Our impact in the Northwest

Our impact in the Northwest

Since 1945, Kaiser Permanente has delivered care and coverage in the Pacific Northwest.

Currently, we care for 622,736 medical and 286,792 dental members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. 

Our longstanding presence and membership base has established us as one of the largest private employers in the region.

Key issues

Our impact

Kaiser Permanente’s presence throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington has a positive impact on communities.

Through our care, hospitals, medical and dental buildings, and community investments, we are a major contributor to the Pacific Northwest economy. Our contributions include:

  • Investing over $135 million in charitable and community health initiatives in 2022. These investments focused on several key areas including economic opportunity, health equity, mental health, pandemic response, safety net partnerships, school health, subsidized care and coverage, and social health such as housing and nutrition
  • Operating 2 hospitals, 51 medical offices, and 21 dental offices
  • Employing 1,357 physicians, 148 dentists, and 11,813 employees (9,780 of which are union members)

Our care

Kaiser Permanente’s model combines care and coverage. Our approach allows us to provide coordinated care that supports total health.

Our model ensures our members receive high-quality care, leading to better outcomes. This is why we are among the highest-ranked health plans in the state.

Highest rated health plans

Our commercial and Medicare health plans are rated highest or tied for highest in Oregon and Washington, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s 2024 ratings.

Best for customer satisfaction

We were rated the nation’s Best Health Insurance Company of 2023 for customer satisfaction by Insure.com.

Top heart program

Our Sunnyside Medical Center in Sunnyside, Oregon, earned the highest quality rating for heart surgery from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Care excellence

All our primary care medical offices have earned top-level tier 4 certification from the Oregon Health Authority. This means we meet the highest standards for providing personalized, coordinated, accessible care to our patients.

Strengthening the Pacific Northwest together

We encourage all policymakers to join us in shaping a healthier future for Oregon and Washington.

At Kaiser Permanente, our dedicated care, comprehensive services, and community partnerships are designed to empower our members and strengthen communities.

Together, we can achieve lasting health and wellness across the state.