Kaiser Permanente Expanding Service Offerings
Kaiser Permanente has been expanding its services "with the addition of the kind of high-tech medical care typically associated with university teaching hospitals and specialty medical groups," the Sacramento Bee reports.
According to the Bee, the change has been driven by increased membership, more demand for broader services "and a shift in the way Kaiser has positioned itself in the health care marketplace."
Kaiser hospitals now offer radiation therapy, complex vascular surgeries and in vitro fertilization, among other services. However, Kaiser continues to refer transplant patients in Northern California to other facilities in the Bay Area, while some cardiac patients are referred to Mercy hospitals (Griffith, Sacramento Bee, 3/5).