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June 28th, 2019

With “Thrive City,” Kaiser puts branding before behavioral health care

This article was published in Medium on June 27, 2019 By Sal Rosselli As our state’s largest nonprofit HMO, Kaiser Permanente is tax-exempt, and has a duty to reinvest its enormous income into caring for its nearly 9 million patients in California. But last week, Kaiser executives proved beyond a doubt that they put branding […]


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June 26th, 2019

News of the Month – June 2019

Kaiser Permamente unveiled plans for a new national headquarters to be constructed in downtown Oakland. The 1.7 million-square-foot office tower is expected to be 28 or 29 stories tall and cost $900 million by the time it is completed in 2023. Workers at online retailer Wayfair staged a walkout from Boston headquarters on June 26 […]


June 26th, 2019

Attorney General holding hearings on St. Joseph-Adventist Health West proposed partnership

Just three years after merging with Providence Health & Services, St. Joseph Health wants to cut another deal — this time, with anti-union Adventist Health West. The deal would move control of the hospitals even farther away from the workers and the people they serve. Workers are concerned because there has not been a complete […]


June 25th, 2019

NUHW Members Confront Fountain Valley CEO

NUHW members at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center are gearing up to bargain their new contract. Over the last several weeks, members have been completing the bargaining survey, learning about the bargaining process, and meeting to identify their share priorities and concerns. Perhaps management is getting nervous — on May 29, FVRMC CEO Ken McFarland […]


June 23rd, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser Permanente patients and caregivers outraged over secret $295 million Thrive City naming rights deal

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente caregivers and patients as well as community leaders were stunned to read a report in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that the nonprofit HMO is paying the Golden State Warriors up to $295,580,000 to brand the neighborhood outside the team’s new arena “Thrive City.” Kaiser announced the naming rights deal last […]