Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kendig Chiropractic: Learning from History

Learning From History
Whether we're driving a car, riding a bike, or trying to record a spare at our local bowling alley, our musculoskeletal system bases its decision-making on past history, that is, what it has learned before. Drawing on years of experience, recorded deep within our muscle memory, we're able to avoid an unexpected obstacle in the middle of the road, or adapt quickly to a slip on a slick spot on the bowling lane. The history embedded within our physiology immediately directs our actions in the present moment. We don't have to think about these things. We react — and act ...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sutter Health Donates $50,000 to Support Veterans

Gifts to Provide Resources for Lodging and Wellness Needs

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network today donated a total of $50,000 to Fisher House Foundation and the Veterans Resource Centers of America —two military-support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and their families in Northern California.

“We are grateful for the selfless service and sacrifices made by our nation’s veterans,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “At Sutter Health, we’re especially proud of the nearly 1,400 veterans who enrich our organization with the experience and skills they gained during their military service. It is our privilege to count them as partners who help us deliver exceptional health care to our patients and families.”

About the Donations
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Sutter Health’s $25,000 donation will help four families stay for free for one full year at one of the Fisher House facilities in Sacramento, Palo Alto and Hawaii. This donation will also support the purchase of vital supplies such as food and personal care items for families staying in the facilities.

The Veterans Resource Centers of America provide critical support services to veterans throughout Northern California, Nevada and Arizona. Services include homeless prevention and rapid re-housing, employment and training, transitional and permanent supportive housing, behavioral health treatment, case management and nutrition services. Sutter Health’s $25,000 donation will help bridge the gap for veterans and their families who are awaiting formal Veteran’s Administration (VA) approval for services or who do not meet specific grant stipulations by providing money for temporary housing assistance, emergency food supplies, medical supplies such as wheel chairs, transportation, day care and moving expenses.

“We are thankful and blessed for the service our brave veterans provide in our hospital, our country and our community,” said Anne Platt, Sutter Amador Hospital CEO.

Sutter’s Ongoing Commitment to Veterans
Sutter Health greatly values the contributions military veterans provide—to the United States as well as to its network. Sutter recently launched a Military and Veterans Inclusion Resource Group to support members of the military, veterans and their friends and family. Sutter Health partners with the Employment Development Department to promote jobs for military members seeking employment. Additionally, the health care organization’s military recruitment efforts include participation in military career fairs and posting to online military job boards. Sutter Health also teamed up with Veteran Jobs Mission, a national organization committed to employing and mentoring veterans.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sutter Amador Hospital to provide free flu shots - Sun Nov 19

JACKSON, CA – Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of protecting our patients and members of the community from the flu and will host our second community flu clinic at the hospital on Nov. 19.
“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 the flu clinics to  encourage everyone to attend to help protect the most vulnerable in our community.”

Flu Clinic Details:
Sunday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sutter Amador Hospital
Outpatient Services Center

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.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

MedShare Honors Sutter Health with 2017 Global Humanitarian Award

Sutter Health CEO Sarah Krevans accepted award at supporter appreciation event

MedShare, a 501(c)3 humanitarian aid organization dedicated to global health, honored Sutter Health with a Global Humanitarian Award, which was accepted by Sutter Health’s President and CEO Sarah Krevans last week. The event was in recognition of Sutter Health’s outstanding leadership in supporting at-risk communities that require medical supplies and equipment.

“We are honored to give Sutter Health our 2017 Global Humanitarian Award,” said Charles Redding, CEO of MedShare. “Sarah’s leadership and vision for Sutter Health has been inspiring and we look forward to doing more with them for many years to come.”

