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Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school will be in Pasadena
Los Angeles Times

Kaiser Permanente has selected Pasadena as the home of its new medical school, the healthcare giant announced Thursday.

Kaiser first announced plans in December to open a medical school but had not yet selected a site. In a statement, the Oakland-based HMO giant said it chose central Pasadena because the site is close to major freeways, public transportation options and affordable housing.

Kaiser also said the school is within several miles of other Kaiser facilities where students will be trained. “Pasadena is a vibrant and diverse community,” Kaiser Chairman and Chief Executive Bernard Tyson said in a statement.