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Celebrations Honor Care in Roseville and Sacramento

Kaiser Permanente leaders and community officials were joined by expectant mothers, patients, and their families in celebrating the opening of our new Women and Children's Center today by snipping a ribbon lined with baby socks and strung between two storks at our Roseville Medical Center.

Kaiser Permanente Women and Children's Center

More than 300 attended the event and toured the facility. "We created an environment that is conducive to the healing process and that brings families together. The center is a real asset to the community of Roseville and our members," Ed Glavis, senior vice president and area manager, Sacramento and Roseville, told the audience.

The four-story, 174-bed center was designed by our medical staff to be as comfortable as possible for patients and their families, noted Chris Palkowski, MD, PIC, Roseville. "We knew from the start that it was important for us to consider the emotional needs of the entire family, because this center is a place where new mothers, newborns, children, and teens will receive care."

The state-of-the-art facility "will be a model of health care in this community and in the Sacramento Valley for years to come," said Robbie Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO, TPMG.

Greg Adams, Northern California Regional President, KFHP/H, lauded those who will care for patients by noting, "It's these dedicated nurses, physicians and staff who bring life to the building."

Rob Azevedo, MD, APIC, Women and Children's Services, introduced several patients who had been cared for by our pediatric specialists. They were special guests at the event along with several expectant mothers who will be among the first to deliver at the new center. "Today is more than the celebration of the construction of a building. It is about events that will happen here every day that change lives," he said.

Roseville Mayor Gina Garbolino noted the city has declared Jan. 13 - the opening day of the new center - as Kaiser Permanente Women and Children's Day. The event was covered by the news media, including KXTV Ch. 10, KOVR Ch. 13, KMAX Ch. 31, NewsTalk AM 1530 KFBK, The Roseville Press-Tribune and The Sacramento Bee.

Earlier this week, our leadership joined physicians, nurses, and staff in celebrating the 44 years that our Sacramento Medical Center has cared for women and children. Glavis and Jack Rozance, MD, PIC, Sacramento, dedicated a plaque that will be displayed at the medical center commemorating the more than four decades of service.

"Each of you has been important in the lives of many women and children. On behalf of Kaiser Permanente, I would like to thank you for your service and recognize the tremendous contribution you have made to this hospital and this community," Dr. Rozance said.

Kaiser Permanente Women and Children's Center

From left to right: Jack Rozance, MD, PIC, Sacramento; Deb Royer, MGA, North Valley; Chris Palkowski, MD, PIC, Roseville; Robbie Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO, TPMG; Ed Glavis, senior vice president and area manager, North Valley; and Greg Adams, regional president, KFHP/H, Northern California.

Kaiser Permanente Women and Children's Center

Jack Rozance, MD, PIC, Sacramento, and Ed Glavis, senior vice president and area manager, North Valley, unveil a plaque to be displayed at our Sacramento Medical Center.

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