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Money Earned Goes Back into Care

What do we do with the money we receive for providing care?

95%*

Provide Care & coverage to

3.6

Million

Members in
Northern California

Contribute
to medical
research

Operate our hospitals & medical offices

Pay, Hire & retain
a talented team of
health professionals

Pay Non-Kaiser Permanente
providers to Supply some
care & Services

Buy Rxs & medical supplies

Support our communities
to improve health

5%*

The remainder is our operating margin. This is what’s left over after paying the bills, as savings for future projects and needed investments. As a nonprofit we must invest all of our margin back into the organization, enabling us to keep our rates down and deliver high-quality, affordable health care services, and improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Some important ways we invest our operating margin:

Investing in technologies & equipment to help transform our care

  • telemedicine
  • phone consults with our caregivers
  • www.kp.org/online services
  • mobile apps
  • green and energy-efficient technologies

Covering the retirement & pensions of our employees

Updating existing equipment & buildings

Building new facilities to support
growing communities & membership &
to meet earthquake & Safety Standards

* Year-end 2013 results

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