Sutter Amador Hospital

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

Expanding Care at Sutter Amador Hospital

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

For patients with cancer, care is now one step closer with continued construction on the new Sutter Amador Hospital Infusion Center.

Sutter Amador Hospital hosts a special reception inside the future facility in the Outpatient wing of Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, Calif.

The hospital gathered donors, foundation members, and members of the project team to celebrate construction of the future home of the hospital’s new Infusion Center that is expected to open in late 2017.

The 2,500-square-foot infusion therapy center will have 10 infusion therapy chairs and will be located in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center at 100 Mission Blvd., adjacent to Sutter Amador Hospital. The suite will offer private, semiprivate and social rooms based directly on feedback SAH received from patients.

“This center will improve the patient and family experience and provide a greater continuum of care for patients,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It allows our patients to access care close to home instead of driving an hour or more for treatment.” Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Hosts Diabetes Information Fair

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 | 0 comments

With nearly 55 percent of Californians diabetic or pre-diabetic, Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of educating and screening the community for diabetes.

 On April 26, the hospital will host a free Diabetes Information Fair for the community that will provide a variety of services including free blood glucose and lipid screenings, education materials, prevention tools, demonstrations, giveaways and more.

 “The Diabetes Information Fair is a wonderful way for members of the community to speak to certified diabetes experts and sources regarding diabetes and diabetes prevention,” said Kim Vagt, SAH director of Ancillary Services. “With so many people in our community impacted by diabetes, it’s important that they can get the latest information on diabetes care and it’s an event that we are happy to host for 19 years.”

The free event will take place at the hospital.

  • Wednesday, April 26
  • 9 a.m. – noon
  • 200 Mission Blvd., Jackson

For more information: please call 877-899-8766

Sutter Amador Hospital CEO recognized among top rural health care leaders

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt as one of the ’60 rural hospital CEOs to know.’

Becker’s, a national publication that provides business and legal news as well as analysis about hospitals and health systems, selected leaders with a desire for excellence.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with others throughout the nation that provide quality health care to rural communities,” said Platt. “At Sutter Amador Hospital, we have the unique opportunity to provide compassionate care to our family, neighbors and friends. Our focus is on expanding services and improving the health of our region.” Read More

American Legion Ambulance and Sutter Amador Hospital partner to support critically ill patients

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 | 0 comments

 Jackson – The American Legion Ambulance Service (ALA) has become the first in California to complete the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program to improve the quality of care for critically ill patients.

Members from the American Legion Ambulance and Sutter Amador Hospital gather in front of the ALA’s new bariatric ambulance.

The critical care transport program teaches paramedics specialized patient care in areas including cardiac and pediatric care to treat critically ill patients that need to be transferred from one facility to another. A critically ill patient needs a higher level of ambulance transport service that previously required a nurse or medical staff member to ride along. With the new certifications, American Legion Ambulance (ALA) paramedics can transport critical patients directly to a care facility without delays.

“This program is important for Amador County because it allows us to provide a higher level of service and reduce wait times to transport patients that need specialized care,” said Michelle Clark, operations manager of the Amador County ALA who spearheaded the initiative to complete training in critical care transport. “It’s very exciting for us because it a real benefit to the community and is a process that we have worked on for many years.”

The critical transport program requires a board certification and 202 hours of educational and clinical training that ALA paramedics Michelle Clark, Larry Petite, Tim Guzman and Dave Barstow completed from the University of Maryland during their free time, on nights and weekends. They received certification from the International Board of Specialty Care and accreditation through the regional Emergency Medical Services- Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency. Read More

Sutter Amador Hospital Welcomes New Surgeon, Dr. Koh

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital is excited to welcome a new surgeon to accommodate surgical needs in our community.

Glenn Koh, M.D., Board-Certified Surgeon                                                                   

Specialties: Laparoscopic, Breast and Colon Cancer, Endoscopy, and Surgical Critical Care

100 Mission Blvd., Jackson, CA, 209-217-8416

Dr. Koh is a board-certified general surgeon with advanced skills in laparoscopic surgery, breast and colon cancer, endoscopy and surgical critical care. He is experienced in rural health and quality patient outcomes.

Dr. Koh graduated from the National University of Singapore School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Singapore National University Hospital and the Easton Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Koh spent a significant portion of his training delivering surgical care in an acute, emergent setting.

​Dr. Koh was an attending surgeon at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg MO where he became familiar with the unique challenges and rewards of a rural surgical practice. He served as president, medical staff and assistant chief of surgery at Kaiser Permanente Modesto. He currently serves as the regional medical director of Surgical Affiliates.

“We have excellent and compassionate primary and specialty physicians in our community, and we are working hard to recruit more,” said Anne Platt, Sutter Amador CEO. “Dr. Koh has been recognized for his compassionate and excellent surgical skills and is a welcome addition to the hospital.”

For a complete list of Sutter Amador affiliated physicians, visit SutterAmador.org. ​

 

Warmly Welcoming Newborns With New Warmers At Sutter Amador Hospital

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 | 0 comments


Sutter Amador Hospital started using new Panda Warmers and wireless monitoring systems in the Family Birth Center thanks to generous community support and the proceeds from the Sutter Amador Foundation’s annual theme ball last fall.

“It was wonderful to see how this new technology impacts our patients in the Family Birth Center,” said Jody Boetzer, Sutter Amador Hospital senior development officer. “We are very grateful for the support of the community and the foundation to purchase and use this new equipment.”

The Panda Warmers provide thermoregulation in a quiet and stress free environment for new moms by eliminating nuisance alarms and providing easily controlled light levels. The state-of-the-art warmer technology bathes the newborn in soothing warmth while keeping moms and caregivers cool and comfortable. They also feature a scale, heart rate and SpO2 monitors.

“Nurses have been trained on the new equipment and new moms are excited to use the new monitors,” said Laura Cooper, RNC, manager of the Family Birth Center. “These warmers offer the best technology for both moms and newborns and help us achieve our mission of patient-friendly care.” Read More