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Expanded Wing of Kaiser Permanente’s Largo Medical Center Now Open

Rockville, MD (July 8, 2013) - - - Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, an award-winning not-for-profit health plan and care provider, opened the doors to its newly expanded Largo Medical Center on Monday, July 8, providing members in Prince George’s County with numerous medical services including around-the-clock urgent care.

“Our expanded Largo Medical Center improves access for Kaiser Permanente members in Prince George’s County, helping them receive care the right care at the right time,” said Kim Horn, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. “This renovated and expanded medical center further demonstrates Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to our members in Prince George’s County.”

Located at 1221 Mercantile Lane in Largo, Kaiser Permanente’s Largo Medical Center is being expanded into a state-of-the-art multi-specialty facility. The first portion of the expansion opened today, July 8, and the remainder is expected to be completed in 2014. Once completed, the expansion will increase the medical center square footage from 127,000, to 233,000 square feet, making it the largest Kaiser Permanente facility in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The facility boasts multiple primary and specialty care services, with new services including:

•    24/7 Urgent Care and clinical observation unit
•    24/7 Radiology, pharmacy and lab services 
•    Ambulatory surgery center
•    Podiatry
•    Vascular surgery
•    Sleep medicine
•    Pain management
•    Pre-surgical testing

“Our physicians are thrilled to practice at the newly expanded Largo Medical Center. This facility offers a broad array of Permanente specialists and primary care providers, as well as full-service imaging, pharmacy and lab. Open 24 hours a day, this facility allows our members to experience unparalleled convenience and clinical quality,” said Bernadette Loftus, MD, The Permanente Medical Group Associate Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic States.

Designed with the member in mind, medical center exam rooms are fully wired with Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, the most advanced electronic medical record system available today. Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect® helps clinicians provide outstanding quality, assists patients in making certain they have received the preventive care they require, and maximizes patient safety by identifying risks to patients, such as potentially harmful drug combinations.  Patients also have the added convenience of accessing their medical records, scheduling appointments, sending secure e-mail to their physicians, and ordering prescription refills online, through My Health Manager at kp.org. Kaiser Permanente recently released a mobile optimized version of kp.org app for Android and iPhone devices that gives members access to their own medical information anywhere in the world.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance recognized Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States as the No.1 Commercial and Medicare health plan in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and No. 15 Commercial plan and No. 12 Medicare health plan in the nation in “NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012-2013.” Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States also led the nation with the No.1 performance in breast-cancer screening, and led the region on the majority of the Effectiveness of Care measures in The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has also been ranked “Highest Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in the Mid-Atlantic Region,” five years in a row by J.D. Power and Associates.*

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s Largo Medical Center, visit kp.org/largo.  

* Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. received the highest numerical score among commercial health plans in the Mid-Atlantic region in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Member Health Plan StudySM.  Study based on 33,533 total member responses, measuring six plans in the Virginia-Maryland-D.C. region (excludes Medicare and Medicaid). Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of members surveyed December 2012-January 2013.  Your experiences may vary. Visit www.jdpower.com.

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About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for almost 500,000 members through 30 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 more than 1000 physicians who provide care for patients throughout the area. For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit www.kp.org or follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic

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