Pioneers and groundbreakers

Learn about the trailblazers from Kaiser Permanente who shaped our legacy of innovation.

Our founders

Henry J. Kaiser

Kaiser’s concern for public welfare and his skill at mobilizing resources during World War II provided an opportunity for an innovative and effective health care program.

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Sidney R. Garfield, MD

The inventive way Dr. Garfield provided care for workers during the Great Depression evolved into a bold new model for our affordable, quality health care program.

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A legacy of leadership

Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing students learned a new philosophy emphasizing prevention, wellness, and integrated patient care.

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