Kaiser Permanente Corporate Health Promotion Team

We Are Corporate Health Promotion Experts

Kaiser Permanente CliniciansKaiser Permanente Corporate Health Promotion began as a segment of the Marketing Department.  Our marketing professionals found that many of our clients were in need of preventative health screenings for their employees.  As a result, we began to employ health educators who could go out to worksites and provide such screenings.  As the demand for these services grew, so did our department.  Eventually, our services were so expansive, that we were re-located to the Health Promotion department where we could continue to grow and receive additional guidance from the Health Education experts that Kaiser Permanente employs.   This guidance and knowledge allows us to offer cutting edge, specialized wellness programs to our clients.

What began as a staff of 2, is now more than 30 dedicated Health Educators varied in our expertise.  We are Diabetes Educators, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses, Certified Exercise and Behavioral Specialists, Childbirth Educators, Yoga & Fitness Instructors, Natural Chefs, and more… The result is a team that can help customize the individual needs of your organization and develop programs that will best fit your unique organizational culture.  Today, we work with over 200 clients and provide a broad range of services, up to full comprehensive wellness programs.

Meet our Physician Partners

Diane Dailey, MD, Kaiser Permanente 2012Diane Dailey, MD

Internal Medicine

I provide general medical care for adults. I enjoy the long term relationships I have formed with my patients and getting to know their families. I have a special passion for women’s health and serve as the women’s health liaison for the Sacramento area. Women’s health needs are different and include much more than reproductive issues. In addition to my clinical work, I have an administrative role within Kaiser. I work on many wellness issues mainly focusing on women’s health and often speak to employer groups and community groups on health related topics.

Kaiser Permanente, Renee Nelson, MDRenee-Alys Nelson, MD

Family Medicine

I am a firm believer in taking care of mind, body and soul with regular exercise, appropriate diet, proper rest, and plenty of fun. That combination (or at least the diet and exercise part) is probably the hardest medicine to swallow in our everyday hectic lives; but I find once we achieve it, we are much healthier and happier. I have found it to be successful in my own life – over the past few years, I have become more physically active, changed my diet, and lost some weight, and I have found that I feel better both physically and mentally because of it. I value preventive medicine because preventing a medical problem is much easier than trying to cure or manage it after the fact. I also feel that helping you understand your own health issues empowers you to deal with those issues in the best way possible.

Ernie Bodai, MD - creator of the breast cancer stampErnie Bodai, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ernie Bodai, M.D. was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1951. He and his family lived in a bomb shelter for nearly a year, before they managed to escape during the Hungarian Revolution in 1957. Following immigration to the United States, Dr. Bodai received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his M.D. degree from the University of California, Davis in 1977, where he currently serves as Clinical Professor of Surgery. Dr. Bodai served as Chief of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento for 15 years and today directs the Breast Health Center at the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento, which has been recognized, nationally as a “Center of Excellence”. He has authored over 250 medical articles and has published 5 books, 4 of which focus on cancer. He holds a number of medical device patents, is a member of numerous prestigious surgical societies and is the recipient of many national awards. He serves as a board member or medical director of several companies.After treating thousands of patients with breast cancer he became frustrated at the pace of funding for research. In a remarkable one-man lobbying effort he was able to convince Congress and the U.S. Postal Service to issue the Breast Cancer Research Stamp – the first ever stamp in U.S. history that sells at more than face value (55 cents) with the surplus amount donated directly to breast cancer research. Over 950 million stamps have been sold raising nearly $73 million for crucial research.He is currently introducing the first ever “global stamp” raising awareness and funding to conquer the disease worldwide. To date over 70 countries have begun work on this important project. Belize, Croatia, El Salvador, Grenada, Hungary, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Micronesia, Serbia and The Gambia have already issued the stamp. Together we will find a cure in the near future – that is his hope. In July 2010, Dr. Bodai was nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal.

John Chuck, MDJohn Chuck, MD

Family Medicine

While attending Lowell High School in San Francisco, I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine where I could best combine my abilities in science with my desire to work with people.  After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in nutritional sciences, I attended the UCLA School of Medicine where I was able to experience a wide variety of clinical training opportunities and live in what I believe to be one of the great cities of the world.  While at UCLA, my interest in comprehensive and continuous care led me to believe that I should pursue a career in family practice. I was attracted to the residency program at U.C. Davis because of their long standing commitment to training primary care physicians. Based on my Christian faith, my goals in life as a physician and as a human being are to love God and love people.In addition to seeing patients three days a week, I have two administrative roles in the North Sacramento Valley. As Chief of Health Promotion & Information Technology Innovation, I work on such projects as physician home pages, our medical center website, web based patient educations videos, and podcasts and give presentations on preventive care, wellness, and the treatment of disease.  As Chief of Physician Health & Wellness, I oversee a variety of programs that help our 1000 physicians strike a sustainable balance between rewarding professional lives and meaningful personal lives.