Health care providers and communities across the country continue to battle COVID-19. One hospital system enjoys healthy profit margins: Kaiser Permanente (KP). As the largest health care employer in California and one of the biggest in the country, KP provides care for millions of patients. Even during a pandemic when other hospitals struggled to make ends meet, Kaiser was able to turn down COVID relief money because it was so financially strong. KP’s fiscal vigor should be wonderful news for the patients who rely on KP for care.
However, rather than using its tremendous resources to address chronic short staffing and delayed access to necessary care, KP is choosing to invest in redesigning care delivery in ways that may exacerbate problems with patient access to care.
KP is a successful employer that can and should invest in its greatest asset: registered nurses and health care professionals committed to providing the best care and service to our communities.
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