Sutter Amador Hospital

News and information about Sutter Amador Hospital located in Jackson, CA.

Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Announces Matching Grant Campaign for New 3-D Mammography Equipment

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Lincoln Russin, M.D., and Mel Welsh partner together on Mel's health.Breast Cancer Survivor Stresses Importance of Annual Mammograms

JACKSON, Calif. – Mel Welsh knows firsthand how critical regular screening is in detecting and treating breast cancer successfully. The 60-year-old Pine Grove resident finished treatment for breast cancer last fall after an annual mammogram revealed abnormal results.

“I feel very grateful that we caught the cancer early. If I hadn’t gotten my mammogram every year, it could have been a very different outcome,” says Welsh, a registered nurse with the Sutter Care Coordination Program.

Welsh is enthusiastic about Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation’s $300,000 fundraising campaign to acquire new mammography equipment that will significantly improve diagnostic care for patients in the community. The equipment’s 3-D technology will improve image quality, enabling doctors to identify cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. In addition, the new technology will reduce patients’ radiation exposure by as much as 30 percent. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital, Community Exceed 2013 Matching Grant Goal

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 | 0 comments

More than $300,000 raised to enhance local surgery services

American Legion donates $10,000 to Sutter AmadorJACKSON, Calif.  – Thanks to generous community support, the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation raised more than $168,000 toward the 2013 Matching Grant exceeding their goal of $150,000. Community members’ investments were doubled thanks to Sutter Health’s matching grant program – bringing the grand total to $318,000. This valuable funding will improve access and strengthen surgical care in Amador County with proceeds designated for orthopedic and general surgical equipment. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Certified as Kid Qualified for Emergency Care

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Pictured left to right: Back Row - ED Physician Kurt Popke, M.D., VEP Vice President of Quality Rob Wyman, M.D., ED Physician Drew Hood, M.D., ED Physician Ron Hood, M.D., ED Physician Brad Chew, M.D., ED Physician Shawn Brady, M.D. Front Row – CEO Anne Platt, ED Director Nancy Leland, VEP Director of Pediatrics Ronald Dieckmann, M.D., ED Medical Director Paul Beatty, M.D. Jackson, Calif. - Sutter Amador Hospital  has been rated as “Kid-Qualified” by Valley Emergency Physicians (VEP), the physician group practice that provides emergency services at Sutter Amador Hospital and 35 hospitals in California and across the country. The hospital’s Emergency Department treats approximately 3,000 children each year. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Raises Nearly $50,000 Benefitting the Family Birth Center

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 | 0 comments

Sutter Amador Hospital Surgery Staff and TSPN TV won for their costumes representing NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar landing.Jackson, Calif.  – The Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation raised approximately $48,000 during their second annual Theme Ball, which took place on Oct. 19, 2013, at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Proceeds from the event will help purchase valuable equipment for the hospital’s Family Birth Center, including a fetal heart monitor. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Gives New Option to Patients with MRI Breast Cancer Screening

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Patients can receive care closer to home

JACKSON, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital will expand its health and wellness services available to women with the debut of breast magnetic resonance imaging, or breast MRI, made possible through generous donations from community members and groups.

“This service opens more doors for our patients and gives them access to a powerful diagnostic screening technology previously unavailable in Amador County,” said Judy Vermason, diagnostic imaging operations manager at Sutter Amador Hospital. “Keeping care local within our community is a great convenience to our patients.” Read More

Auxiliary Donates $13,000 to Sutter Amador Hospital

Posted by on May 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Funds help purchase an ultrasound machine for ICU

Auxiliary President Cathy Smith presents a check to Hospital CEO Anne Platt.

JACKSON, Calif. – The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $13,000 to Sutter Amador Hospital for the purchase of an ultrasound machine in the intensive care unit.

“Having an ultrasound machine dedicated to the ICU will enable specially trained nurses to place central lines, which will free up physicians and provide additional support for patients who are either critically ill or in need of IV nutrition,” said ICU Manager Kim Diaz, R.N., CCRN. “This was a much-needed gift, and we appreciate it!”

The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary supports Sutter Amador Hospital’s mission by providing assistance throughout the hospital to staff, patients and families. Auxiliary members worked more than 18,000 hours in a variety of areas including the gift shop, thrift shop, concierge cart and information desk during their last fiscal year. Read More