Kaiser Permanente Opens New Medical Center on Capitol Hill

Multi-specialty facility showcases state-of-the-art technology and expert, coordinated care

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Kaiser Permanente, a leading not-for-profit health plan and care provider, opened the doors to its new medical facility on January 24, 2011, bringing health care innovation directly to the front door of Capitol Hill.  The Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center offers members state-of-the-art health care and maximum convenience. 

“We’re confident that all of our members who use the Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, both those who live in D.C. and those who come in to the city to work, will enjoy the convenience and comfort that the new facility will bring,” said Marilyn Kawamura, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States. “It will be a cornerstone of health for the community, and a hallmark for customer service and quality care.”

Located at 700 Second Street, Northeast, in the Station Place complex, with 79 provider offices staffed by approximately 400 employees and physicians, the new Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center boasts primary care, specialty care, full-service imaging, laboratory, pharmacy services, and 24/7 urgent care services — all supported by industry-leading technology and information systems.  The medical center is equipped with digital signage technology — video walls — that enhances the member experience while reinforcing preventive care resources.

The medical center is fully wired with Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, the most advanced electronic medical record system available today, with kiosks in each exam room to help clinicians provide outstanding quality, assist patients in making certain they have received the preventive care they require, and maximize patient safety by identifying risks to patients, such as potentially harmful drug combinations.  Patients also have the added convenience of being able to access their medical records, make appointments, send secure e-mail to their physicians, and order prescription refills online, through My Health Manager at kp.org. 

“The opening of the Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center is another step forward to Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States becoming the leading provider of 21st century health care on the East Coast and a model for how health care should be delivered across the nation,” said Robert Pearl, MD, President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. “This new facility embodies Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to providing exceptional quality in the most effective and convenient ways possible.” 

Kaiser Permanente’s Capitol Hill Medical Center showcases how coordinating health care and leveraging the power of advanced information technologies allow physicians to achieve superior quality outcomes.  The proximity to many Kaiser Permanente members — including those in the federal workforce, public transportation, and key building amenities such as ample parking for members makes Station Place a great location.

“From the health care providers’ view,” noted Bernadette Loftus, MD, The Permanente Medical Group Associate Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic States, “the modern infrastructure and design efficiencies in this new facility will allow us to provide exceptional medical care and help our members to manage their health.”

The Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center is a component in Kaiser Permanente’s plans for expansion throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Kaiser Permanente is increasingly investing in the communities it serves to offer its unique model of delivery.  Kaiser Permanente’s model is built on the foundations of high-quality, committed physicians, integration of services — i.e., the close collaboration of primary and specialty care — an emphasis on prevention and wellness, and patient participation in managing their own health care.

Owned and developed by Louis Dreyfus Property Group and Fisher Brothers, Station Place was designed by Pritzker award-winning architect Kevin Roche.

About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete healthcare services for almost 500,000 members through 31 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 1,000 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area.  Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is considered one of Maryland’s “Top HMOs,” according to the Maryland Health Care Commission.  The health plan was ranked in the nation’s 100 top commercial health plans and 20 top Medicare health plans – and the #1 Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – by “NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011 Private.”  For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit www.kp.org.


Posted January 31, 2011

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