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July 26th, 2019

Op Ed: Kaiser executives need to change their priorities

By Alicia Cruz Sometimes it seems that Kaiser Permanente is throwing money at everything but mental health care. In recent weeks we’ve learned that Kaiser is building a $900 million headquarters in Oakland and paying the Golden State Warriors nearly $300 for a sponsorship deal that includes naming rights to “Thrive City,” the sports and […]

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July 18th, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians take patient care struggle to LA Metro trains

LOS ANGELES — The National Union of Healthcare Workers began running advertisements this week on LA Metro trains calling attention to long waits Kaiser Permanente patients must endure for mental health therapy appointments. The HMO is under state-ordered outside monitoring of its mental health services after three consecutive state surveys found that it failed to […]

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July 16th, 2019

Press Release: Mental health therapists launch digital ad campaign, pressuring Kaiser Permanente to provide timely mental health care

Mental health therapists launch digital ad campaign, pressuring Kaiser Permanente to provide timely mental health care One week after rejecting inadequate contract proposals from Kaiser Permanente that failed to address the desperate struggle patients face in accessing mental health care, Kaiser caregivers are rolling out a digital advertising campaign calling on Californians to demand Kaiser […]

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 […]

June 21st, 2019

Kaiser chooses gleaming new office tower over mental health care

By Clement Papazian and Miranda Buxton This op-ed was originally published on Medium. As Kaiser Permanente caregivers, we have ideas about how Kaiser can better serve our patients — and a $900 million new office tower certainly is not on our list. News reports about the planned 29-story building dwelled on its size and future tax […]