Summer 2006 - Volume 10 Number 2
Original Research and Contributions
2006 Vohs Award Winner
One of the two 2006 Vohs Award-winning projects describes the Mid-Atlantic Region's quality improvement program to improve control of high blood pressure.
One of the two 2006 Vohs Award-winning projects was developed to increase screening mammography rates and to reduce the wait time for cancer diagnoses.
2005 Lawrence Patient Safety Award Winner
The 2005 Lawrence Patient Safety Award-winning project was developed by the KP San Diego Region to provide routine opportunities for senior leaders, staff, and clinicians to discuss patient safety concerns.
The 2005 Lawrence Patient Safety Transfer Award-winning project was implemented by the Southern California Region. The implementation challenges and successes are presented here.
On the centennial of his birth, The Permanente Journal honors Sidney R Garfield, MD, with a special section devoted to his life and legacy. To present the vision of this remarkable man, we reprint his landmark 1970 Scientific American article on the Delivery of Health Care, some personal
Honoring a Giant of 20th Century Health Care
Dr Garfield's Enduring Legacy--Challenges and Opportunities
The Delivery of Medical Care
Residency Days of Sidney R Garfield, MD
Sidney Garfield--A Personal Recollection
Total Panel Ownership and the Panel Support Tool--"It's All About the Relationship"
Responding to challenges of the existing system, the Northwest and Hawaii Regions embarked on a transformation of the Care Delivery System that empowers and supports the team. This system, its implementation and successes are described in this comprehensive article.
Health Care and Public Opinion
This second in a series on health policy describes the influence public opinion has on health care issues.
Letters to the Editor
Soul of the Healer
On the Cover