As a major supporter to MedShare’s mission, the not-for-profit Sutter Health has made a significant impact in the following areas:
·         Donated more than $8 million worth of lifesaving medical supplies and equipment to improve global health—including a recent donation of 20 pallets of medical supplies such as stents, foley catheters, central line trays, medicated dressings, chest tubes and phlebotomy needles
·         Focused specifically on Maternal and Child Health in developing nations
·         Helped MedShare provide high-quality care for over 442,000 people worldwide, including to free clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area
·         Contributed to MedShare’s 2 Million Mothers campaign, which focuses on providing clean birthing kits to prevent infant mortality

The MedShare Global Humanitarian Award is given to organizations truly committed to expanding access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities worldwide. The organization recognized Krevans in particular as someone who has a background in serving vulnerable communities, which has informed her leadership at Sutter Health and motivated the organization’s generosity to MedShare’s mission.

“Helping people in need is part of Sutter’s not-for-profit mission. We believe deeply in improving the quality of life of people and communities—locally and globally,” said Krevans. “I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of Sutter Health and our network’s physicians and employees, who inspire me daily with their dedication, compassion and generosity to support people around the world.”

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sutter Amador Hospital is recognized for preventing patient falls

JACKSON, CA – Sutter Amador Hospital was recognized by CALNOC, the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes, for performance excellence in preventing fall injuries.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the countless ways we work to keep our patients safe in our care,” said Anne Platt, Sutter Amador Hospital CEO. “The safety of our patients and our staff is a top priority and I am proud of what our team has accomplished.”

In 2016, the hospital had zero falls that resulted in moderate or severe injury.

According to CALNOC, the hospital exemplifies dedication and commitment to quality patient care and safety by achieving excellence in preventing harm to patients.

“We didn’t have any serious falls in 2016 thanks to our fall risk assessment on all patients at admission,” said Kim Diaz, R.N., nurse manager of the critical care, progressive care and MedSurg departments. “While patient falls can be rare events, they often cause injuries and additional days the patient needs to stay in our care. This is a statistic that we worked very hard at, and are very proud of.”

For most hospitals, falls remain one of the most vexing patient-safety issues and Sutter Amador Hospital is proving that the right combination of technology, care processes and focus can reduce the number of falls significantly and, more importantly, the injuries to patients they often cause.

For patients that may be at risk for a fall, the hospital provides identifiable non-skid slippers, fall risk signage in the patient’s room, increased patient monitoring, bedside alarms and hourly rounding to make sure the patient has everything they need so as not to risk getting up or walking without supervision.

“We have a robust fall prevention program that monitors our patients at every shift and change in their condition,” said Kim. “We work as a team to identify, monitor and communicate with one another for the sole purpose of keeping our patients safe and comfortable during their time in our care.”

CALNOC is a non-profit corporation that aggregated close to 20 years of data, representing more than 2,000 patient units, over 94 million patient days and over 250,000 patient falls.

ACES/Trauma Informed Care Collaborative Meeting - Tues Nov 14

Hello Friends of Child Abuse Prevention Council! Have you heard about our latest work here in Amador County?

We have started an ACES/Trauma Informed Care Collaborative. What is that you ask?

ACES stands for "Adverse Childhood Experiences", these are related to short- and long-term negative physical and mental health consequences among children and adults. Trauma Informed Care is a way of understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma as they impact every sector of society: education, business, health care and criminal justice to name just a few.

The Child Abuse Prevention Council has formed this collaborative to address the issue of adverse childhood experiences and unresolved trauma and its far-reaching impacts here in Amador County.

We would like to invite you to our next ACES/Trauma Informed Care collaborative meeting Tuesday, November 14, from 3:00-5:00 pm, here at the CAPC building in our main conference room, 975 Broadway, in Jackson.

Please join us to further the discussion and come prepared to create a vision for what a trauma-informed community here in Amador can look like, and what steps we can start taking to make that happen.

Below is a flyer with all of the meeting information. If you could please share this widely with others you feel would be a good fit for this initiative here in Amador County, it would be much appreciated.

Please RSVP to let us know if you will be able to make it or not.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.

Thanks so much!

Tracy Carlton & Erika Simmons
Program Coordinators
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
(209) 223-5921

Mailing Address:
PO Box 815     
Jackson, CA 95642

975 Broadway

Jackson, CA 95642