Technology at Sutter Amador Is on Par with Major Hospitals in Nation
JACKSON, Calif. – Discovering a hidden tumor in dense breast tissue can be like trying to find a speck of gold buried in the river. But, thanks to community philanthropy efforts, Gold Country women now have access to the latest 3D mammography technology that is capable of discovering previously hidden tumors and decreasing the chances of what are termed “false positives.”
The new, top-of-the-line Hologic Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography unit debuted this week at Sutter Amador Hospital, with about 100 patients getting their annual mammograms with images that are much clearer and more comprehensive. It is the first 3D mammography unit in the greater area, giving Sutter Amador mammography technology that’s on par with major hospitals and radiological centers in the nation.
“This new 3D mammography unit is a super-high-tech machine that provides a much more detailed scan, particularly in dense breast tissue,” said Sutter Amador Radiologist Phil Granchi, M.D. “Like a spy satellite that can find something hiding in the jungle, this new technology creates high-definition images in different positions to discover hidden breast cancer.” Read More about New 3D Mammography a Clear Choice for Finding, ID’ing Tumors
Jackson – Sutter Amador Hospital provided tours of its facility to 10 UC Davis School of Medicine first-year medical students during orientation on Friday, July 24, for the school’s Rural-PRIME program.
The students also toured Sutter Plymouth Health Center, visiting with Dan Fields, M.D., and Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Regional Manager Colleen Riordan, R.N. Anne Platt, CEO, Sutter Amador Hospital, led the tour of Sutter Amador Hospital. Other presentations were provided by Sutter Medical Group Internist Robert Hartmann, M.D., Sutter Medical Foundation, and Maureen Funk from the Amador County Council of Tourism.
Rural-PRIME (Programs in Medical Education), an innovative UC Davis School of Medicine program, is designed to increase access to health care in rural areas of California. The program produces physician leaders who are trained in and committed to helping California’s medically underserved communities. Read More about Sutter Amador Hospital Partners to Train Potential Rural Physicians
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