May 30, 2013

San Ramon Medical Office to open in fall 2013

SAN RAMON, Calif. Kaiser Permanente is set to open a new technologically-advanced 67,000-square-foot medical office this fall located just off I-680 in San Ramon.

The new facility, located at 2300 Camino Ramon in the Bishop Ranch office park, will ensure that Kaiser Permanente continues to provide personalized, 21st century health care and even more convenience for the members wholive and work in the area.

“More and more, health-care consumers want to choose how and where they receive care,” said Colleen Mckeown, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente’s Diablo Area. “Our location in Bishop Ranch allows us to not only serve the residents of San Ramon and nearby communities, but we are also ideally situated to provide care to the employees who work in Bishop Ranch.”

Services at the San Ramon Medical Offices will include: Adult and Family Medicine; Pediatrics; Women’s Health; Reproductive Health Services; Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy; Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology; and a Healthy Living Center.

The San Ramon Medical Office will be equipped with Kaiser Permanente’s advanced electronic medical record system, Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®. Unlike other records systems that involve only parts of a patient’s care, Kaiser Permanente’s electronic medical records and information are available at every point of care throughout Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region — from the emergency room to doctor’s office to the hospital room — even to the member’s home, via secure, interactive online tools that are available at no additional cost.

The new three-story San Ramon Medical Offices will have space for 42 providers and house laboratory, pharmacy and X-ray services all under one roof.

“We are excited to bring our expertise to the community of San Ramon,” said David Niver, MD, physician-in-chief for Kaiser Permanente’s Diablo Area. “This medical office is another example of Kaiser Permanente’s dedication to the local community. Our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology coupled with our integrated health care delivery system ensure only the highest level of care. And the physicians who will be practicing in San Ramon share that dedication. They are both technically excellent and dedicated to delivering service excellence.”

Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to industry-leading health information technology knits all of the parts into a whole.

“By making members’ complete health histories available to clinicians at every point of care, we are able to provide the right care at the right time,” added Judy Lively, MD, physician-in-chief for Kaiser Permanente’s Diablo Area.

The new San Ramon Medical Office will also include the latest digital imaging equipment, which improves accuracy and provides results more quickly to members, who can securely view their results online. This equipment is also more environmentally friendly because digital mammograms and digital x-rays do not require the chemicals and film that are used in conventional imaging.

“The addition of the San Ramon Medical Offices means we will be readily able to offer family-centered care to the community of San Ramon,” said Kai Kai Lam, MD, pediatrician and physician site leader for the San Ramon Medical Office. “We plan to offer extended weekday hours, including the lunch hour, to better meet the needs of local residents.”

The new San Ramon Medical Office is a satellite of the Walnut Creek Medical Center and is expected to open this November.

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, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9.1 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal 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.