In order to see whether your region is meeting the goals of the Total Health Incentive Plan, it’s important to measure progress throughout the year. Click here to see the SoCal progress report.
Our first regional status report will arrive this week. Please see here for a pdf of the information our Southern California dashboard will show.
This is the first dashboards of the 2014 plan year. The Total Health Incentive Plan has three parts, with a maximum bonus opportunity of $500 for the 2014 plan year. Progress will be measured and payments made based on regional performance, meaning that all eligible employees will receive the incentives if the targets below are met.
1) Gate One: 75 percent of eligible employees in a region must take the Total Health Assessment (www.kp.org/hwf) between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014. If a region meets this gate, a bonus of … Read more
UNAC/UHCP Vice President Denise Duncan, RN, released the following statement after the veto of a bill allowing refusal of service to gays in Arizona:
“We celebrate the veto of the discriminatory Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay customers. That a conservative governor in a right-to-work (for less) state would veto the bill shows the widespread public support for equal rights regardless of sexual orientation. We urge Arizona residents to continue to stand up for fair treatment for all.”… Read more
As a result of our recent nominations and election process, the following officer positions have been filled.
Recently Elected Officers
Representative Coordinator – Diana Hansen, RN
Recently Named Officers
The following officers were the sole nominees to their positions and ran unopposed
Clinic President – Debbie Gordon, NP
Vice President – Elizabeth “Liz” Hawkins, RN
Secretary – Edwina Fisher, RN
Treasurer – Leti Garcia, RN
Hospital President – Hortencia Arriaga, RN
Parliamentarian – Machelle Bailey, RN… Read more
Nurses at Inland Valley and Rancho Springs have won a huge victory for our rights:
- To speak up together for our patients
- To act collectively for our own protection
- To form a union if we choose
In a settlement with UNAC/UHCP, management has agreed to:
- Comply with the terms of the notice at right
- Post the notice in our breakrooms and other conspicuous places for 60 days
- Remove discipline which the NLRB charged was unlawful from a nurse’s personnel file
This settles the charges brought by the National Labor Relations Board against Inland Valley and Rancho Springs Medical Centers for interrogation, threats, discrimination, surveillance and creating false hopes of fixing problems in our hospitals, leading up to our original union election dates in January.
Download a leaflet with more information to share with co-workers. … Read more
Now is the time we must all stand together. Join UNAC/UHCP on Black Friday as we stand with Walmart workers and call for an end to retaliation against those who bravely speak out and push for a real, living wage. We will stand with workers at the Walmart in Crenshaw at 11:30 am.
UNAC/UHCP has set up an online fundraising page to allow our members to donate to this critical effort. UNAC/UHCP will match all donations given on the page, up to $20,000.
Officer Candidate Biographies
Diana Hansen, RN
For KRHCPA Representative Coordinator
I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 45 years. I know that really makes me sound old, but I’ve only been a mother for 16 years so I hope that makes me really sound young. My 3 children came to me “special delivery” through public adoption when I was in my late forties and they have been the most powerful inspiration for me and what I have been doing these past years.
I was born in Brooklyn and raised in Massachusetts and Florida. I graduated from community college in Florida with an Associate Degree and I attended University of Florida in their Communications program.
I’ve always loved being a nurse. I started in Recovery Room, then worked as Passenger service Agent /Nurse for a Railroad. I’ve specialized in ICU, Cardiac Catheterization Labs, and O.R. and P.A.C.U. for 35 years. I’ve … Read more
Kaiser provided the following answers to employee frequently asked questions.
1. Why is Kaiser Permanente mandating masks for those not vaccinated?
This mandate is not from Kaiser Permanente. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has mandated that all health care workers in the county who have not had a flu vaccination wear a mask in order to protect themselves, patients, visitors, and co-workers. The use of a mask if you are not vaccinated is a not a choice – it is required.
2. What facilities does the mandate apply to?
This new requirement affects our hospitals and medical office buildings in the service areas of Baldwin Park, Downey, Los Angeles, Panorama City, South Bay, West Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, and the Indian Hill medical office building. All employees (paid or unpaid), contract workers, students, volunteers, and physicians at these facilities who have not received a flu vaccination … Read more
This holiday season, UNAC/UHCP is spearheading an effort to give back to our local communities. Both the San Dimas and San Diego UNAC/UHCP state offices will be designated collection zones for a holiday toy and food drive on specific days, listed below.
San Dimas Office: November 2 (10 am-noon)
November 13 (10 am-5 pm)
November 16 (10:30 am-3:30 pm)
November 21 (10 am-5 pm)
December 5 (10 am-5 pm)
December 10 (10 am-5 pm)
San Diego Office: November 14 (5 pm-7 pm)
November 18 (10 am-5 pm)
December 12 (5-7 pm)
December 19 (10 am-5 pm)
For members who would like to contribute, your toy donations will go to the House of Ruth. Food donations will go to the San Diego Food Bank in San Diego or the Second Harvest Food Bank, servicing Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in San Dimas.
The UNAC/UHCP Holiday Toy and … Read more