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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.
Beyond wages and benefits: A national bargaining team of union and management representatives proposed ways to improve KP operations, service and partnership.
Bargaining Team Takes On Operations, Service
Suggests ways to enhance operations and partnership.
May 14, 2015
Kathy Gerwig, vice president of employee safety, health and wellness (left) and Meg Niemi, president of SEIU Local 49, co-led the Total Health and Workplace Safety bargaining subgroup.
The Value of a Healthy, Happy Workforce
National bargaining team enhances workplace health/safety.
April 30, 2015
The 2015 National Agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions was the the largest private sector contract negotiated in 2015.
National Bargaining in the News
Union and management representatives make news with kickoff.
April 27, 2015
Nurse Eula Maddox attends a patient at Southwood Medical Center.
Virtual UBT Fair: Spreading a Safety Success
Patients with abnormal test results get the care they need.
April 20, 2015
Members of the Work of the Future subgroup at the March kickoff for 2015 National Bargaining in Southern California.
Shaping the Workplace of Tomorrow
Bargaining team plans for the changes coming to health care.
April 16, 2015
Gerard Corros, RN, and his UNAC/UHCP colleagues check out the Imagining Care Anywhere exhibit.
Decoding the Future
Jobs are changing. Be prepared.
March 25, 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
Is delivering a baby in Portland that different from delivering one in Denver? Probably not. That's why frontline teams can and should learn successful practices from each other.
From the Desk of Henrietta: Proudly Found Elsewhere
Let's get over our egos and take good ideas from others.
RN Christy Borton (left) mobilizes for a safer workforce.
Around the Regions (Spring 2015)
A sampling of what teams across KP are doing in partnership.
"Why reinvent the wheel?" asks Marianne Henson, RN, the clinical operations manager at Falls Church, Virginia. "We already knew what worked."
Boost Your Borrowing
Someone else's idea can be good for a quick win.
Don't Be Shy
A team spreads a proven practice and helps save lives.
The endoscopy team at KP's Falls Church facility has reduced appointment no-shows—which helps improve access—by borrowing a successful tactic from other teams: making phone calls to remind members of their upcoming appointments.
Making the most of a good idea.