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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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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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→

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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Intro to me, intro to you, AAMC Axis Interprofessional Collaboration Subcommittee

Intro to me, intro to you, AAMC Axis Interprofessional Collaboration Subcommittee

I’ve been part of the Association of American Medical Colleges Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development (Axis) for over a year now.

We’re now getting to know one another and I’m happily discovering all of the expertise across academic medicine that exists in support of LGBTQ health. It’s pretty awesome.

This month was my turn to introduce myself, who I am, where I came from, and what I hope to do with this group, in 10 minutes. My slides are below, for the record…..
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