Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Announces Matching Grant Campaign for New 3-D Mammography Equipment
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 about Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Announces Matching Grant Campaign for New 3-D Mammography Equipment
More than $300,000 raised to enhance local surgery services
JACKSON, 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 about Sutter Amador Hospital, Community Exceed 2013 Matching Grant Goal
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 about Sutter Amador Hospital Certified as Kid Qualified for Emergency Care
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 about Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Raises Nearly $50,000 Benefitting the Family Birth Center
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 about Sutter Amador Hospital Gives New Option to Patients with MRI Breast Cancer Screening
Funds help purchase an ultrasound machine for ICU
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 about Auxiliary Donates $13,000 to Sutter Amador Hospital