Kaiser Permanente Physician to be Honored by National Kidney Foundation.LANCASTER, Calif. -- The National Kidney Foundation Not to be confused with American Kidney Fund.
The National Kidney Foundation, Inc. (NKF) is a major voluntary health organization in the United States. Its mission is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and of Southern California will be honoring Kaiser Permanente physician Phillip J. Tuso, MD, FACP FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
1. Fellow of the American College of Physicians
2. Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists at its 29th Annual Gift of Life Tribute Celebration Dinner on Sunday, May 18th at the Century Plaza Hotel The Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles is a landmark 19-story luxury hotel forming a sweeping crescent design fronting the spectacular fountains on Avenue of the Stars adjacent to the twin Century Plaza Towers. in Los Angeles.
Dr. Tuso will be honored with the "Spirit of Nephrology nephrology
Branch of medicine dealing with kidney function and diseases. An understanding of kidney physiology is important not only in treating kidney disease but in knowing the effect of drugs, diet, and hypertension on kidney disease, and vice versa. Award" for his hard work and dedication to the Foundation to Improve Renal Nutrition (FIRN firn
Granular, partially consolidated snow that has passed through one summer melt season but is not yet glacial ice. Also called old snow. ), which he founded to help patients with kidney disease live longer and healthier lives through proper nutrition and education.
Dr. Tuso has developed a program through FIRN to provide protein supplements to malnourished mal·nour·ished
Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet. patients with kidney disease who are otherwise unable to afford nutritional supplements. Over the past three years, many of Dr. Tuso's patients have benefited from this program. When the program started, the dialysis unit where Dr. Tuso cares for his patients was in the lower 5th percentile in national nutritional outcomes and over 60 percent of his patients were suffering from protein malnutrition. By the end of 2007, his dialysis unit was in the top 25th percentile for national nutritional outcomes and less than 30 percent of his patients were suffering from protein malnutrition.
Dr. Tuso has been practicing with Kaiser Permanente since 1993 and is currently a Regional Consultant for Kaiser Permanente's Southern California Population Care Management Program, Coordinating Chair of Kaiser Permanente's Southern California Regional Nephrology Committee, Medical Director of the Fresenius Medical Care Fresenius Medical Care is a German company specializing in the production of medical supplies, primarily to facilitate or aid renal dialysis. It is 37%-owned by the health care company Fresenius SE. Dialysis Unit of the Antelope Valley, and Chair of the Quality Management Program of Lancaster Community Hospital This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. . Dr. Tuso has authored three e-books on kidney disease and health, which are available without charge through FIRN's Website (firnav.org).
The star-studded Gift of Life dinner will also honor Samuel L. Jackson “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. For the senator from Indiana, see Samuel D. Jackson.
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor. and, his wife, LaTanya Richardson with the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California's third annual "Humanitarian Award" for their dedication to the prevention of kidney disease in the African-American community.
Funds raised from this event support direct patient services for camp programs, specifically designed for children and teens suffering with kidney disease; the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP), which screens those individuals at high-risk for kidney disease due to either high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of kidney disease; patient education and referral services; and medical research.
Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's leading integrated health plans. Founded in 1945, it is a nonprofit, group practice prepayment program with Southern California headquarters in Pasadena, California. Kaiser Permanente serves the health care needs of 3.3 million members in Southern California. Today it encompasses the nonprofit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the for-profit Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Kaiser Permanente's Southern California Region includes more than 55,800 technical, administrative and clerical employees and caregivers, and more than 6,400 physicians representing all specialties. More information about Kaiser Permanente can be found at www.kaiserpermanente.org.