At each gathering, recorded 1940’s music played in the background and guests were treated to small cupcakes decorated with the number “70” as they looked at large posters and a historical slideshow detailing Kaiser Permanente’s growth. There are now 38 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and 622 medical offices stretching from California, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest to Colorado, Georgia and Washington, DC.
Kaiser Permanente celebrated a major milestone last month. On July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente opened its health plan and hospital doors to the public. By the end of that first year we were caring for 26,500 members. Now, 70 years later, we care for more than 10 million members, in 8 states across the country.
To honor our past and to celebrate the remarkable employees and physician who provide excellent care every day, Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Clara held lunch hour recognition celebrations.