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Kaiser Permanente, a National Leader in Integrated Health Care and Coverage, Completes Acquisition of Group Health Cooperative in Washington State
Feb. 1, 2017 — Group Health's more than 651,000 members and more than 6,000 employees are now part of Kaiser Permanente.

Kaiser Permanente Receives Washington Insurance Commissioner's Approval to Acquire Group Health
Jan. 13, 2017 — The Commissioner's approval clears the way for transaction to close on Feb. 1.

'Best Place to Work' for LGBT Equality
Dec. 6, 2016 — Group Health scores 100 percent perfect ranking on 2017 Corporate Equality Index.

New 2-Shot HPV Vaccine Protocol
Nov. 14, 2016 — Approach reduces barriers to life-saving vaccine; clinics prepared to answer questions.

New Online Services, ID Card for Medicare Part D Members
Oct. 7, 2016 — Members soon will have access to our new pharmacy benefits manager, OptumRx, with expanded online services.

Update Your Mobile Health App by Nov. 1
Oct. 3, 2016 — Our new pharmacy management system requires the latest version of our app.

Group Health's Medicare Advantage Plan Among Highest-Rated Plans in the Country
Sept. 30, 2016 — Rating system emphasizes patient satisfaction, prevention, treatment and outcomes.

Volunteer Drivers Needed to Transport Seniors in South King County
Aug. 19, 2016 — Volunteer dirivers are needed for the Transportation Assistance Program to transport senior members to and from medical appointments.

Construction Begins on New Facility in Burien
Aug. 9, 2016 — New state-of-the-art medical center replaces existing, outdated structure.

Group Health Rated Top Performing Plan in America
July 19, 2016 — NBCH's eValue8™ assessment tool recognizes Seattle-based plan based on quality, efficiency, and value.

Get Active and Play Safe With Pokemon
July 13, 2016 — Doctors like the activity of this popular game, as long as people do it safely.

Two More CareClinics Open in Bartell Drugs
June 23, 2016 — New walk-in clinics are opening in Alderwood and West Seattle.

CDC Names Group Health Doctor Childhood Immunization Champion
April 20, 2016 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation recognized Dr. John Dunn for his work with childhood immunization.

Thank You to Our Generous Volunteers
April 12, 2016 — In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we thank our many volunteers.

Members Vote to Support Kaiser Permanente Acquisition
March 12, 2016 — Members approve the Plan of Member Substitution; moves to regulatory review.

Volunteers Needed to Support Hospice Patients and Caregivers
March 1, 2016 — Volunteers needed for the Hospice Program in King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties.

Acquisition Information and Advisory Vote Results
Jan. 30, 2016 — Voting members voice support for acquisition.

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