Medical support

We’re proud to offer our medical expertise to support the athletes of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, with medical staff volunteering throughout the event. Our role as Official Health Partner underscores Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to inclusion — and to giving everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive.

Kaiser Permanente sideline care at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Sideline care is top-notch at the USA Games

Physicians and medical volunteers were well-prepared and poised to provide on-the-spot care for well over 3,000 athletes participating in this year’s 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Kaiser Permanente, the Official Health Partner of the Games, coordinated the effort. More than 1,500 volunteers from across the state provided services and support…

Kaiser Permanente provides total health care to Special Olympics Southern California as Official Health Partner

PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Southern California has signed a 3-year agreement as the “Official Health Partner” for Special Olympics Southern California. In yesterday’s contract signing, the 2 entities acknowledged their shared vision and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and total health for individuals and communities. “There are many reasons why this…

A Kaiser Permanente physician checks the blood pressure of a Special Olympic athlete during a Fit 5 event.

Special Olympics athletes get free health exams

When more than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes arrive in Seattle to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games this summer, they’ll receive free health exams and medical care from about 1,500 medical volunteers — including 456 representatives from Kaiser Permanente. As the Official Health Partner for the Games, Kaiser…

Volunteers needed to care for the Special Olympics athletes

Are you a professional or student with a background in health, dentistry, or medicine? You can help lend a helping hand to the 3,000 athletes coming to Seattle in July. Hear our Dr. Block talk about the need for medical volunteers for the Healthy Athletes program. Register here.

Jessie Fudge, MD - Kaiser Permanente sports medicine physician and chief medical officer for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Meet Jessie Fudge, MD, chief medical officer for the USA Games

Sports medicine physician Jessie Fudge, MD, of the Washington Permanente Medical Group, serves as the chief medical officer for the Games. Hear her speak about her role during a Special Olympics golf championship in Redmond, Wash.