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Letter from the CEO

Kern Health Systems and Kern Family Health Care celebrate a long-standing commitment in providing high-quality health care coverage to families throughout Kern County. Kern Health Systems takes great pride in being a locally based health plan that serves the needs of our community. Being local means that our employees live and work in the same neighborhoods as many of our members. In addition, by being local we are allowed the opportunity to get to know those providers who care for our members. Because our employees and providers share the same community as our members, together we achieve the highest standards in health care services.

Through the decades, our commitment to our community has not changed: our members and their access to quality health care services remains our primary focus, we value our network of providers and will continue to build upon our collaborative efforts, and to our community partners we continue to prove ourselves as allies who embrace the value of partnership and common goals. In support of this commitment we continue to provide the growth and diversity of meaningful programs, incentives and enhanced benefits for our members, along with innovation and investment to aid in the efforts of our network of providers and community partners.

Kern Health Systems will continue to uphold our mission of being dedicated to improving the health status of our members through an integrated managed health care delivery system, and sustaining a partnership that gives value to our providers. Please look through our website and discover all of the information that is available to better serve our members, providers and community! And I personally invite our members and providers to take advantage of our technology platforms developed specifically for you by logging in to our Member and Provider portals.

Douglas A. Hayward
Chief Executive Officer