Kaiser Permanente Available to Prince George’s County Public Schools Employees; Garners Press for PGCPS Immunization Push


By Scott Lusk

This year, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States welcomes Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) back to the KPMAS family for the first time in more than 20 years. Teachers and school employees within the school system will have access to our award-winning, integrated care model, which combines health care and health coverage in one convenient package.

“We are incredibly excited to be a part of Prince George’s County school system, a school system in a county where many Kaiser Permanente employees and members live and work,” said Janine Hill, executive account manager for public sector accounts, which includes PGCPS. KPMAS is piloting an “Easy to Switch” program designed to make it a breeze for PGCPS employees to become Kaiser Permanente members. The programs walks new members through the process of transferring their health records to KPMAS and choosing a new doctor. KPMAS employees are some of the best ambassadors for our award-winning health plans and medical care. Please talk to your friends and family who are teachers and school employees, especially in Prince George’s County, about our commitment to our members’ health and the overall health of the communities and schools we serve. Employees with contacts at any Prince George’s County public school are encouraged to contact Janine Hill at janine.hill@kp.org. Employees will learn more about the “Easy to Switch” program and outreach efforts in the near future.

Kaiser Permanente Supports Prince George’s County Families with Back-to-School Immunizations

As part of our effort to mark this critical milestone — and to do all we can to keep PGCPS students healthy! — Kaiser Permanente celebrated in a way that only we would–with free immunizations.

“Kaiser Permanente is aware of the importance of providing children a healthy start to their school year,” said Celeste James, director of community health. “One of the most effective ways of safeguarding children is keeping them up-to-date with immunizations.” This week, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is partnering with PGCPS to provide an immunization clinic. The clinic offers immunizations at no cost to PGCPS students at Kaiser Permanente’s Largo Medical Center, August 1 -4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, daily.

With the help of our partners at PGCPS, as well as our own resident experts, Kaiser Permanente secured some great coverage for the event. You can view the coverage, which includes an interview with Peter Kadlecik, MD, for Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Permanente Medical Group by clicking the links below:

 NBC Washington

PGCTV (Kaiser Permanente and PGCPS Immunization story begins at 4:15 seconds into the broadcast.)

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