Photo Friday: Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley, Lancaster, CA USA

Photo Friday: Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley, Lancaster, CA USA

I’m breaking the “photo is usually from Washington, DC” informal rule this week, which I do occasionally when I find something visually compelling elsewhere, in this case the beautiful LEED Gold certified Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Office Building.

Opened in 2014, it combines the science of wind flow studies, high technology and personalized health care, and connection to the community through locally sourced art, site placement, and visual cues (poppies, pinwheels, butterflies).
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My 4th Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

My 4th Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

This past weekend was my 4th (!) Capital TransPride, the second one held where the future was born in Washington, DC, at 14th and U Streets, Northwest (there’s a short history of this intersection in last year’s blog post: My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA).

As predicted, the room became more full, with more doctors, nurses, therapists, health leaders, and future leaders in general. Even more photographers – as you can tell, mine was not the only camera in the room, nor was it the best one 🙂 .
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Photo Friday: Liz in Love (with Washington, DC USA)

Photo Friday: Liz in Love (with Washington, DC USA)

This is the second appearance of the Liz Taylor mural on this blog. The story of the mural is in the post below.
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A Few Photos in the Middle of History Being Made: National Center for Transgender Equality Gala

A Few Photos in the Middle of History Being Made: National Center for Transgender Equality Gala

Last year at this time, there was no Section 1557 rule (see: A Historic LGBTQ Health Symposium on a Historic Day ) or Title IX guidance, with the former on its way to being the biggest change in health care that I can remember in my career. Lyndon Baines Johnson and Richard Nixon would be proud of their legacy. Continue reading→

What Performance Improvement Looks Like, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States

What Performance Improvement Looks Like, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States

These are some posters from the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Ambulatory Surgery Center Performance Improvement Summit, recently hosted at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth)

Several hundred health professionals, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, including members of our Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk), came here to share, show their work, and keep getting better.
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A Historic LGBTQ Health Symposium on a Historic Day

A Historic LGBTQ Health Symposium on a Historic Day

I actually mentioned the coming enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act in my presentation at this symposium in 2014, and again on this blog in 2015.

See: Presentation: Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias – and 2nd Annual Kaiser Permanente LGBTQI Health Symposium: Future of Inclusion

Imagine, then, 2 years later, that the final regulation was released, in Washington, DC, just a few hours before history was made at this event itself. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: 2016 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA - Funk (and the future) doesn't create itself

Photo Friday: 2016 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA – Funk (and the future) doesn’t create itself

The Washington DC Funk Parade is an annual music and art street festival held on U Street in Washington DC. It is a free, day-long event that aims to unite the community through the celebration of funk music, visual arts and the diverse cultural history of the U Street neighborhood. Continue reading→