News and perspectives on health care policy in Washington state


News and perspectives on health care policy in Washington state

Kaiser Permanente serves 637,709 members in Washington and supports the health of communities across more than 36 medical offices, in Northwest Washington, Central Washington, Eastern Washington, the Coastal and Olympic regions, and Puget Sound.

We invest the time, expertise, and resources of 1,047 Kaiser Permanente physicians, 1,634 nurses, and thousands more clinical and nonclinical staff members, who are focused on making the lives of our members and communities healthier.

We are deeply connected to organized labor, with more than 62% of our health care professionals represented by a union. We value our relationships with Service Employees International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and the Office Professional Employees International Union, which play an important role in our efforts to give more people access to high-quality care and make care more affordable.


Our impact in Washington

From caring for public employees and teachers to investing in social health factors, Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to Washington state is reflected in everything we do.

Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to the core tenets of our nonprofit status. In addition to our traditional community health investments, Kaiser Permanente has leveraged its resources to provide wide-reaching community supports throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Our care

The Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plan in Washington has been highly rated each year from 2010 to 2023. 

Kaiser Permanente’s plan is rated number one overall in Washington, and we are number one in 4 specific categories:

Helping members get and stay healthy

Helping members manage acute conditions

Helping members manage chronic conditions

Physician and hospital measurement, management, and payment

Our people

Kaiser Permanente strives to hire and support a diverse workforce. Our dedicated multispecialty group practice, the Washington Permanente Medical Group, has received a perfect score of 100% on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.