Companies to Watch: Kaiser Permanente

Industry: Health Care/Insurance

Headquarters: Oakland, Calif.

CEO: George Halvorson

Kaiser Permanente is comprised of a group of companies including a non-profit umbrella company, various regional health plans, several hospitals, and a host of independent medical groups. These independently-owned and -operated medical groups oversee the in-network health care coverage for the majority of Kaiser's patients.

The companies that make up Kaiser Permanent currently have over 160,000 total employees, of which about 8 percent are doctors. Major markets for the Kaiser companies include Northern and Southern California, as well as Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Ohio, the Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia) as well as parts of the Northwest.

Companies within the Kaiser Permanente family are currently hiring social workers, nurse managers, nurses, doctors and Web user-experience designers.

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