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Colorectal Cancer is the most common cancer among both men and women, but also one of the most treatable. It is also 90% curable when detected early. In light of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, KP West LA will host a Gastroenterology Screening Day on March 28 in our courtyard. See this flyer for details.
It's Not Too Late to Late to Get Screened
If you've registered on kp.org, visit your customized online Personalized Action Plan—a tool that provides recommendations to help you take control of your health as well as request a FIT Kit if you don't have one. Please visit kp.org/action-plan to see what you can do today.
Rosemary Wilson has long been known for her work as director of KP West LA's Volunteer Services department, but her involvement in the community stretches far past the walls of the medical center.
We are pleased to announce that Rosemary has been honored as KP West LA's newest Cultivate Community Star, for her exemplary dedication to serving in her community and throughout the world. Read more about Rosemary here.
One year ago, the team at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Monica Medical Offices made a commitment to adopting an ambitious set of green practices. And now this commitment has been recognized. KP’s Santa Monica Medical Offices were designated a Santa Monica Certified Green Business in January.
The first step was to create a “Green Team” dedicated to this effort. Members included, Joanna Bialy, Keren Shvarz and Elene Hamilton. They focused on areas of energy efficiency, waste reduction, sustainable procurement and employee training.
“We engaged and trained the staff around recycling and reuse of items, added more recycling bins, found ways to reduce and reuse paper, adjusted water flow in our sinks, found ecofriendly cleaning products, replaced disposable lunchroom items with reusable items, and much more,” says Joanna Bialy, department administrator of the Santa Monica Medical Offices.
Some of the Green Team’s accomplishments in achieving Santa Monica’s Green Business Certification include:
- Setting computer settings to turn off after a period of inactivity
- Conservation of resources by adding Green Seal-and-Ecologo-certified cleaning supplies to their purchasing policy
- Training of employees on reduce, reuse and recycling business practices
- Purchase of office/copy paper that is either100% post-consumer content recycled or certified by the Forest Stewardship Council with at least 30% post-consumer content recycled
- Elimination of individual, single-use bottles of water for employees and guests
- Making two-sided printing and copying a standard practice office-wide
- Switching from individual condiment packets to bulk size containers
The adoption of these practices allows Kaiser Permanente to achieve the below savings on an annual basis:
- 665 lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions
- 1115 Kwh of Energy
- 1968 gallons of Water
Awards & Recognition for West Los Angeles
Prevention is about staying healthy, and preventing or delaying disease. Wellness is living your best life. Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles is here to help you stay healthy and live your best life. There are many things you can do to take an active role in your prevention plan to stay healthy and thrive through all stages of life.