellence,” said Jonathan Scott, MD, physician-in-charge, Kaiser Permanente Canyon Country Medical Offices. “This distinction brings that dedication to fruition.”

Christian Raigosa, MD, physician-in-charge, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices 1 added, “This kind of success does not happen overnight. We believe in the importance of community involvement, and that’s really what this is about – continuous improvement for our members, patients, and community.”

Kaiser Permanente was founded on the innovation and passion of two pioneers, Dr. Sidney Garfield and Henry J. Kaiser, who revolutionized health care by focusing on the prevention of injury and illness, as opposed to illness care. The Garfield Distinction is named in honor of Dr. Garfield, whose commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and affordability laid the foundation for Permanente Medicine.

Criteria for the Garfield Distinction were developed to reflect Kaiser Permanente’s unique model of integrated care delivery and includes its values and organizational priorities. Drawing from guidelines of national accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission, the Garfield Distinction represents a culmination of strategies to provide the highest quality care.

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 12.2 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, visit https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/.

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Thursday, Jan 23, 2020
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is requesting nominations from local, nonprofit organizations who would like to have their outstanding volunteer contributions recognized at Zonta’s Women In Service Recognition Luncheon event to be held Saturday, May 2, at Sand Canyon Country Club.
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
Kaiser Permanente celebrated the grand opening of its new Target Clinic at the Target Santa Clarita East store, located at 19105 Golden Valley Road in Canyon Country, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted last month by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
Mike Jaffe, who started as a volunteer and then became a member of the board of directors for the nonprofit Michael Hoefflin Foundation, was recently appointed interim executive director, he said Monday.
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the creation of a new NonProfit Council designed specifically for local 501c(3) nonprofits who are members of the Chamber to keep our local non-profits on the forefront in charitable giving, advocacy and regulations.
Monday, Jan 20, 2020
The Santa Clarita Valley Man & Woman of the Year Committee has set Friday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. as the deadline for nominations to the community's premier volunteer recognition event.

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