Monday, August 6, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital helps women celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

JACKSON, CA - What babies are fed in the first days and months of life have long-term health impacts. During World Breastfeeding Week, Sutter Amador Hospital hosted local mothers in an annual event celebrating breastfeeding and motherhood. Eighty mothers that attended the hospital’s Breastfeeding Success group in the past year were invited to the event.
“We have hosted a luncheon celebrating these new moms and babies for the past 12 years as part of World Breastfeeding Week,” said Laura Cooper, RNC, manager of the Sutter Amador Family Birth Center.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every August 1-7 in more than 175 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the globe.
“This year’s breastfeeding campaign reminds us that in a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers,” said Jane Snyder, R.N., IBCLC of Sutter Amador’s Family Birth Center, “Breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life.”
Breastfeeding is a natural way to provide valuable nutrients and bonding between a new mother and her child. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old.
As a Baby-Friendly facility, a designation Sutter Amador Hospital received earlier this year, the hospital offers several free classes to provide breastfeeding mothers the information and support needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their children.
“Our goal is to facilitate the best birth experience possible for every mother and newborn,” said Cooper. “We promote bonding and support breastfeeding throughout our patients’ hospital stay.”
Sutter Amador Hospital has also hosted a weekly breastfeeding support group since 2004. Mothers and babies gather to get assistance from a certified lactation consultant at no cost. The weekly groups are a forum for moms to meet other new moms in the community, exchange helpful ideas on breastfeeding, baby care and motherhood. All moms and babies in the community are welcome to attend. The next breastfeeding class is on Aug. 16 at the hospital.
To register or for more information on the hospital's prenatal breastfeeding classes and groups, visit or call 209-223-7452.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: Peak Experiences - Aug 2018

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Peak Experiences
Peak Experiences The American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau roamed far and wide over the hills and mountains of his native Massachusetts and neighboring New Hampshire. In his masterwork, "Walden," Thoreau famously stated that we must "reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep." One of Thoreau's primary methods for maintaining such wakefulness was to explore the natural world and spend significant time outdoors every day. Those who live in New England may literally walk in Thoreau's footsteps, rambling around ...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tri-Amador Triathlon - Sun Oct 14

Lake Camanche Triathlon including a swim in Lake Camanche, a bike ride that loops through the beautiful hills of Buena Vista, and a rugged run on China Gulch Trail.  
Check-in at 6:30am, Sunday, October 14
Lake Camanche North Shore  
For more information, please call the ACRA office at 209-223-6349, email Nettie at, or message our Facebook page at
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary makes donation to hospital for new medical equipment

JACKSON, CA – The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary generously donated $20,000 to the hospital this summer for the purchase of essential equipment for the Emergency Department and Family Birth Center.
Bob Mosblech, SAH Hospital Auxiliary President, with SAH CEO Anne Platt
“As a community-focused hospital, we are so grateful for our volunteers who generously give not only their time, but also make significant financial contributions to help support our not-for-profit mission,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “With these investments in the hospital, the auxiliary helps ensure quality medical care for our region.”

The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary’s donation will be used to purchase a new triage procedure chair in the Emergency Department and a newborn cardiac monitor in the Family Birth Center.

“Our volunteers are valuable members of our hospital community who help ensure patients and their families have a wonderful experience at our facility,” said Laura Cooper, R.N., manager of the Family Birth Center at SAH. “We are so touched and grateful for their donation.”
“In the past 10 years, we have donated more than $510,000 to the hospital for the purchase of new medical equipment and other materials needed to advance patient care services,” said Bob Mosblech, president of the Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary. “Volunteering at the hospital is an important part of my life and I’m privileged to see the impact that we have in the hospital and in the community.”
With more than 60 active hospital volunteers, the auxiliary team donates more than 15,000 hours each year to the hospital staffing the hospital’s gift store, concierge cart, information desk, thrift shop and provide assistance to various departments throughout the hospital.
Looking for a rewarding opportunity to give back? The hospital is looking for volunteers to join its diverse team. Volunteers are asked to staff one four-hour shift per week, for a minimum one-year commitment.
“Joining our volunteer team is a great way to meet people while giving back to the community,” said Mosblech.
There are several programs and ways for new volunteers to participate in helping Sutter Amador Hospital fulfill its commitment to providing compassionate and high quality care to the community.
To get involved, visit the hospital lobby to pick up an auxiliary application. Each volunteer must apply to become a member of the auxiliary. For information about joining the Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary, please call the hospital’s information desk at 209-223-7408.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: Summer Sports

