WHHS Mission Statement

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This paper explores three health organization services that include: Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS) - Fremont, Kaiser Permanente - Fremont, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and will discuss the description and services that the HSO provides, their mission statement, and description of the HSO management. I chose these hospitals because I have volunteered at WHHS, am a member of Kaiser Permanente, and will one day like to work as a Registered Nurse in Pediatric care.
Washington Hospital Healthcare System or Washington Township Care District, is a not-for-profit hospital that was created in 1948 to provide people living in Southern Alameda County such as Fremont, Newark, and Union City with access to a broad range of high quality …show more content…

1). WHHS is committed in assuming the leadership role in improving and maintain health status of the resident by: identifying and assessing community healthcare needs; developing mechanisms to respond to the identified need within the financial capabilities of the District; committing to a culture of patient safety and accountability; adopting identified best practices; providing access to high quality; cost-effective health services through an integrated delivery system and providing appropriate employee; professional and community educational resources to enhance patient care and health promotion throughout the District (“Our Mission and Values”, …show more content…

Kaiser Permanente is an integrated health care delivery system that was founded in 1945 and is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans that serves more than 10 million members (Fast Facts about Kaiser Permanente, 2015, para. 1). Kaiser Permanente comprises of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc, and The Permanente Medical Groups (Fast Facts about Kaiser Permanente, 2015, para. 1). Kaiser Permanente was created when people were unable to afford to go to a doctor during the Great Depression and WW2 (Fast Facts about Kaiser Permanente, 2015, para.3). The hospital has brought innovations to the U.S health care such as prepaid health plans, physician group practice, a focus on illness prevention, and an organized delivery system (Fast Facts about Kaiser Permanente, 2015, para. 3). The Fremont Kaiser Permanente provides emergency and pharmacy services, adult medicine, appointment and advice call center, bariatric surgery, medical weight management, laboratory and pathology services, pediatric and travel clinic services to name a few (“Departments and Specialties” Kaiser Permanente, 2015). KP’s mission is “to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve” (“About Us” Kaiser Permanente, 2015, para. 3). KP’S (Fremont/Northern California) management

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