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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.
Wendy Watson manages stress through vigorous exercise.
How Managers Manage Stress
Tips for and by frontline leaders.
May 13, 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.
Solving problems together as a team, such as this one in Georgia, can help keep stress and burnout at bay.
From the Desk of Henrietta: Relieve Stress With ‘Yes, and’
Beat burnout through partnership.
The Woodland Hills Intensive Care Unit has built a speak up culture with interdisciplinary rounds on patients. As a result, the team has high morale, low turnover—and its patients suffer fewer hospital-acquired infections.
The Three Cs to Success
Consistency, communication, collaboration bring better care.
April 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
Joan Thayer, a lead cardiology nurse and member of UFCW Local 400, gets a group hug from colleagues at a recent UBT fair.
I'm in a UBT?
Reminding people they're part of a team.
October 6, 2015
Juan Piantino, MD, shares ideas with Debbie Newcomb, an electro-neurodiagnostic technologist and UFCW Local 555 member.
Partnership Attitude Brings State-of-Art Test to Members
How speaking up helped young patient to life-changing care.
August 11, 2015
KP workers attend a 40th anniversary Voters' Rights March during 2005 National Agreement bargaining in Atlanta.
It Took Courage
The first leader of the Coalition of KP Unions looks back.
July 16, 2015
Workers and our organization thrive when everyone is free to speak.
Free to Speak
Kaiser Permanente's CEO honors labor's role in KP history.
A 1943 shift change at the Richmond shipyards.
This Plan Was Made for You and Me
A whirlwind tour through 70 years of KP and union history.
Huddling regularly, as this team at the Berkeley Regional Lab in Northern California does, can help foster a culture of safety.
Creating Patient Safety by Making Sure It’s Safe to Speak Up
To give great care, workers must be free to speak.
March 3, 2015
By listening actively and clearly communicating their respective interests, union and management negotiators are blazing a trail for a new way of bargaining.
What's the Deal With Bargaining?
Interest-based bargaining is hard work, and worth it.
January 2, 2015