JACKSON, Calif. – An Amador County philanthropic organization, the Spinty Foundation, is donating $450,000 toward the building of a $1.2 million infusion therapy center in Jackson, a needed community service that will allow cancer patients to receive care near their homes, it was announced Wednesday evening.
With this major gift and $24,000 in other donations, Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation has already raised the majority of funds needed from the community in 2015 in order to receive a matching grant from Sutter Health to construct the new infusion therapy center.
“Most cancer patients in Amador County need to travel an hour and sometimes more to receive infusion services, such as chemotherapy,” said Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt. “We are very happy that the Spinty Foundation made such a generous gift so that, when completed, all cancer patients in Amador County and beyond will have access to excellent infusion services right here in their own community.” Read More about $450,000 Gift Paves Way for Cancer Infusion Therapy Center at Sutter Amador
Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) will offer occupational and hand therapy services at 815 Court Street, Suite 5, in Jackson beginning Jan. 5, 2015.
This program offers personalized therapy using the latest equipment and most effective treatment approaches. Susan Wright, occupational therapist, works with patients to identify specific rehabilitation goals that help them to return to their daily activities. Read More about Sutter Medical Foundation Opens Occupational and Hand Therapy Program in Jackson
JACKSON – Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in cooperation with Sutter Medical Group, received a grant to purchase topical fluoride that will be offered to infants and children from the onset of their tooth on or after their six-month birthday.
The fluoride varnish, which strengthens the enamel on the teeth, is a coating that can be painted on the teeth to prevent tooth decay. The varnish tastes good and doesn’t take long to apply. It is especially important for children in Amador County to receive this varnish due to the lack of any fluoride in the county’s drinking water. Read More about Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office Launches Fluoride Varnish Program
“Parents as caregivers should stay in tune to how a child is feeling and be aware of any behavior that is unusual for them. Many flu symptoms are similar, but knowing the differences between the seasonal flu and H1N1 can help everyone best care for a child,” said Sutter Amador Pediatrics’ Amy Appleton, M.D., a pediatrician with Sutter Medical Foundation. “The flu shot provides good coverage and if you do get the vaccination and end up with the flu, in most cases it will be far milder than getting the flu, which is miserable. We have the means to provide protection.” Read More about Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Vaccines for Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Viruses
Routine physicals allow pediatricians to assess your child’s growth and development, which includes checking height and weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a complete physical exam. Pediatricians will also assess for other physical, emotional or social health concerns and perform any indicated or recommended laboratory testing. Read More about SMF Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Physicals Before School Starts
Donation funds in-home communicator equipment for medical emergency response
Jackson, Calif. – For 33 years, Amador Lifeline has helped seniors and others with disabilities, chronic illnesses, in rehabilitation or on hospice live independently in their homes by offering medical emergency response at the touch of a button. The not-for-profit program recently received a $2,800 investment from Sutter Amador Hospital to fund the upgrade of communicator equipment that is used in clients’ homes. Read More about Sutter Amador Hospital Supports Amador Lifeline