Community service

Recipients Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

One person has led efforts to increase vaccinations against COVID-19.

Another created a non-profit organization that trains and mentors community health workers in Guatemala.

Yet another built and donated offices to young people who needed organized spaces for virtual learning during the pandemic.

The winners of our 2021 David Lawrence Community Service Award – 12 individuals and one team – are dedicated to improving the health of their communities, both locally and abroad.

Since 2003, we have presented this award to recognize the outstanding community service efforts of our employees and physicians.

“Each year, I am inspired and amazed by the time and resources our employees and physicians devote to improving their communities,” said Bechara Choucair, MD, senior vice president and chief health officer at Kaiser Permanente. “It is part of our mission at Kaiser Permanente to improve the health of the communities we serve, and these remarkable individuals certainly personify that mission, even in the face of the continued challenges of the global pandemic.

The award is named in honor of David M. Lawrence, MD, former president and CEO of Kaiser Permanente and longtime advocate for better health. Kaiser Permanente is making a charitable contribution of $10,000 in each winner’s name to the nonprofit organization of their choice.

Meet the winners of the 2021 David Lawrence Community Service Award.