February 6, 2018

Celebrating our 30th anniversary in Kern County

Bakersfield City Council declaring Kaiser Permanente Kern County Day

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield City Council proclaims Jan. 18, 2018 as Kaiser Permanente Kern County Day at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 5:15 p.m.

On Jan. 18, 1988, Kaiser Permanente Kern County started with 4,000 members and a small team of visionaries willing to take a chance on a new way of caring for our community. In 1988, we saw our first members in on our only medical office building on San Dimas Street.

Group of initial Kaiser Permanenete Kern County physicians and employees Group of initial Kaiser Permanenete Kern County physicians and employees.

Today, we are nearly 1,100 employees and physicians strong with over 107,000 members. We now operate out of 10 medical office buildings, two administrative buildings, our Mobile Health Vehicle and our Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente storefront at the Marketplace.

We’ve built an incredible legacy with our leadership and innovative approach to health care in Kern County, serving as a model for the rest of the industry. We have helped people thrive and take control of their health, while setting the standard for high-quality, affordable health care.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.7 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to:  kp.org/share.