Kaiser Permanente Accused Of Understaffing Mental Healthcare Services

Modern Healthcare (12/5, Rubenfire, Subscription Publication) reports that Kaiser Permanente has been accused by members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) “of understaffing its mental-health services.” Now, NUHW is threatening to strike because of that. For its part, “Kaiser has responded that patients with urgent needs can be seen immediately, and it accuses the union in turn of sullying the system’s reputation for its own organizing purposes.” Last month, “NUHW members, who represent about 2,500 of Kaiser’s mental-health workers in California, voted…to strike if the system doesn’t make improvements.”

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— “Kaiser mental-health staffing under fire again,” Adam Rubenfire, , December 4, 2014.

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