Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sutter Amador named with three Sutter Health hospitals chosen as "Best Places to Work" by Modern Healthcare

Sutter Amador Joins Sutter Davis, Sutter Center for Psychiatry on Annual 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.
Based on submissions sent in from hundreds of health care organizations across the country, Modern Healthcare examined dozens of workplace issues, from leadership and planning to pay and benefits. A crucial element to the evaluation process was surveys that were sent out to randomly selected employees. These surveys helped Modern Healthcare hear directly from staff about how they feel engaged and empowered in their jobs.
“Sutter Amador Hospital, Sutter Center for Psychiatry and Sutter Davis Hospital are reflective of the excellent, engaged work environments our staffs have created throughout Northern California,” said Valley Area President James Conforti of Sutter Health. “It takes great vision, commitment and compassion to build a collaborative work culture that keeps patients at the center of everything we do.”
Sutter Amador Hospital, located in Jackson, Calif., has 52 licensed beds and is the only hospital in Amador County, serving a population of more than 40,000. Sutter Amador Hospital’s rich history of providing care for Amador County residents dates back to 1876.
“As an Amador County-based and community-focused hospital, our employees have the opportunity to serve their neighbors and friends. It’s because of these hard-working, dedicated, engaged employees that Sutter Amador Hospital made this list and stands out among the best places to work in the country,” said Anne Platt, Sutter Amador’s CEO. “It’s a Culture of Caring that makes working here a very rewarding experience.”
Sutter Center for Psychiatry is the only not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in the greater Sacramento region that is part of an integrative health care system. It includes an inpatient, 73-bed psychiatric facility for children and adults and an outpatient center that offers partial hospitalization and other mental health programs.
“It is gratifying for all of us at Sutter Center for Psychiatry to see the fruits of our labors in the positive changes made in our patients’ lives,” said John Boyd, CEO of Sutter Center for Psychiatry. “I’m sure that sense of accomplishment helped greatly in receiving this honor.”
Sutter Davis Hospital offers a technologically advanced acute-care hospital, a strong offering of outpatient services and community outreach programs. The 48-bed hospital and its programs provide care and support to the residents of Davis, Dixon, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento, Vacaville and rural communities throughout Yolo and Eastern Solano counties.
“Our focus at Sutter Davis Hospital is the quality care we provide our patients, and to be able to do that in an environment where we care about each other is what makes our hospital one of the best places to work,” said Sutter Davis Hospital CEO Jennifer Maher.
Sutter Amador Hospital, Sutter Center for Psychiatry and Sutter Davis Hospital are part of the Sutter Health network, a not-for-profit, community-based health system located throughout Northern California. For more information on Sutter Davis Hospital visit www.sutterdavis.org, for Sutter Amador visit www.sutteramador.org, and for Sutter Center for Psychiatry visit www.suttermedicalcenter.org/psychiatry/.
An alphabetical list of the 100 companies and organizations is available at http://www.modernhealthcare.com or by clicking here. Modern Healthcare will reveal the ranked order of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016 at a banquet on Oct. 6 in New Orleans. They will also be featured in a special supplement to be published along with the Oct. 10 issue of Modern Healthcare.

Friday, July 1, 2016

New York Fitness - July 2016

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Did you know?
The United States of America is turning 240 years old on July 4th, 2016!!! Happy Birthday to our country!
July 2016

Dear Members and Friends of NYF, 
I hope you are all enjoying your summers!

For the summer months we will be adding three new aqua aerobics times to our class schedule! That will mean more opportunity to enjoy the pool in a low impact form of water exercise and less crowding in the classes!

We also have a new addition to the New York Fitness family! Please welcome Honey's Cafe'! Owned and operated by Mary Millard, Honey's has a great selection of healthy and tasty meals. So, if you are looking for a terrific new place to eat, try Honey's Cafe'!

                                              Thank you for being a part of NYF.

                                                  Joshua Smart, Fitness Manager
NYF Program!
Revolve- A new program designed by NYF Personal TrainerWhitney White.

The class is a combination of high intensity skills and drills formatted tabata style for circuit training. This class focuses on strength building, agility training, and stamina. For intermediate to advanced fitness level.

Classes will be held in the Studio, from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

Cost is $10 per class or $35 prepaid for 4 classes!
New Instructor! Debi Tenney
Debi was transplanted here from Hawaii last year to care for her father. Besides her love of swimming, she is also a Zumbaholic! She was a high-school gymnast and swimmer and went on to become a cheerleader in college. During her twenty years of teaching middle school English in Honolulu, she maintained her devotion to fitness by joining a strenuous boot camp program and various other venues, including water aerobics on the beach and Hula Fitness. She holds a BA from the University of Hawaii and an MFA in Writing from Pacific University in Oregon. She has been dancing hula and Tahitian since childhood and has performed in many Polynesian shows in both California and Hawaii. In her free time, Deb likes to knit llamas, write novels, and go on excursions with her son Noah and their goofy dog Gauvi. 
Help Wanted
NYF has an immediate opening for a certified "water fitness instructor" to teach weekly classes or to substitute classes. 

Applicants should have knowledge of general population group techniques, including: shallow water aerobics, shallow water walking, and deep water aerobics. Flexible class hours.

Must have current certification in teaching some form of water fitness classes and a current CPR/AED certification.

Please, bring in or mail in applications to;
New York Fitness
615 New York Ranch Rd.
Suite 1
Jackson, CA 95642
Attention: Josh Smart

Fit Kids
If you are looking for a way to get to the gym and need some way to make sure your children are being watched. Try utilizing the Fit Kids Childcare at New York Fitness. The morning time slot is from 8:30 to 11:30am (Monday - Friday) and the afternoon time slot will be from 4:30 to 7:00pm (Monday -Thursday).

