Fontana is legendary in Kaiser Permanente and health innovation: The Roots of Southern California Kaiser Permanente « A History of Total Health | Kaiser Permanente History Blog. It’s definitely on anyone’s list of “places that spark innovation,” which is why I was excited to make the trek.
In our history, this includes the cleanest steel mills built west of the Rockies, and today, delivering care digitally in Target Stores, in modern, most-beautiful-in-the-world hospitals (it’s #4 in this survey), new ambulatory care model practices, and with physician wellness spaces that promote teamwork and integration.
Fellow Family Physician Nolan Chang, MD, Director of Primary Care Operations for the Fontana-Ontario Service Area for Southern California Permanente Medical Group (@SCPMG) and I have been collaborating on a few things related to the future.
They include thinking about our members of the future in Kaiser Permanente’s Vision 2025 project, which are now full sized replicas at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). Now we’re working together to support the people who will take care of our future members, in partnership with our Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk).
Nolan’s interests are integration, collaboration, and the joy and passion for taking great care of our members. Definitely worth the visit and the shadow, to see the future today.
Photos below, click to enlarge, enjoy.