The nonprofit will be testing a new drug developed by Pfizer and BioNTech that produced a strong immune response in early trials.
Seven pharmacy employees at the Kaiser Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Kaiser Permanente confirmed the seven employees’ illness today and closed the pharmacy -- the same day The Oregonian/OregonLive inquired about the novel coronavirus breakout.
Oregon hospitals are preparing for a potential influx of patients infected with coronavirus, though they’ve released scant details but at least one hospital has started to isolate rooms for patients.
Union reps and executives with Kaiser Permanente restart negotiations Monday, in hope of avoiding a massive nationwide strike next month.
Monday and Tuesday are the only two bargaining days scheduled between workers and Kaiser Permanente.
The Drug Enforcement Agency searched a Kaiser Permanente pharmacy in North Portland on Tuesday as part of an investigation that originated out of the agency's office in Los Angeles, California.
A coalition of unions representing 80,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon, five other states and Washington D.C., announced on Monday it will go on strike Oct. 14.
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It has been a banner decade for Kaiser Permanente.
One of the country's largest vertically integrated health care systems, Kaiser has endured turbulent years for many health providers in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act and more recent attempts to repeal the law.
A majority of 4,500 employees at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics in Oregon and Southwest Washington have voted to go on strike.
Health workers holding picket signs rallied in Vancouver, Washington, Tuesday evening as contract negotiations between nonprofit health care provider Kaiser Permanente and a coalition of unions remained stalled.