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.
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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/.