November 3, 2017

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Q3 2017 financial update

Solid third-quarter financial results support integrated care delivery with sustainable performance.

Contact: National Offices

Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFHP/H) are nonprofit organizations, which means we do not have stockholders who profit from positive financial performance. We devote our financial resources to advance our mission through investments in our integrated care delivery and in programs and initiatives that improve member and community health.

Third Quarter 2017

For the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2017, KFHP/H reported combined operating revenues of $18.3 billion. Operating income was $850 million and non-operating income was $408 million in the third quarter. Net income for the third quarter was $1.3 billion.


Kaiser Permanente’s membership grew by roughly 1.0 million members since Dec. 31, 2016, totaling approximately 11.7 million members as of Sept. 30, 2017. This growth includes membership from the acquisition of Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative on Feb. 1, 2017.

Capital Spending

Capital spending of $773 million in the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2017 reflects ongoing KFHP/H investments in facilities and technology to support integrated care delivery. In the third quarter, Kaiser Permanente opened three new medical office buildings and embarked on other significant replacement and renovation projects. These investments bring the number of medical office buildings to 680, along with 39 hospitals to support the growing needs of our membership and communities.

Our capital expenditures also support investments in technology to advance patient care – both in-person and virtual – as well as digital capabilities to provide patients greater choice and convenience in accessing Kaiser Permanente’s high-quality, affordable care.

Community Investments

Consistent with our not-for-profit mission, we devote resources to improve the health of the communities we serve. KFHP/H’s community health investments provide care for low-income individuals and underserved communities, reinforce community-based health partnerships, and support research and the training of health care workers.


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