Innovation begins with an idea.
Here at the Garfield Innovation Center, we help bring those ideas to life to create better experiences for our members, clinicians, and employees.
Kaiser Permanente teams apply their field experience to explore new care solutions through hands-on simulations, quick prototyping, and technology testing. Successful initiatives evolve into pilot programs in Kaiser Permanente medical centers, clinics, offices across the nation – and sometimes even around the world. As the largest health care innovation center in the country, we inspire the people of Kaiser Permanente to imagine the future of health care and give them tools to create it. We’re proud to be part of innovations that save lives, time, and resources.
Everyone knows the saying about a picture being worth a thousand words. Well, our interactive virtual tour is practically an encyclopedia of all things Garfield Innovation Center. Not only can you navigate to view all the diverse areas under our roof, you can hear from our experts on the functions and goals for each of our areas and meet actual project teams.
Space is limited, reservations are necessary.
Garfield Innovation Center appreciates your interest in testing products or equipment in our non-clinical simulated environment; however, we do not deal with vendors directly. Please see below for contact information.
Pharmaceutical products are not tested at the Garfield Innovation Center.
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in Our DNA
The Garfield Center is named after Kaiser Permanente’s founding physician, Dr. Sidney Garfield. He was a passionate innovator of hospital design, care delivery, and the power of computers in health care.
Dr. Garfield pioneered a game changing health care delivery model that kept people well, in addition to providing care when ill. He envisioned a system that encouraged members to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which ultimately became the roots of Kaiser Permanente’s “Thrive” motto.
Dr. Garfield’s curiosity and drive to improve systems are reflected in the mission, projects, and future-minded vision of our Center today.