Kaiser Permanente is a group practice prepaid health plan providing comprehensive health care in many parts of the U.S. The Northwest Region serves over 475,000 members in the Portland and Salem areas of Oregon, and the Vancouver and Longview-Kelso areas of Washington.
Kaiser Permanente operates 26 outpatient medical facilities and Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, licensed at 208 beds. Kaiser works in cooperation with OHSU, Providence Health System, and Legacy Health System, as a teaching institution. There are more than 850 physicians representing all specialties who practice at Kaiser Permanente; many hold faculty appointments at OHSU. The Kaiser Permanente Graduate Medical Education Director is David M. Schmidt, MD..