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
SACRAMENTO – All six Sutter hospitals in the greater Sacramento area were recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A scores were awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents and infections.
The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013), Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“Earning ‘A’s’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that Sutter hospitals have exhibited excellence in our national database of patient safety measures,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I’d like to congratulate for your achievements and encourage you to continue to put a priority on the safety of your patients.”
The hospitals in the Sacramento Sierra Region, which all received A grades, are:
- Sutter Amador Hospital
- Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
- Sutter Davis Hospital
- Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, which includes Sutter General Hospital, Sutter Memorial Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry
- Sutter Roseville Medical Center
- Sutter Solano Medical Center Read More about Sutter Hospitals Earn Straight-A’s for Patient Safety
JACKSON, Calif. – Melody Montgomery, MBA, R.N., the director of surgery at Sutter Amador Hospital, recently received the Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management award by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
As one of AORN’s most prestigious honors, this award recognized Montgomery for her significant contributions to improving patient care throughout the perioperative setting and her many leadership accomplishments. Read More about Sutter Amador Hospital Surgery Director Receives National Honor