May 31, 2023
Providers | Tea Leaves
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a new survey of nursing professionals, in which 80 percent of respondents said they have seen or experienced racism from patients, and 60 percent from colleagues. The survey found that fewer than 1 in 4 nurses reported the incidents. In interviews with pollsters, nurses said they felt human resources employees, administrators, and even their union leaders would do little to help, and more than half of those who did report what happened said their relationships with supervisors and fellow nurses suffered as a result. (Article here)
  • Kaiser Permanente will invest $10 million in a Colorado safety-net hospital, the latest example of large health systems partnering with smaller organizations struggling to manage rising expenses. The Oakland, California-based integrated health system will give a $5 million grant to Denver Health and another $5 million in matching funds if area organizations or other health systems financially support the safety-net hospital. Large health systems benefit from viable safety-net hospitals, which can provide low-acuity care closer to residents’ homes and free up bigger systems’ capacity for tertiary and quaternary care. (Article here)