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    November 29, 2017

    A newsletter from Kaiser Permanente South Bay Public Affairs
    Blacktop Resurfacing Dedication at Sakamoto Elementary School
    On November 15, Kaiser Permanente, the Sharks Foundation and the Good Tidings Foundation dedicated their newest San Jose Sharks street hockey blacktop at Sakamoto Elementary School in the Oak Grove Unified School District.  
    The ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural street hockey game was emceed by Sharks TV Play-by-Play Broadcasters, Randy Hahn and Dan Rusanowsky. Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon, and mascot SJ Sharkie, also joined in the fun.
    To learn more about the Sharks Foundation's Legacy Projects, visit HERE 

    A Day in the Life of Recovery Exhibit Visits Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Permanente and Momentum for Mental Health have partnered to bring a unique, traveling exhibit to the KP Santa Clara and KP San Jose hospital campuses. The exhibit tells the real life stories of people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness or a substance use disorder. 

    A Day in the Life of Recovery aims to bring mental illness and substance abuse out of the shadows in a hopeful and impactful way. The stories from these Recovery Champions tell how they have gone through tough times and emerged on the other side, stronger than ever. 

    The exhibit was unveiled on November 10th at the KP Santa Clara campus and will remain for approximately 4 weeks before traveling to KP San Jose where it will be displayed through December. Kaiser Permanente Leadership and community leaders including, David Mineta, President and CEO of Momentum for Mental Health and Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-District 17), spoke before a crowd of 75 people to spark conversations around these important topics.

    To learn more about this fascinating exhibit, visit Momentum for Mental Health 
    Express Check-In Is Now Available at San Jose and Gilroy!
    As of Tuesday, November 7, Express Check-In is now available at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center and Gilroy Medical Offices. You can check in for many appointments wherever you are - right from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

    Check-in will be available at:
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Dermatology and MOHS Surgery
    • Most Medicine Sub-Specialties
    • Neuromuscular Service Line
    • Pain Management
    • Primary Care
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Surgery Sub-Specialties
    After scanning in or entering your personal information at the Express Check-in station, you're all set. Take a seat in your doctor's reception area and we'll come get you. 
    For more information, visit the Kaiser Permanente San Jose website.
    Kaiser Permanente Ranks 5th Most Charitable Corporate Entity in Silicon Valley
    Each year, the Silicon Valley Business Journal (SVBJ) surveys regional companies based on their cash contributions to charitable organizations in Silicon Valley. The top 50 agencies are ranked on their philanthropic impact and showcased in the SVBJ's Giving Guide.

    Moving up two spots on the list in 2017, Kaiser Permanente Northern California ranked fifth this year. Contributing $6.3 million to local charitable organizations and $2.5 billion to charities worldwide, we are featured along side some of the Silicon Valley giants including Alphabet Inc./Google (1), The Sobrato Organization (2), Cisco Systems (3), Intel (4), Applied Materials (6), Oracle (7), and the San Jose Sharks/Sharks Foundation (18).

    To learn more about the Silicon Valley Business Journal, visit SVBJ
    Let's Redefine the Sweet Life
    You can make changes to control or even prevent type 2 diabetes altogether. Either way, balanced nutrition and regular exercise are the keys to living a sweet life.
    Quit while you're ahead
    Smokers are 30-40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers.* Ready to quit? Get help breaking the habit at kp.org/quitsmoking

    Watch for sneaky sugars
    Hidden sugar in savory staples like pasta sauce and salad dressing add up fast - and won't satisfy a sweet tooth! Compare labels to pick low-sugar options.
    Make more moves
    Mix up your fitness routine. Cardio and strength training can help control type 2 diabetes, but the great benefit comes from a workout schedule that includes both.

    Want more sweet ideas? Visit kp.org/diabetes and pinterest.com/kpthrive

    *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    This newsletter is created by Kaiser Permanente South Bay Public Affairs representing the Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Clara Medical Centers.
    For more information, please contact us.
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    Kaiser Permanente San Jose
    Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara
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