Southern California Permanente Medical Group
San Diego

We Feature:

  • More than 830 physicians and
    over 7,400 support staff
  • A 392-bed hospital including a
    54-bed Emergency Department
  • Primary Care services in the areas of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • An exemplary team of physicians, 90 percent of whom are board-certified
  • Continuing education programs accredited by both the American Medical Association and the California Medical Association
  • A Knee and Sports Medicine fellowship program that provides extensive specialized training in Arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery
  • A strong internal education program enhanced by a close association with the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
  • Residency affiliations in General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Gastroenterology
  • Several physicians who hold teaching and clinical appointments at UCSD
  • Clinical studies conducted in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national research programs, which involve our departments of Allergy, Cardiology, Neurology, Vascular Surgery, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic Surgery and Hematology/Oncology, among others.
  • Multiple weekly case conferences, lectures and discussions
  • KP HealthConnect®, a highly sophisticated electronic medical record system that integrates a member's inpatient, outpatient and clinic records with appointments, registration and billing
San Diego

San Diego

The only San Diego hospital to win NRC's Consumer Choice Award

Situated near the scenic shores of the Pacific Ocean in a location that's rich with history and alive with culture, Kaiser Permanente's San Diego Medical Center is a destination of choice for physicians who crave the world-famous Southern California lifestyle. The only hospital in the city to receive the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation (NRC), we provide care for over 480,000 members in all major specialties and subspecialties. Our exceptional services also earned us three blue ribbons for outstanding health care from the Pacific Business Group on Health. Our on-site operations are complemented by 22 satellite medical offices located throughout the county, including the San Marcos Outpatient Medical Center which serves the North San Diego County area, and an outpatient surgery center in Otay Mesa.

Connected to the San Diego community

We work hand-in-hand with our community to help its people live well, be well and thrive. We're proud to be part of San Diego, and have built strong partnerships with local organizations to launch and maintain an array of health and wellness initiatives for our neighbors, family and friends. Through our Saturday Surgery Day program, we've joined forces with the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation's Project Access San Diego to provide free outpatient surgeries to uninsured San Diegans. We also work with local organizations that focus on assessing community health needs, strengthening partnerships with community clinics, addressing health care workforce issues and increasing opportunities for healthy eating and active living to decrease obesity. In addition to charitable coverage programs, like Kaiser Permanente Steps and Child Health Plan, we award community service grants which focus on a variety of areas: increasing access to health care for vulnerable populations; preventing violence and injury; providing HIV/AIDS services; facilitating health and wellness programs and more. Our other activities include donating surplus equipment, offering volunteer services, providing educational programs, sharing medical expertise and supporting the activities of local non-profit organizations.

San Diego, California - Live, work and play in paradise

Approximately two hours south of Los Angeles and just north of Mexico, San Diego's amazing climate, recreational opportunities and cultural attractions continually earn us top ratings as one of the country's best places to live, work and play. We feature miles of shoreline, year-round sunshine, breathtaking surroundings and a stunning array of outdoor activities. But there's more to us than our scenic landscape and near perfect weather. We're home to world-class research institutions as well as some of the most highly-acclaimed colleges and universities in the nation, including San Diego State University, the University of California, San Diego, University of San Diego and California State University, San Marcos. We also provide some of the most famous family attractions in our nation, including Sea World San Diego, the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park and LEGOLAND California.

As a member of the San Diego community, you'll be able to enjoy:

With all that San Diego has to offer—an enviable climate, year-round recreational opportunities, scenic surroundings, amazing cultural attractions and more—it's no wonder we're considered one of the country's best places to live, work and play.