HONOLULU — Hawaii Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, a new union representing approximately 975 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists, has joined the Alliance of Health Care Unions. The alliance comprises 22 Local Unions, including UNITE HERE; the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, or ILWU; HNHP; and others, representing more than 50,000 Kaiser Permanente employees nationally.
The Alliance of Health Care Unions is part of Kaiser Permanente’s Labor Management Partnership, the largest and longest lasting such partnership in the country. Established in 1997, the LMP is designed as an operational strategy to help workers deliver high-quality care and service, involve unions and front-line workers in care delivery decisions, make Kaiser Permanente the employer of choice and keep Kaiser Permanente’s model of care affordable for members.
“We’re grateful to have such talented and passionate nurses and health care professionals on our team, who put our patients at the center of everything they do and provide high-quality care to our members,” said Kristie Chorny, director of employee and labor relations at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “We look forward to continued collaboration with the alliance as part of our Labor Management Partnership, which has helped us work more effectively with our local unions to ensure the best interests of our employees and members are represented.”
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in Hawaii in 1958, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.