San Francisco, San Rafael, Santa Rosa

We’re enhancing patient experiences

In our medical centers, we choose everything from the floor plan to the paint color with your well-being in mind. Two of our medical centers in the San Francisco area are being refreshed to help improve your experience when you visit.

We’ve been improving our San Francisco Medical Center for the past few years. Here are some recent projects:

  • Environmentally friendly PVC-free vinyl flooring installed in the common area of most floors and the cafeteria.
  • New flooring and paint in the hemodialysis unit.
  • A new Prenatal Diagnostic Center scheduled to be completed in the spring on the 7th Floor of the medical offices on Geary Boulevard.
  • An expanded hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) scheduled to open in summer 2011, moving across the hall to the west side on the 3rd Floor. The new NICU will have an open nursing station, a soothing color scheme, and more space for parents to visit.

Our San Rafael Medical Center has also had improvements.

  • Environmentally friendly PVC-free paint on walls, and flooring — including rubber flooring for a softer walking surface — installed in the hospital and medical offices.
  • A new color scheme in the hospital and Marin County photographs, taken by the staff, to create a pleasing environment.
  • New furniture added to patient rooms, nursing stations, and some lobbies.
  • New countertops and refaced cabinets for an updated look.

Read more about Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to the earth.

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Join us for Women’s Night Out

This year, the Women’s Night Out series at our Santa Rosa Medical Center will feature speakers who just might inspire you to take control of your health.

“Women today are pulled in many directions,” says Nancy Bouffard, assistant manager for Health Education, who is planning the series. “We want to give women a chance to take the time and come together with others to learn how to take care of themselves.”

The lectures occur in the spring and fall. This year’s series will include the following topics:

  • Nutrition and how to help stay healthy through what you eat, with a focus on fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.
  • Insomnia and how to help improve your sleep.
  • Taking care of the relationship with your partner while raising children.

While the series features speakers, Bouffard says the programs are interactive. And women often leave with an action plan.

Events are held on Friday nights and there’s no fee for members or nonmembers to attend. Space is limited, so registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served.

For details on the dates and topics for the 2011 Women’s Night Out, go online or call 707-566-5418.

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