Infused with the sights and sounds of the beach: the new Kaiser Permanente Santa Monica Medical Office

Infused with the sights and sounds of the beach: the new Kaiser Permanente Santa Monica Medical Office

Where Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley, which I visited later in the week, demonstrates congruence with total health in its exterior, Santa Monica does that for the interior.

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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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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→

ILNX: Innovation Is Never Easy

ILNX: Innovation Is Never Easy

This week is the 10th year of the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN) and its in person meeting is at the Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center (@KPGarfield).

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Save the Date: 2016 Kaiser Permanente National LGBTQ Health Symposium – Open to All

Save the Date: 2016 Kaiser Permanente National LGBTQ Health Symposium - Open to All

As the flyer says. May 13. Universal City, California

We’ll have special speakers, including
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#KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

#KPLantern is beginning - Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

Beginning next week, I am (temporarily) joining the nationally recognized Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) for KPLantern: Lantern is a project that Kaiser Permanente is undertaking to gain insight into the diverse experiences, challenges, and goals of being a transgender person in our current society and use that insight to better design health and care … Continue reading #KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better

Through the eyes of interior architects: The new Garfield Innovation Center + future of healthy building

Through the eyes of interior architects: The new Garfield Innovation Center + future of healthy building

View ‘GCNext – the New Garfield Innovation Center, Kaiser Permanente 47502’ on Flickr.com Adding to my repertoire of agents for good in producing Total Health, I have recently connected with the architecture community, since community colleague Scott Kratz ( @ScottKratz ), you know the person behind DC’s most awesome future bridge park (@DCBridgePark), asked for … Continue reading Through the eyes of interior architects: The new Garfield Innovation Center + future of healthy building