Friday, February 9, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Designation

Sutter Amador Hospital has been named a Baby-Friendly hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, meeting the highest international standards for providing optimal care for breastfeeding mothers and their infants.

A Baby-Friendly designation is given to select hospitals worldwide recognizing birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

“Our outpatient Sutter Women’s Services Center staff have collaborated extensively with the Family Birth Center to provide a program of prenatal education necessary to achieve the challenging Baby-Friendly designation,” said Diane Hosmer, R.N., MSN IBCLC of Sutter Medical Foundation, Women’s Services Center. “Baby-Friendly status outlines important practices for all new families using the baby’s natural instincts for the best start to life.”

As a baby-friendly hospital, Sutter Amador Hospital provides new parents with the most current information early in pregnancy so families can make well informed choices for their babies and to assist them in developing the support systems they will need when their child is born.

“Our goal is to facilitate the best birth experience possible for every mother and newborn,” said Laura Cooper RNC, manager of the Sutter Amador Family Birth Center. “To promote bonding and support breastfeeding, we advocate skin to skin and provide newborn care in the mothers’ rooms throughout the hospital stay.”

Nationwide, Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. has designated less than 500 hospitals as Baby-Friendly. The Baby-Friendly designation is given after a rigorous on-site survey.

 “We were able to accomplish this change of culture through education and the commitment of staff throughout many departments, our leadership team and our physicians,” stated Jane Snyder, R.N., IBCLC.  “This truly was a team effort with the focus on what is best for the baby.”

Every year, nearly 300 babies are delivered at Sutter Amador Hospital and more than 30,000 across the Sutter Health network. Sutter Amador Hospital joins three other Sutter Health facilities to receive the Baby-Friendly designation including Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, Santa Cruz and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. This month, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento received a five-year reaccreditation of their Baby-Friendly status.

For more information on childbirth education classes available at Sutter Amador Hospital, visit

Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Further information about the U.S. Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative may be obtained by contacting

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Amador ACES Collaborative Meeting - Tues Feb 13

Amador ACEs Collaborative Meeting
Tuesday, February 13
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
975 Broadway, Jackson
Join the movement to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), heal trauma, and build resilience! Be part of our local initiative to lead Amador County in addressing the impact of ACEs on families, their effects on our community, and help guide the conversation in how local efforts can build a resilient Amador. For more information and to RSVP, please call the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921.

Monday, January 15, 2018

49er Bypass Run - Sat Apr 7

49er Bypass Run
 The race starts in the middle of beautiful Main Street Sutter Creek. Participants will travel up Highway 49 and enjoy the beauty that Amador County has to offer. Register by March 23.
Saturday, April 7. Check-in begins at 8am, Race starts at 9am.
Main Street, Sutter Creek
Youth (17 and under) 5K-$25, 10K-$30; Adult (18 and over) 5K-$30, 10K-$35
For more information, please contact Nettie by phone (209-223-6739)e-mail (, or facebook (

Monday, January 8, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital welcomes its first baby of 2018

JACKSON, CA – A new year brings new life. Sutter Amador Hospital helped welcome the first baby of Amador County on Jan. 1 at 7:47 p.m. Weighing 10 pounds and 7 ounces, Daylani Anaya Sauceda Aquilar greeted proud parents Juan and Aolanis Lopez.

The Lopez family currently lives in Modesto but mother, Aolanis, is from Plymouth and was also born at Sutter Amador Hospital. The Lopez family didn’t plan to have the first baby of the new year, but was pleasantly surprised at their daughter’s early arrival.

“It was a beautiful experience to have my first child on the first day of the year and at this hospital,” said Lopez. “Her due date wasn’t until Jan. 4 so she was a welcome surprise.”

The healthy baby girl is 22 inches long and was greeted by grandparents who were with the Lopez family throughout the birth, she said.

“We are so deeply in love with our little girl,” said Lopez. “The first few days have been wonderful.”
Sutter Amador Hospital Family Birth Center staff members generously donated a large gift basket to the new family in hopes of what will help provide them with a wonderful year of first moments with their new daughter.

“I can’t imagine a more memorable or touching way to celebrate a new year,” said Laura Cooper, manager of the Sutter Amador Hospital Family Birth Center. “Our team was so happy to welcome the beautiful first baby of 2018.”

Sutter Amador Hospital offers free childbirth education classes for expecting parents throughout the year. For more information, visit

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Be Active! Monday Morning Walks & 2018 Monthly Events

Monday Morning Walks
Start the new year off right! Kick off your week with a one and a half mile morning walk.  
Every Monday at 8:30am. (Excluding Holidays)  
First and Third Mondays at Miners Bend
Second and Fourth Mondays at National Hotel.  
Be Active Member’s fee of $75/year
For more information, please contact Nettie from ACRA by phone (209-223-6349),, or Facebook (

Be Active! 2018 Monthly Events
Monthly events for Be Active members.
February 17thCamanche Trails,
March 17thAmador City History Walk
April 21stSutter Creek History Walk
May 19thVolcano History Walk
June 16thSilver Lake/Minkoto Trail
July 14thPiPi Valley Walk
August 18th – 24thevenings at the Sutter Creek pool
September 15thPacific Coast Trail/Kirkwood
October 20thJackson Cemetery Walk
November 17thJackson Gate History walk
December 15thCity of Ione history Walk
Aforementioned dates and places, beginning at 9am   
Be Active Member’s fee of $75/year
For more information, please contact Nettie from ACRA by phone (209-223-6349),
E-mail ( ), or Facebook (