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Free Surgery Day By Kaiser Permanente In Southern California 67 Free Procedures

Posted Apr 26 2010 7:10am

In partnership with local community health care agencies, three Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Centers, opened their doors this morning to perform a total of 67 outpatient surgeries as part of a region-wide Free Surgery Day. 

The Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, in partnership with East Valley Community Health Center, celebrated its first Operation Baldwin Park Surgery Day, providing sixteen uninsured San Gabriel Valley residents with outpatient hernia surgeries.

The Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center's Otay Mesa facility performed 40 surgeries today, including gallbladder removals, hernia repairs, cataract removals, and other gynecological procedures. This is the second year that Kaiser Permanente San Diego partners with the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation to provide free surgeries as part of their Project Access San Diego. Since 2008, this partnership has provided 200 uninsured San Diegans access to much needed medical services.

Meanwhile, in partnership with Access OC, Kaiser Permanente Orange County held its sixth Free Surgery Day. Eleven residents were treated this morning at the Kaiser Permanente Alton/Sand Canyon Surgical Center, bringing the total in Orange County to almost 100 free surgeries since the program began in 2004. Among the procedures performed were hemorrhoidectomies, hernia repairs, lipoma excisions, ACL repairs and gallbladder removals.

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