Purpose, Partnership, and The Permanente Federation's Tenth Anniversary

Purpose, Partnership, and The Permanente Federation's Tenth Anniversary


By Jay Crosson, MD

Summer 2007 - Volume 11 Number 3

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/07-070

Sidney Garfield, MD, the physician cofounder of Kaiser Permanente (KP) and father of Permanente Medicine, is often hailed as a great visionary and innovator in American medicine. He was the man who joined prepayment to multispecialty group practice and articulated the principles of a new and revolutionary model of health care financing and delivery. But as revealed in his remarks to a group of Permanente physicians (see: Advice to Permanente Physicians from Dr Sidney Garfield, page 60), Dr Garfield's genius was not limited to grand-scale ideas. He also understood a great deal about the everyday, real-world workings of organizations, partnerships, and power--lessons that are as relevant today as they were 33 years ago and lessons that strongly informed the creation of The Permanente Federation, which observes its tenth anniversary this year.

CME

The Kaiser Permanente National CME Program designates this journal-based CME activity for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Circulation

27,000 print readers per quarter, 15,350 eTOC readers, and in 2018, 2 million page views of TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

The Permanente Press

The Permanente Press publishes The Permanente Journal and books related to healthcare. For information about subscriptions, missing issues, billing, subscription renewal, and back issues, Email: permanente.journal@kp.org.


ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2019 thepermanentejournal.org.

All Rights Reserved.