We are the Permanente in Kaiser Permanente.
As the largest self-governed, independent, multispecialty medical group practicing in Oregon and Southwest Washington, we practice Permanente Medicine. Together with Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, we form Kaiser Permanente Northwest, an integrated health care program.
At Northwest Permanente, we constantly seek new horizons in health, innovate our treatments and technologies, and share best practices so that you can bring your patients the best possible care. Our more than 1,500 physicians and clinicians are leaders—in our clinics and in our communities.
We have the ultimate say when it comes to making decisions about the care of our patients—free from outside influence. Though we are supported by seasoned professionals, we are led by practicing physicians.
For the physicians, clinicians, and administrative team of Northwest Permanente, our calling goes well beyond the clinic. For nearly 80 years, we’ve worked to provide best-in-class care for our patients, but also to be best for the world. That’s one of the reasons we became the world’s first physician-led medical group to be certified as a B Corp. Being a B Corp means that our organization focuses on the triple bottom line of balancing people, planet, and prosperity. This aligns with our commitment to our community, our workers, and the environment. In 2019, we were proud to earn B Corp’s “Best for the World” designation for the third year running in two categories, “Best for Workers” and “Best Overall,” plus a designation for a new category, “Best for Customers.”