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: Wellness Gardens

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary provides scholarships to local youth

JACKSON, CA –  Preparing for college can be an exciting and expensive endeavor. To help with the cost of tuition, The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary has generously provided $5,000 in scholarships to five local high school students pursuing careers in the medical field. 

Vanessa Kristofferson, an Amador High School graduate who hopes to be a pediatric surgeon.
Madyson Porta, an Amador High School graduate who will attend the University of Portland for nursing. Lauryn Davis, Argonaut High School graduate studying to be an ultrasound technician.
Koby Wright, Argonaut High School graduate who will attend the University of California, Los Angeles. David Kelaita, who will attend the University of California in Santa Cruz.

"We believe it is important to provide financial assistance to students to help make their college dreams a reality," said Therese Stamm, scholarship chairperson for the Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary. "It is our hope that these students will return to our community with their new skills, and we are thankful they are investing their time and education to pursue healthcare careers."
With more than 40 applicants, the scholarship applications were carefully reviewed with money awarded on the applicant's qualifications, financial need, grade point average and letter of recommendations.

"Thank you so much for choosing me," said Lauryn Davis, a Pioneer resident. "It is an honor to receive this award and I am extremely grateful to the Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary."

According to Stamm, the Auxiliary has donated more than $50,000 in scholarships in the last ten years.

"We understand that it is very expensive to attend college in today's economy," she said. "Our scholarship donations are possible thanks to funding from our thrift store, gift shop and fundraisers throughout the year to help those students in need."

At Sutter Amador Hospital, more than 100 auxiliary members dedicate nearly 20,000 hours of service to patients and staff each year. Not only do auxiliary members volunteer their time, they also contribute financially to the hospital. In 20 years, the Auxiliary has donated $500,000 to the hospital to purchase medical equipment and other materials needed for patient care services.

This month, they donated $20,000 to Sutter Amador Hospital for the purchase of new equipment in the Family Birth Center and Emergency Department.

“As a community hospital, we are so grateful for our volunteers who generously give their time and make valuable contributions to our hospital,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “These heartfelt efforts help create an atmosphere of healing, and we appreciate every hour our volunteers contribute to our hospital community.”

Want to make a difference? The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary offers several volunteer opportunities to fit your skills and interests. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary at 209-223-7408.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

FREE ACES Webinar: Convert Trauma Undercurrents Into Feedback Loops - Tues July 24

Webinar:  Convert Trauma Undercurrents Into Feedback Loops: How to Draw Out “Before” and “After” Feedback Loops for Your Clients

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 10:00-11:00 am, PST
Cost: FREE
To register, Click here today!
The webinar includes:
• A free trauma playbook from a real case that illustrates the step-by-step process of converting undercurrents into feedback loops
• Video clips from an actual case that illustrate before and after feedback loop application
• Learning how Prochaska’s Stages of Readiness Scale is enhanced by feedback looks to instantly move a Precontemplative Parent (“just fix my kid”) to Contemplation (“it’s a family problem and we all have to change”)
• An Undercurrent and Feedback Handout to use with your individual child, family, or couple the next day at work 
• Real Time Q & A Interaction
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

Monday, June 25, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: Dynamic Warm-ups

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: Smart Shoulders

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Community partnerships bring safe medicine disposal to Amador County

Sutter Health partners with the California Product Stewardship Council to Provide Permanent Safe Medication Take Back Bins

Jackson, CA – While medications can provide many solutions for our health, they can also negatively impact the well-being of our community and environment if improperly disposed of. Previously, Amador County residents had nowhere to dispose of unwanted medications, but a new Rose Foundation grant has funded three new safe medicine take-back bins, two located in the City of Ione and one at Jackson Police Department. Sutter Health and Sutter Amador Hospital have contributed $3,500 to support the bins disposal costs and is helping you get rid of those unused prescription and expired over-the-counter medications in a free and safe way.

