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Kaiser Permanente to build new medical school in Pasadena
Los Angeles Business Journal

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, has chosen Pasadena as the site for its new School of Medicine.

Oakland-based Kaiser said the school will be on land it already owns in central Pasadena. It added that it chose Pasadena because of its proximity to affordable housing, public transit and major freeways.

“Kaiser Permanente provides care and coverage in communities across the United States, and Pasadena offers some important attributes that align with our vision for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine,” Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and chief executive of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, said in a statement. “Pasadena is a vibrant and diverse community, and that diversity is essential to the model of medical education we want to establish as we prepare physicians for the practice of medicine in the 21st century.”