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Nursing Assistant Clinical Director Alainie Lounsbury, RN (standing), checks in with (left to right) Dan Alexandroni, Donielle Tresvant and Hong-le Ton-Nu, all RNs who are represented by UNAC/UHCP, one of the unions in the Alliance of Health Care Unions.
How managers can use their mobile device to identify, track and escalate issues surfaced during rounding conversations.
Who will care for the caregiver? Using human-centered design concepts, patients, their family members, frontline workers and KP leaders are finding ways to ensure patients are safe at home and caregivers get the support they need.
Caring for the Caregivers
Easing the burden that falls to patients’ family, friends.
October 11, 2017
Unit-based teams are one of the key innovations of the Labor Management Partnership, creating a platform for consistently involving frontline workers in problem solving. Shown here, members of the South Sacramento Medical Center Emergency Department clerical UBT, which launched a project to use portable laptops to capture patient signatures at intake and discharge, saving nearly $90,000 in 2016.
Labor Management Partnership Celebrates 20th Year
California governor congratulates LMP on its success.
September 29, 2017
I'm a believer: Emile Pinera, MD, was skeptical about UBTs at first. After seeing how partnership led to results for his patients, he's sold.
Partnership: Just What the Doctor Ordered
How one Georgia doctor became an LMP advocate.
September 5, 2017
Into the future: A digital fluency pilot program launched recently, one of many accomplishments of the LMP national programs.
The Road Taken
20 years of national program results.
Communication, Commitment, Consensus
UBT co-leads bond thanks to partnership basics.
Let's talk: UBT co-leads Antronette Moore-Mohead and Joanna Harris model great relationship skills.
'No Big Me, little you'
Mutual respect sustains these co-leads over the long term.
Now hear this: Leaders and members of this UBT benefit from each other’s complementary workplace experiences. Pictured (left to right) are Lynn Reese, Au.D., a UFCW Local 400 member; Roger Wallace, clinician; and Caroline Masikonde, clinical operations manager.
Listening Is Key for Audiology Co-Leads
How to value each other’s different skills and background.
Laughing out loud: Co-leads Terri Imbach, James R. O’Brien, MD, and Christina English, LPN, use fun to shake things up for their Mt. Scott Medical Office unit-based team.
A Dose of Fun
Co-leads use laughter to help their team—and themselves.
"I look at (partnership) as a marriage," says Denice L. Washington, an OPEIU Local 29 business representative who is the labor co-lead to the Northern California LMP Steering Committee. "You have to work at a marriage every day. Don’t take it for granted....There are hard conversations that have to happen, and you’ve got to have the ability to trust your partner and be open and receptive to ideas."Visit the Humans of Partnership page for more 20th anniversary reflections.
Past, Present and Future
Voices from the front lines, on LMP's 20th anniversary.
The View From the High Road
A message from the LMP tri-chairs on our 20-year journey.
Ironworkers at Niacet Chemical Company, Niagara Falls, New York, 1928; Cliff Keene second from left. 1929 union card, International Association of Bridge, Ornamental, and Structural Ironworkers. Images courtesy Steve Gilford, from the personal collection of Clifford Keene.
Labor History: Physician, Kaiser Permanente President, Ironworker
A profile of KP's first president and CEO.
September 1, 2017
Empowering health care workers, managers and physicians to come together in teams and improve performance has been the crown jewel of the Labor Management Partnership.
Partnership Beats the Odds
Why 20 years of partnership is something to celebrate.
August 18, 2017