Monday, November 11, 2013

Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Raises Nearly $50,000 Benefitting the Family Birth Center

JACKSON – The Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation raised approximately $48,000 during their second annual Theme Ball, which took place on Oct. 19, 2013, at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Proceeds from the event will help purchase valuable equipment for the hospital’s Family Birth Center, including a fetal heart monitor.

 “There was a real sense of community and creativity throughout the entire event,” said Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Chair David Carlson. “It was a great way to come together and for a very worthwhile cause.”

Robert Young, M.D., longtime OB-GYN, spoke at the event and expressed his appreciation to those in attendance. Dr. Young said that everyone’s contributions can make a real difference in the lives of our youngest patients and their families.

The near sell-out crowd of 279 embraced this year’s theme of “Memorable Moments in History.” Guests were encouraged to pick a memorable moment in history and create a centerpiece for their table representing the moment they chose. Or, if they were feeling especially competitive, guests could arrive in costume representing their historical moment. Winners included Jackson Creek Dental for their centerpiece representing The Gold Rush era and Sutter Amador Hospital Surgery Staff and TSPN TV for their costumes representing NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar landing.

The Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation would like to thank all those who helped support the event, including the Sutter Amador Hospital Board of Directors; event judges David Melniczek, M.D., Michael Ingram, M.D., and Judge Steve Hermanson; auctioneer Seth Seever; and top event sponsors American Legion Ambulance, Sound Physicians, Thompsons and Toyota & Thompsons Buick GMC and the lengthy list of other businesses and community members who contributed to the success of the event. The Foundation is looking forward to partnering with the community again for next year’s theme ball in October 2014 – the theme will be “Heroes and Villains.”

The Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation supports Sutter Amador Hospital’s mission to enhance the well-being of the communities we serve through a non-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in health care services. Board members dedicate their time inspiring people to make charitable gifts that change and save lives right here in Amador County and the surrounding communities. They also lead by example through personal gifts and pledges. Current Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees members are: 

Paul Beatty, M.D.
Jody Boetzer, SAH Philanthropy and Marketing Manager
David Carlson, Chair
Richard Forster
Marv Hampton
Anne Lintz
David Melniczek, M.D.
Paul Molinelli, Jr.
Brett Moore, SAH CFO
Anne Platt, SAH CEO
D’Arcy Porter
Loretta Porteous
Colleen Riordan, RN
Betty Saterlie
Pat Simonsen
Cathy Smith
Paul Sobon

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