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Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton Marks Milestone

Original post made by D. Erickson, another community, on Jun 17, 2013

"Where were you 30 years ago? Training? Was a career in healthcare even on your radar? I bet some of you were not even born yet." Amid audience nods and laughter, Dr. Janis Kahn, physician site lead, addressed the crowd of roughly 300 at the celebration event on May 29 to recognize the 30th anniversary of Kaiser Permanente's Pleasanton Medical Offices.

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Posted by Member
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 17, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Yes, I joined as soon as I could because I had been told there would also be a hospital for us in the near future. Yes, that was 3 decades ago. Instead, Livermore became MORE OFFICES ! ! and 30 years later, the tri-valley has more than tripled, and STILL NO hospital.
Yet, whenever some procedure is needed or heaven forbid hospital services, off to Walnut Creek or Antioch! Since around half the population lives alone, senior citizens have to find a ride. Walnut Creek is a bit different than to stoneridge Kaiser, or Valley Care, or Cedarwood. Try and find a ride to Walnut Creek. Oh, driver has to sign you in and out as well!!
I am please with my local care.....but if it's too important, then it becomes difficult. Asking somebody for a 4-6 hour span, or like eyes, go back next day, and you can't drive. It's just unbelievable Kaiser build us TWO clinics and zero hospitals.
All retirement books tell seniors to settle NEAR medical services. well, Kaiser, I get older by the day, and I don't see any hospital. Yet, I don't get discounted premiums for my PARTIAL service.

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Posted by Ellie
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I understand kaiser has purchased land in Dublin and will be building a hospital there.

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Posted by Member
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Good news!

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Posted by lyndalu
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Yeh, the lack of a Kaiser hospital nearby has been a real pain in the ###. Aside from a typical doctor appointment, everything else has to be done in the Walnut Creek hospital. I debate dropping Kaiser every year because of that. Although, any time I've needed to go to the ER, I just go to Valley Care here in Pleasanton and Kaiser picks up the tab. In an emergency situation, who can wait 30 minutes to get to Walnut Creek and probably another 30 minutes looking for a place to park.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I always refer folks in need of Emergency medical care to Kaiser ER.

ESPECIALLY undocumented residents!