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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
Date:8/7/2009

nd currently send an average of 700,000 electronic messages each month, an increase of 35 percent from the second quarter of 2008, to their Kaiser Permanente physicians, nurses, and other clinicians using the system. During the second quarter of 2009, members refilled more than 1.6 million prescriptions through kp.org, a 17 percent increase from the second quarter of last year.

As not-for-profit organizations, KFHP/H also use resources to support a wide range of community benefit programs that provide care for low-income individuals and support community-based health partnerships, research, training, and community health organizations. In the second quarter of 2009, KFHP/H approved more than 700 grants and donations to support the needs of its communities. Last year, KFHP/H provided nearly $1.2 billion in annual support to community benefit programs and services which included grants to 2,414 organizations. Given the recession's impact on the economically vulnerable, KFHP/H also continued to expand charitable care and coverage programs in the second quarter.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, c
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