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Jump in, the water's fine: Labor pools, like this one in the Northwest region, help deploy the right people to the right places to fight COVID-19.
Using a model perfected by building trades unions, KP and Partnership unions create labor pools to deploy the right workers to the right places in the fight against COVID-19.
Where the care is: When members of the Ridgeline Behavioral Health team saw data showing patients were using the emergency room for nonemergency problems, they sprang into action and helped save more than $1 million.
Right Setting, Lower Costs, Better Care
Educating patients about Emergency Department use pays off.
June 16, 2017
Lilian Cates, a labor sponsor (pictured here with Chris Buffington, a customer service representative and member of SEIU Local 105), helped spearhead the issue resolution at the contact center, which created a clear, unbiased way to identify candidates for the chat captain position.
Giving Equal Opportunity to All
How to use issue resolution to ensure fairness.
March 14, 2017
Deashimikia Williams, a member of OPEIU Local 2, is a customer service representative in Maryland.
Dancing the Stress Away
A high-stress department learns to chill.
May 18, 2016
Katie Richardson, MD, master juggler: pediatrician, director of Physician Experience for the Colorado Permanente Group, the mom of an 11-year-old daughter—and expert stressbuster.
First, Heal Thyself
A physician talks about managing stress.
May 13, 2016
Southern California's Biohazards band, extending partnership tools into music-making.
Around the Regions (Winter 2016)
A sampling of teams across KP.
January 4, 2016
Lisa Kane, UBT consultant, harnesses teams' enthusiasm for improving service and quality.
Around the Regions (Fall 2015)
A sampling of what teams across KP are doing in partnership.
October 6, 2015
We're celebrating Kaiser Permanente's rich history, including this ribbon cutting at the South Wing of the Bess Kaiser Hospital in the Northwest region in 1967.
Around the Regions (Summer 2015): KP Expands Nationwide
A snapshot of historical moments from across KP.
July 16, 2015
Deashimikia Williams is a customer service representative, union co-lead and OPEIU Local 2 member at MSCC-Fulton.
'One and Done'—It's the Super UBT
A team crosses regional lines to better serve KP members.
March 24, 2015
RN Christy Borton (left) mobilizes for a safer workforce.
Around the Regions (Spring 2015)
Carol Hammill, a new UPR in Southern California, pictured with her management colleague Ursula Doidic
Around the Regions (Winter 2015)
January 1, 2015
Members of the Labor and Delivery UBT at South Bay Medical Center in Southern California, a high-performing team
Around the Regions (Fall 2014)
What teams across KP are doing in partnership.
October 7, 2014
RN Kathy Stafford, a member of the Oregon Nurses Association
Curiosity Leads to Better Service
A successful practice crosses state lines.
October 3, 2014