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Sofia Douglass’s Parents Learn How to Manage her Asthma

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured on 25. Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2010 Mike and Joy Douglass rushed their daughter Sofia to the hospital when the five year old gasped for breath and her lips turned blue. The couple didn’t know what was happening. An allergist at Kaiser Permanente Colorado diagnosed Sofia with asthma. Cynthia Lamb, RN, AE-C, asthma care coordinator, helped to educate the family about the condition. “The situation … more

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Kaiser Permanente Helps Marcy Pires Stay Connected to Her Premature Baby

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured on 18. Aug, 2014 | 3 Comments

NI When Kaiser Permanente employee Marcy Pires of Corona, California was not quite 23 weeks pregnant, her obstetrician had to induce labor. Marcy delivered her daughter, Ella, via Caesarean-section, at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Ella weighed just 1 lb., 5 oz. and was whisked off to neonatal intensive care. Before her baby’s premature birth, Marcy had planned to breastfeed. … more

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Valerie Silva and Her Mom Are Grateful to Kaiser Permanente for Relief From Chronic Headaches

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured on 04. Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments

To say high school senior Valerie Silva juggled a busy schedule would be an understatement. Between volleyball practice, school, work, and homework, she was running on empty and relied heavily on caffeinated drinks to get her through her long days. Valerie soon began experiencing debilitating headaches that wouldn’t go away. They disrupted her sleep, forced her to miss volleyball practice, … more

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Ricardo Charles, CRNA, Dedicates His Time to Those in Need Across the Globe

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Get To Know Us on 01. Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments

After a service trip to Guatemala opened his eyes to the need for trained medical staff abroad, Oakland Medical Center, certified registered nurse anesthetist Ricardo Charles dedicated his life to the helping underserved populations by providing them with culturally competent healthcare. Ricardo’s community service endeavors have taken him across the globe, from assisting in orthopedic surgery alongside Operation Rainbow in Latin … more

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With Kaiser Permanente’s Help, Ann and Dan Dow Set Sail for New Horizons

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured on 28. Jul, 2014 | 0 Comments

For many years, Ann Dow dreamt of sailing the world with her husband, Dan, on deck the Morning Star, their 25-ft. Coronado wooden sailboat. In 2006, they were forced to put that dream on hold when her safety line failed and she fell 55 feet, straight down to the deck, breaking her ribs, shoulders, back, hips, and fingers. After several … more

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Darin Miller Takes Control of His Health

Posted by in Compassion, Featured on 14. Jul, 2014 | 3 Comments

Sometimes, getting healthy takes a wake-up call. For Kaiser Permanente nurse Darin Miller, that moment came when he rolled over on his waterbed to pick up his newly-crawling baby daughter.  At the time Darin weighed 270 pounds, and because of his weight, a wave rippled in the waterbed, throwing his daughter across the bed and out of reach. “It broke … more

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After Three Close Calls With Melanoma, Mac Knows the Value of Sun Safety and Regular Check Ups

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 30. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most of Adelbert “Mac” McIntyre’s life has been spent in the sun. Between his day job laying gas pipelines and his free time spent on the San Diego beaches, Mac found both his life’s work and his relaxation in the sunshine. All of that direct sunlight took a toll on Mac’s body, and when it came time for a routine … more

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Adamma Ajufoh, RN: Going Beyond Her Role to Care for Patients

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Get To Know Us on 30. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a manager, Adamma is not expected to perform patient care, but she gladly rolls up her shirt sleeves to make sure our patients are taken care of. … more

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Kaiser Permanente Helps Len Laviolette Recover From Colon Cancer

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured on 19. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

Len Laviolette, a land surveyor from San Diego, California, was getting winded too easily at work. He went to Kaiser Permanente to get checked out. That evening, he was called back to the facility and had a colonoscopy in the early hours of the morning. Shortly after the procedure, Len learned he had colon cancer. He then met Amilcar Exume, … more

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A Kaiser Permanente Care Team Saves a Teacher’s Voice

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured on 02. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

Warren Keppler was 58 years old when he woke up with a bump the size of a plum on his neck. Startled, Warren immediately scheduled an appointment with his Kaiser Permanente physician. It wasn’t long before tests revealed Stage 4 throat cancer at the base of Warren’s tongue. For Warren, the cancer diagnosis was just as unnerving as the treatment … more