Our impact in California

Our impact in California

Kaiser Permanente was founded in California in 1945. Today, we provide care and coverage to 12.6 million members, including over 9.4 million Californians.

Our award-winning way of providing health care makes sure that doctors, hospitals, and other health services like pharmacies work closely together.

This teamwork helps keep patients healthy and offers them care when they need it. It also makes things easier and more convenient for our members — and keeps costs down. Our approach is part of why we’re one of the top health care organizations in California, with many top-rated hospitals.

Kaiser Permanente is the largest private employer in the state. We have more than 18,177 physicians and 176,752 employees, including 130,500 union members in California.

Diversity and inclusion are important to us. We’re proud to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion and an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader. We consistently earn a spot in the DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame.

As a nonprofit, we do more than just provide high-quality health care services. Our mission motivates us to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

We use our resources and work with our partners to make our communities healthier and fairer for everyone. In 2022, we committed $1.9 billion to improve the lives of Californians across the state. Learn more about these efforts in our annual Community Health Snapshot.

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