Time Limit: 1 hour for ages 3 months - 1 year, and 1.5 hours for ages 1-12 year.

Rates: $5 an hour per child or $45 for 1 month for the first child and $15 for each additional child.

Maximum capacity is 8 children at a time and only 2 children under age 1. Reservations are recommended.
Featured New Classes!
This 30 minute interval training workout involves a series of high intensity and low intensity exercises with designated rest periods. Designed to reap the benefits of a full body workout in a shorter time frame. This class focuses on core strength, full body mobility, and cardiovascular training.  Modifications are available for all fitness levels. 
Classes held;
Wednesday- 6:00-6:30pm
New Water Aerobics Classes
If you like our current water classes or have always wanted to try a class, NYF is now offering 3 new classes!
Classes held;
Cardio Zone
Monday and Wednesday9:30 to 10:30am

Deep Water Cardio
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New York Fitness
Come in for a ONE DAY FREE TRIAL. No strings attached! During your one day free visit, you will be entitled to attend any of our classes, enjoy our competition size heated pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, racquetball courts, basketball court, weights area and cardio section!

Terms & Conditions: One(1) coupon per person. Must be 14 years or older to use facility. Under 18 must have parent signature. 14-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult while in the facility. Only one(1) day pass per person valid during any 3-month period.
Offer Expires 9/01/2016.
New York Fitness | | nyf@goldrush.com | http://www.nyftyfitness.com
615 New York Ranch Rd   Jackson, CA 95642

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4th of July: Red Cross Steps for Enjoying a Safe Holiday Weekend

4th of July: Red Cross Steps for Enjoying a Safe Holiday Weekend
Fireworks, beach safety tips to keep everyone safe this Independence Day

Sacramento, CA (June 28 2016) — Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend and the American Red Cross has steps they can follow to stay safe when enjoying the fireworks or taking a trip to the beach.

“Millions of people will visit the seashore or watch fireworks shows over the 4th of July weekend and there are steps they can take to have a safe holiday,” said Gary Strong, Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Country Region. They can also download our First Aid and Swim Apps to have important safety information at their fingertips.”

FIREWORKS SAFETY The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many cities and states outlaw most fireworks. If someone is setting fireworks off at home, follow these safety steps:
•          Never give fireworks to small children.
•          Always follow the instructions on the packaging.
•          Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
•          Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
•          Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
•          Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
•          Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
•          Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.

BEACH SAFETY If holiday plans include visiting the beach, learn how to swim in the surf. Swim only at a beach with a lifeguard, within the designated swimming area. Obey all instructions and orders from lifeguards. While enjoying the water, keep alert and check the local weather conditions. Other safety steps include:
•          Swim sober and always swim with a buddy. Make sure you have enough energy to swim back to shore.
•          Have young children and inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
•          Protect your neck – don’t dive headfirst. Walk carefully into open waters.
•          Keep a close eye and constant attention on children and adults while at the beach. Wave action can cause someone to lose their footing, even in shallow water.
•          Watch out for aquatic life. Water plants and animals may be dangerous. Avoid patches of plants and leave animals alone.

RIP CURRENTS Rip currents are responsible for deaths on our nation’s beaches every year, and for most of the rescues performed by lifeguards. Any beach with breaking waves may have rip currents. Be aware of the danger of rip currents and remember the following:
•          If you are caught in a rip current, try not to panic. Swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Once you are free, turn and swim toward shore. If you can't swim to the shore, float or tread water until you are free of the rip current and then head toward shore.
•          Stay at least 100 feet away from piers and jetties. Permanent rip currents often exist near these structures.

DOWNLOAD SWIM, FIRST AID APPS The Red Cross Swim App promotes water safety education and helps parents and caregivers of young people learning how to swim. The app has features specifically designed for children, including a variety of kid-friendly games, videos and quizzes. It also contains water safety information for parents on a variety of aquatic environments including beaches and water parks. The First Aid App provides instant access to expert guidance on a variety of situations from insect bites and stings to choking and Hands-Only CPR. People can download the apps for free by searching for ‘American Red Cross’ in their app store or at redcross.org/apps.

HOME POOL ESSENTIALS COURSE The Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) have developed an online safety course for pool and hot tub owners. Home Pool Essentials helps people understand the risks of pool ownership, how to maintain a safer and cleaner pool, what safety equipment is appropriate, how to prevent pool and hot tub entrapment hazards, and how to respond to an emergency.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

For more information, please visit redcross.org/GoldCountry or cruzrojaamericana.org. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter (@RCSierraDelta | @RedCrossNECal) or join the conversation on Facebook’s Sierra-Delta Chapter Page or Northeastern California Page.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Cool fun and aerobics at New York Fitness!

Are you a member of New York Fitness in Jackson? No? Consider it.
Click on this link for a free day pass to check this great gym out: http://www.nyftyfitness.com/index.cfm?page=9
As improbable as it may seem (J), I am now teaching a deep water aerobics class! Great cardio exercise, low to no impact. We wear foam suspension belts (like the one pictured) and move our bodies to great, hand-selected dance music.
Everyone works at their own pace. Individual modifications of each routine to ensure no one risks injury. 
It's fun, cool (during these warm Summer months) with a great Jacuzzi soak afterwards.
Call New York Fitness for more information: 209 223.3236 (Click on this link for a free day pass to check it out: http://www.nyftyfitness.com/index.cfm?page=9 )
Please forward this email to anyone in Amador County that you think would be interested or share it on Facebook. Kind thanks in advance.

Adam Gottstein