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Week of May 23, 2011

Leading the way
It’s no secret that South Sacramento is changing the culture to maintain an injury-free workplace, and now the entire region is taking notice. Find out how South Sacramento is passing on its winning strategies to other service areas.


Wellness from home
Wellness University, our comprehensive employee wellness program, has a great new website that you can access from your home computer or from virtually anywhere with your laptop. Live well and be well by signing up for classes, nutrition tips and more at today.


RN cares for extended family
In the Nephrology Department, patients and staff alike call Jennifer Parks, RN, “Kaiser Mom.” Read about Parks’ efforts to make sure every person she encounters feels as if they are members of her own family. A member nominated Parks for Making a Difference in April. See who else was nominated for the month. Thanks to all who are making members and patients feel welcome, and providing exceptional care.

  Safety Fair this week | May 25 and 26
Our annual Safety Fair returns this Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 26, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Dan B. Moore Gym.  Join EH&S by attending Safetyville, a fun-filled alternative to completing your annual mandatory safety training.

KPLA 2011 Sponsorship Program | Applications due May 31
KP Latino Association scholarships are for students who demonstrate – through their activities in school, in the community, or in the face of unusual circumstances – that they have the potential to be Latino Health Care Leaders of the future. For more information, contact Antonio Wont at 707-645-2341 or [email protected].  Download the application to apply.

Women’s Fitness Festival and THRIVE Night | Sunday, June 5
Kaiser Permanente will return as a presenting sponsor of the Nike Women’s Fitness Festival, a 5K walk/run event for women. Volunteers are needed to staff this exciting event in our KP Thrive Pavilion, which will feature booths with women’s health information and screenings. Find out more. Fleet Feet Sacramento is also hosting a special exclusive event for KP employees and their family members. THRIVE Night will feature appetizers and wine, discounts on merchandise, a photo booth, and more. RSVP today.

Employee Forums | June 7 and 8
Our forums return this summer on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 a.m. in Elk Grove, conference rooms 1 and 2; and Wednesday, June 8, at 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. in South Sacramento, South Tower Lobby. Mark your calendars!

David Lawrence Community Service Award Nominations | Through June 17
Nominations for the David Lawrence Community Service Award are now being accepted until June 17. This award recognizes individuals and groups across KP regions who stand out when it comes to improving the health of our communities through community service activities and initiatives. To nominate, click here.

KP in the News
Check out this heartwarming Sacramento Bee volunteer spotlight on our own Mark Drabkin, MD, Ophthalmology, South Sacramento, who recently spent four days in Vietnam, where he performed 30 eye surgeries as a volunteer with Surgical Eye Expeditions International, or SEE.

Check out this week’s Basement Bistro menu.

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