“Providing year-round convenient disposal options provides several benefits to the community including removing medicines from the homes that can fuel the prescription drug epidemic and related crime, preventing poisonings of children and pets, and protects water quality,” stated Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC). “I encourage everyone to visit to find a permanent drop off location for their unwanted people or pet medicines.”

Flushing unused medications down toilets and drains is unsafe. Without year-round collection locations for medicines, residents had few or no options to properly dispose of their unwanted medications. These new medicine take back bins encourage and allow the public to dispose of half used and old medications safely.

According to a 2016 John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Survey, 60.6% of adults who had used prescription painkillers in the previous year reported having leftover pills. It has been found that 40.6% of adults that misused prescription opioids obtained them for free from friends or relatives. Securely storing medications at home is also important in reducing  access to medications by children, helping to eliminate prescription drug abuse.

“The new medicine collection bins allow Amador County residents to safely dispose of their unwanted medications for free,” said Denise Sammons, Quality Director at Sutter Amador Hospital. “Proper disposal of unused prescription medicines will keep them out of the hands of children and out of waterways making large strides in keeping our communities, our families and our environment safer.”

Denise Sammons, SAH Quality Director
By providing safe and convenient disposal opportunities for unused medications, Don’t Rush to Flush is taking the first step towards pollution prevention and helping to protect families and the community by getting pharmaceuticals out of homes and out of the hands of our children.

Amador County Safe Medicine Take Back Locations:

Collection Site
Ione Pharmacy
307 Preston Avenue, Ione
(209) 274-2432
Ione Police Department
1 E. Main Street, Ione
(209) 274-2456
Jackson Police Department
33 Broadway #D, Jackson
(209) 223-1771


The CPSC is a non-profit based in Sacramento that developed and administers the Don’t Rush to Flush, Meds in the Bin We All Win campaign, which was established using grant funding from the Rose Foundation to protect communities and the environment. CPSC, in collaboration with the Rose Foundation and other public-private partnerships such as with Sutter Amador Hospital, has placed 46 medicine collection bins throughout California that accept controlled and non-controlled medications from the public, free-of-charge, and collected over 13 tons of medications!
   California Product Stewardship Council educates both the public and private sectors about Product Stewardship and works closely partners with business, jurisdictions, waste and recycling companies, manufacturers and others to promote and encourage sustainable practices and to recognize those companies who are taking a leadership role in participating in waste reduction. CPSC has led the charge for manufacturers to share responsibility for their products at end-of-life, and to have the drug companies’ fund, implement and promote safe medicine disposal programs. For more information, please go to:
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is a grantmaking public charity that gives grants to community-based organizations. Grantmaking programs support community-based projects and organizations that are building long-term solutions that benefit people, the environment and the economy. For more information, please go to:
Don’t Rush to Flush, Meds in the Bin We All Win Campaign was developed by CPSC using grant funds to promote safe medicine storage and disposal and prevent the flushing and trashing of unwanted medications. For more information, please go

Sutter Amador Hospital is part of the Sutter Health network, a not-for-profit, community-based health system located throughout Northern California. The 52-bed hospital is the only hospital in Amador County serving a population of more than 40,000. Sutter Amador Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission as a primary Stroke Center and provides comprehensive services including 24-hour emergency care, critical care, diagnostic imaging, infusion services, a family birth center, surgery, orthopedics and laboratory services. For more information on Sutter Amador Hospital visit

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: A Book and Its Cover

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