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Thousands of Kaiser Permanente health care workers threaten to strike

Oct 13, 2021
The union representing nurses and other health care staff say thousands more Kaiser employees could vote this week to authorize a strike.
Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at a drive-thru testing facility in San Francisco, California on March 12, 2020. Thousands of Kaiser Permanente nurses and health care workers are ready to strike over pay and working conditions.
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Why California hospitals are out of ICU beds

Dec 31, 2020
California has a lower than average number of hospital beds by design, but COVID-19 is challenging the system.
A patient lies on a stretcher in the hallway of the overloaded emergency room at a hospital in Southern California on Dec. 23.
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In Oakland and elsewhere, health care is investing in affordable housing

Mar 12, 2019
Kensington Gardens' experience is indicative of a developing trend.
Ameria Lipscomb at her Kensington Gardens apartment.
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Kaiser Permanente's CEO on how the mission of health care is changing

Nov 7, 2018
"You're going to continue to see the health care industry evolve," Bernard Tyson says.
“The thing that fascinates me still about hospitals is that you have the whole continuum of life going on inside of the four walls of a hospital,” says Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente CEO.
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