Thursday, October 18, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: The 5 Senses

The 5 Senses
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital recognized among "Best Places to Work" by Modern Healthcare

JACKSON, CA– Sutter Amador Hospital has been named by Modern Healthcare as a ‘Best Place to Work.’ The hospital ranked number 7 among healthcare provider/insurer by Modern Healthcare’s 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The hospital was also recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2016.

“I am grateful to our entire hospital community– employees, physicians and volunteers –who are dedicated to delivering quality patient care to our region,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It is an honor to be recognized among the best places to work in the country.”

Sutter Amador Hospital and Sutter Davis Hospital were the only two facilities in Northern California among this year’s recipients with more than 400 organizations that applied nationwide.

Modern Healthcare ­is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work survey is conducted with an extensive employee survey.

“Our award winners can be proud of the role they played in elevating the standard for workplace excellence. They have the judgment, drive and resilience to solve healthcare’s most significant challenges through our most important resource: people. They are pushing the envelope and creating a more engaged and productive workforce, all while tackling the ever-present challenges of cost, safety, quality and access,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare.

Last month, Sutter Amador Hospital was also recognized by NRC Health as a top-performing hospital and health system that exhibits exceptional commitment to understanding the patients’ care journey.

NRC Health has helped healthcare organizations illuminate and improve the moments that matter most to patients, residents, physicians, nurses and staff. Today, NRC Health is honored to recognize top-performing hospitals and health systems that have exhibited an exceptional commitment to understanding each individual’s complete care journey.

“The Excellence Award recognizes elite organizations that have received the highest ratings in overall satisfaction by patients and their families,” said Platt.  “As a community-focused hospital, we understand that we are caring for our friends and neighbors, we always aim to do that with compassionate and quality care.”

"Each year our partners inspire us with their commitment to service,” says Helen Hardy, Senior Vice President of Client Service at NRC Health. “The individuals at these organizations show a genuine understanding for their patients, which is revealed in their extraordinary, compassionate care. It is always a special pleasure for us to honor and recognize these efforts with the Excellence Award. We congratulate Sutter Amador Hospital for embodying human understanding and demonstrating a commitment to patient-centered care.”

About Modern Healthcare 
Modern Healthcare is the most trusted business news and information brand in the healthcare industry. Combining the power of a print publication, 24-7 digital news products, robust research and event platforms, Modern Healthcare empowers healthcare leaders and influencers to make timely and informed business decisions.

About NRC Health
For 37 years, NRC Health (NASDAQ: NRC) has been committed to achieving human understanding and bringing healthcare organizations closer to their customers than ever before by illuminating and improving the key moments that define an experience and build trust. Guided by their uniquely empathic heritage, proprietary methods, skilled associates, and holistic approach, NRC Health helps its customers design experiences that exceed expectations, inspire loyalty, and improve well-being among patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff.

For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to, or visit

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: The Benefits of Sleep for Adults

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The Benefits of Sleep for Adults
Obtaining sufficient restful sleep is an essential requirement for optimal human productivity. Such a practice is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, regular vigorous exercise, and a positive mental attitude. How much sleep one needs varies from person to person. Importantly, failure to obtain sufficient restful sleep will negatively impact every aspect of one's physiological and cognitive capabilities and functioning.1, 2 Sleep itself and the process of sleep have been celebrated throughout the centuries by the world's greatest poets. In "To Sleep", John Keats described the "soft embalmer of the still midnight". "How to ...
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital to provide free flu shots - Oct 27 & Dec 2

JACKSON, CA – Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of protecting members of the community from the flu and will host two free community flu clinics at the hospital.

“Getting a flu shot each year is an easy way to potentially avoid getting the flu and spreading it to your family,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “We are happy to partner to provide two free flu clinics this fall and encourage everyone to attend to help protect the most vulnerable in our community.”

Cases of influenza can show up as early as October, with the flu season lasting through April. No matter your age, gender or zip code, you are at risk of getting the flu. Getting an annual flu shot is the first and most important step in preventing its spread. Sutter Amador Hospital recommends that everyone in the community, who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated.

The flu is a serious virus that can cause severe illness. Flu symptoms are similar to the common cold: fatigue, developing a cough and normal daily activities cannot be completed. When it comes to the flu, everyone is at risk, even very healthy people.

“After a very widespread and serious flu season last year, we have seen firsthand the impact the flu can have on our community,” said Melody Montgomery, chief nurse executive at Sutter Amador Hospital. “It can lead to missed workdays, visits to the doctor, urgent care and emergency room, more antibiotic use, and flu-related complications and hospitalization. We hope people will take advantage of these free flu clinics and stay healthy this flu season.”

Flu Clinic Details:
Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sutter Amador Hospital
Outpatient Services Center
100 Mission Blvd., Jackson

Attendees are asked to help support those in need in our community by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank.

PLEASE NOTE: Flu immunizations will not be available at Amador County schools to this is a wonderful opportunity to have your children immunized at no cost to you. The flu shots are available to anyone over the age of 3. For children under the age of three, please contact your primary care provider to obtain a vaccination.

These community clinics are possible thanks to the partnership with Amador County Public Health, Sutter Medical Foundation, Amador County Unified School District and Sutter Amador Hospital.

For more information about the free community flu clinic, please call 209-223-7500 or visit

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Resilient Amador Community Gathering: Let's Start the Conversation - Tues Oct 9

Resilient Amador Community Gathering: Let's Start the Conversation
Tuesday, October 9
5:00 - 7:00 pm
975 Broadway, Jackson
Trauma affects us all - mentally, physically, personally, and also as a community. It's time to come together and build on the strengths of this small but mighty county to address the challenges that we still face. Working together we can create a trauma-informed community through education, prevention, support, and advocacy. Join us for a community meal, and a very important conversation about how together we can heal trauma and build resilience in Amador County. Dinner and free child care provided. Please RSVP to reserve your spot, at 257-1092 or

FRED Talk Series: Community Mental Health Services in Amador County - Fri Oct 5

FRED Talk Series: Foothill Region Educational Discussions
Community Mental Health Services in Amador County
Friday, October 5
5:30 - 7:30 pm
975 Broadway, Jackson
"FRED" Talks are our very own Foothill Region Educational Discussions centered on the emotional well-being of our families - the foundation of our communities. These monthly talks will feature local experts in a variety of topics: maternal wellness, substance use, generational trauma, veteran families, Tribal TANF, car seat safety, tobacco education, and health & nutrition. October's discussion will focus on Community Mental Health Services in Amador County. These talks will emphasize early childhood mental health and protective factors to strengthen families. Discussions are designed to be brief so you can "dinner and learn," once a month. Light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at 257-1092.