JACKSON, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in partnership with First 5 Amador and Amador County Public Health, was recognized with the 2016 California State Association of Counties Challenge Award.
Challenge Awards recognize the innovation and best practices in county government as they find effective, cost-saving ways to provide program and services to their citizens.
The program, Improving Oral Health for Amador’s Children, provided funding for approximately 10 years for oral health education, screenings and fluoride varnish treatment for children in preschools, playgroups and childcare centers. In an effort to reach more children, free screenings and fluoride varnish treatments were provided by volunteer dental hygienists to approximately 100 children at annual children’s fairs as well as in a medical setting such as the Amador Pediatrics office, which launched a pilot in December 2014. Read More about SMF Amador Pediatrics Office Recognized with CSAC Challenge Award
Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital hosted its 10th annual World Breastfeeding Celebration luncheon in the Outpatient Services Center on August 4. More than 90 mothers who attended the Breastfeeding Success group in the last year were invited.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year, August 1-7, in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the globe. The 2016 theme is Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.
“Breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well-beingA from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share,” said Jane Snyder, R.N., Family Birth Center, SAH. “Breastfeeding provides nutrition, food security and, thus, poverty reduction. Breastfeeding also increases the survival, health and well-being of people everywhere.” Read More about Sutter Amador Hospital Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week
Sutter Amador Joins Sutter Davis and Sutter Center for Psychiatry on Annual Modern Healthcare List
SACRAMENTO — Sutter Amador Hospital joined Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry to be named by Modern Healthcare as three of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016. They are the only hospitals in Northern California to receive the award, which honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.
This is the eighth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital was honored in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work survey, and it is the fifth consecutive year for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, which is the only psychiatric facility to be so honored in the nation. It is Sutter Amador’s first time on the list.
A total of 100 health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The three Sutter affiliates are the only ones honored in the greater Sacramento region. Read More about Three Sutter Health Hospitals Chosen as Best Places to Work
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