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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.
Carol Hammill, a new UPR in Southern California, pictured with her management colleague Ursula Doidic
Around the Regions (Winter 2015)
A sampling of what teams across KP are doing in partnership.
January 1, 2015
RNs Jessica Heffern, Leanne Vitacco, Brittni Demers and Lucas Pepin (not pictured) led the drive for needle safety.
Making the Point About Needle Safety
Nurses lead on needlestick prevention.
October 17, 2014
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
Members of the Perioperative team at Ontario Medical Center say performance improvement keeps them sharp.
How to Climb the Path to High Performance
Achieving and sustaining high marks.
September 8, 2014
Standardizing tasks—such as passing sharp instruments in the operating room—is creating a safer workplace at West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Safety on a Silver Platter
Standard practice is the best practice.
August 19, 2014
Driver Alfredo Alvarez rigs up the mobile health vehicle in Bakersfield. He'll drive it 40 miles to Tehachapi and spend the rest of the day checking in patients.
Driver as Receptionist? Why Not?
Workers and managers reshape responsibilities.
August 12, 2014
Leroy Alaman, operations manager for the EVS department at the Los Angeles Medical Center, demonstrates battery recharging.
Polish Your Skills, Save the Planet
EVS workers advance their careers, make KP greener.
July 16, 2014
Mobile health vans help serve members where they need it.
Around the Regions (Summer 2014)
The goings-on across KP.
July 11, 2014
Summits have helped unit-based teams in San Diego, such as this one, improve their performance.
Summits Supercharge Performance Improvement Efforts
A UBT summit can boost team performance.
July 7, 2014
A patient gets a blood pressure test.
Reducing Health Disparities With Outreach
Clinic helps close a care gap between races.
May 6, 2014
Gerard Corros, RN and UNAC/UHCP member, compared emerging technologies to a sports car: "It’s like having a Ferrari all of a sudden. You can drive really fast, but you need speed limits."
The Human Touch
Keeping it real amid new technology.
April 2, 2014
The Panorama City pharmacy UBT in Southern California encourages patients to use mail-order service, one way to keep KP affordable.
Around the Regions (Spring 2014)
A quick tour of what's going on.