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CSU Stanislaus and Kaiser Permanente Address Rising Need for Central Valley Health Professionals
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July 12, 2011
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Kaiser Permanente’s School of Allied Health Sciences to offer phlebotomy, radiography and sonography programs starting this year at CSU Stanislaus Stockton Center at University Park

California State University (CSU) Stanislaus and the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences (KPSAHS) have initiated a unique program that will offer courses in phlebotomy, radiography and sonography starting this year at the CSU Stanislaus Stockton Center at University Park. Demand is high regionally and statewide for allied health services, and is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.
 
“The collaboration between CSU Stanislaus and the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences significantly improves access to health care education for Central Valley students and addresses critical workforce shortages facing Stockton and surrounding cities,” said CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani.
 
Kaiser Permanente’s School of Allied Health Sciences (KPSAHS), which is located in Richmond, Calif., will operate the branch classes for these courses in Stockton. “We have seen a significant increase in the number of students who come from the Central Valley to our Richmond campus,” said Connie Wilson, vice president of Human Resources for The Permanente Medical Group, which operates the school. “By expanding our class offerings to the Central Valley, we will increase access for local students and ultimately help increase the number of allied health professionals in the area.”
 
The phlebotomy classes will begin July 25 at the CSU Stanislaus Stockton Center campus; radiography and sonography programs will start later this year. The campus is located at University Park in the heart of Stockton’s historic Magnolia district. The physical address is 612 East Magnolia Street, Stockton, CA 95202.
 
CSU Stanislaus and Grupe Commercial have renovated classrooms. “At a time when state education funds are limited, we are proud to be a part of an innovative team that will help meet the growing need for health-care professionals in the Central Valley,” said Grupe Commercial President Kevin Huber.
 
Information sessions are being hosted each month at the Stockton Center branch campus for people who are interested in learning more about these allied health professions.  For more details about the classes, sessions and the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences, please visit www.kpsahs.org.
 
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to www.kp.org/newscenter.   For more information about the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences, please visit www.kpsahs.org.
 
About CSU Stanislaus
CSU Stanislaus began instruction at the Stockton Center in 1998. Nine undergraduate programs, three master’s degree programs, and four credential programs are currently offered, in addition to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a comprehensive Executive MBA program. In the future, CSU Stanislaus plans to expand its Stockton Center degree programs in the health sciences to include an accelerated second Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in allied health.  For additional information about California State University, Stanislaus, please visit www.csustan.edu.
 
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