2. The Watson
Laboratories, Inc. at 311 Bonnie Circle,
Corona, CA 92880 - where Dr. Lawrence (this is not yet confirmed as
and Kaiser both refuse to answer our requests for verification) appears
to be on staff as "Vice President, Business Development" - produces the
following medications according to the back of the PDR:
hydrochloride, acetaminophen and codeine, acyclovir, alprazolam,
amoxapine, baclofen, butalbital-ASA-caffeine-codeine, captopril,
chlordiazepoxide, chlorzoxazone, clomiphen, clomipramine, clonazepam,
cyclobenzaprine - get the idea? Kaiser's pharmacy budget for
300 pharmacies is about $1.5 billion per year as I recall.
call for a Stark II investigation.
3. Also, I
received Kaiser's form 990 today:
Dr. Lawrence's salary of $1,075,532 in 1995, and $1,250,000 in 1996,
as of last year $2,186,384; so he is doubling every 5 years which is
a 18% increase per year if my math is right. This is not bad
Kaiser hit the skids in 1997 with the rest of managed care.
4. The Kaiser
Board is listed: James A Vohs (Chairman
Emeritus), David M. Lawrence (Director & Chairman) [two
and 14 more "Directors" - L Dale Crandall, David R Andrews, Thomas W.
Chapman, Henry M. Kaiser, Chang-Lin Tien, Barbara D. Blum, Dorthy H
Mary E Reres, EdD, Robert L Ridgley, William H. Foege, MD, Daniel P
Dean O Morton, Edward E. Penhoet, and Barry L. Williams.
and Willams get no money for this - I wonder why; I suppose its is a
view over the lake.] [Note - Henry Mead Kaiser is the grandon
Henry J, the former married in Wisconsin in 1967; so much for the
Family Foundation being independent.]
5. "Officers and Key
Employees" - David M. Lawrence, MD
(Chief Executive Officer) [title number three]; L. Dale Crandall
[note - also on the board]; William A. Gillespie, MD (Executive Vice
Richard R. Petrtingill (Executive Vice President), and all of these
vice presidents" - Lynn E. Abraham, Robert M. Crane, Joseph W. Hummel,
Kendall D. Hunter, Leslie A. Marolin, Kirk E. Miller, Timothy E.
Bernard J. Tyson, Hermann W. Weil, and Steven R. Ztakin. Finally, there
is Bruce Behnke who only gets paid $380,595 a year.
amounts reported .. do not include ... travel,
transportation, lodging, meals, business meetings, conferences, and
7. Kaiser is
associated with "Caretouch, Inc. (LLC),"
"Kaivest I, LLC" and others. [As I recall, Dr. Lawrence is
Anyone can get a free
copy of all this by requesting "Form
990 - Tax Year 2000" from Mr. Donald A. Ruhl, CPA, National Tax
Kaiser Permanente, One Kiaser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 - a very
Chuck Phillips, MD
of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend, Elects Dr. David Lawrence as
New Director and Adds New Provision to Executive Severance Policy
physician-CEO of Kaiser Permanente, once
in the late 1990s on how ironic it was that 25 years earlier health
organizations (HMO) had been portrayed as a “communist
now they had become a “capitalist conspiracy.”
of Raffles (A Kaiser Investment) Stock - August 2002
Information regarding David M.
Lawrence and Kaiser Permanente investment in Raffles Medical Group in
the National Press Club/Attempting to deflect the focus on patient
to that of patient error
The health care
serious safety problems and must take steps to improve the system
modeled after the airline industry's accident reduction programs from
1950 to 1990, David Lawrence, M.D., Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation
Health Plan, Inc., warned in a July 14 NPC luncheon. During this period
commercial aviation fatalities went from 1.18 to 0.27 instances per one
million departures--an 80 percent reduction. Describing today's
medicine as a "fragmented cottage industry designed for another time
and another science," Dr. Lawrence appealed for media help in bringing
the issue of patient safety to the forefront of the national dialog on
health care. "I hope you will move beyond the temptations of horror
stories to help consumers better understand problems of patient safety,
why they happen and how improvements occur. I hope you will report our
progress and encourage the leaders who are doing the right things."
Luncheon and Keynote Address:
"Advice to Healthcare and Biomedical Innovators: Why to Stay the Course"
Tuesday - June 29, 1999
12:45pm - 2:30pm
M. Lawrence, MD, was named Chief
Executive Officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser
Foundation Hospitals in 1991 and Chairman of the Board in 1992. The
Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation
Hospitals is co-partner with 12 Permanente Medical Groups in the
enterprise known as Kaiser Permanente.
to assuming his current role,
Dr. Lawrence served KFHP/KFH as vice chairman and chief operating
officer (1990-91); senior vice president and regional manager for
Northern California (1988-89); vice president and regional manager in
Colorado (1985-88). He also was vice president and area medical
director for Northwest Perrnanente m Portland (1981-85). Dr. Lawrence
also served as health officer and director of Human Services in
Multnomah County, Oregon; on the faculty of Department of Health
Services and Director of MEDEX m the School of Public Health and
Community Medicine, University of Washington; as advisor to the
Ministry of Health of Chile; and as Peace Corps Physician in the
Dominican Republic and Washington, D.C.
Lawrence is a graduate of Amherst
College (BA), the University of Kentucky (MD), and the University of
Washington (MPH). He is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine
Johns Hopkins and University of Washington). He is a member of Alpha
Omega Alpha (Medical Honorary Society) and the Institute of Medicine
(National Academy of Sciences). He currently serves on the Boards of
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Hewlett Packard, the Bay Area
Council, Raffles Medical Group of Singapore, The Rockefeller
Foundation, and the Hospital Research and Educational Trust (AHA).
Lawrence has been recognized as
the Outstanding Alumnus of the School of Public Health and Community
Medicine, University of Washington (1980); and The Outstanding Alumnus
of the College of Medicine, University of Kentucky (1995). He was
inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni of the University of
Kentucky (1995); and has received honorary degrees from Amherst College
(Doctor of Science, 1994), and Colgate University (Doctor of Letters,
years old, Kaiser Perrnanente
is the largest fully integrated private health care system in the
United States, providing care to 8.6 million members in 16 states and
Washington, D.C., and representing the leading national model for
integrated health care financing and care delivery. Kaiser Foundation
Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals is the largest not-for-profit health
care organization in the United States.