SPOTLIGHT: Kaiser posts Q3 results

The Kasier Foundation Health Plan and the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals reported an operating margin for the third quarter of 2.5 percent. That's down quite a bit from last year when Kaiser's margin was 6.5 percent. The non-profit healthcare system reported its membership is up 151,000 for the year to date, giving it a current membership base of 8.4 million. Chairman and CEO George Halverson said the company's financial success will allow it to complete ongoing hospital construction projects, continue seismic retrofitting upgrades and fund its ambitious KP Healthconnect information technology initiative. Release