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 […]
On the last day of our statewide mental health strike, we braved the rain in the Bay Area and celebrated our achievements on picket lines across the state. Our picket at Oakland Medical Center was epic — we had a vocal and robust crowd of more than 400 NUHW members, CNA members, Kaiser optical workers, […]
The National Union of Healthcare Workers held a mental health forum in Oakland to discuss Kaiser Permanente’s delays and denials of mental health care. Patients and their families shared their experiences of struggling to obtain care and the sometimes tragic outcomes that have resulted from Kaiser’s inadequate care; clinicians discussed the difficulties and frustrations of […]
Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane and the Brown family of Santa Rosa share their stories with striking NUHW-represented Kaiser mental health clinicians in San Francisco. Zane and the Browns lost loved ones to suicide after Kaiser Permanente Thrive denied them the mental health care they desperately needed.
You can’t wait a month and a half for mental healthcare. That’s what Kaiser Permanente Thrive does to its patients — it prevents them from seeing their therapists in their hour of need. What good is the diagnosis, if you can’t receive the treatment? Kaiser is failing to live up to its obligations as a […]