Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital recognized among "Best Places to Work" by Modern Healthcare

JACKSON, CA– Sutter Amador Hospital has been named by Modern Healthcare as a ‘Best Place to Work.’ The hospital ranked number 7 among healthcare provider/insurer by Modern Healthcare’s 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The hospital was also recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2016.

“I am grateful to our entire hospital community– employees, physicians and volunteers –who are dedicated to delivering quality patient care to our region,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It is an honor to be recognized among the best places to work in the country.”

Sutter Amador Hospital and Sutter Davis Hospital were the only two facilities in Northern California among this year’s recipients with more than 400 organizations that applied nationwide.

Modern Healthcare ­is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work survey is conducted with an extensive employee survey.

“Our award winners can be proud of the role they played in elevating the standard for workplace excellence. They have the judgment, drive and resilience to solve healthcare’s most significant challenges through our most important resource: people. They are pushing the envelope and creating a more engaged and productive workforce, all while tackling the ever-present challenges of cost, safety, quality and access,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare.

Last month, Sutter Amador Hospital was also recognized by NRC Health as a top-performing hospital and health system that exhibits exceptional commitment to understanding the patients’ care journey.

NRC Health has helped healthcare organizations illuminate and improve the moments that matter most to patients, residents, physicians, nurses and staff. Today, NRC Health is honored to recognize top-performing hospitals and health systems that have exhibited an exceptional commitment to understanding each individual’s complete care journey.

“The Excellence Award recognizes elite organizations that have received the highest ratings in overall satisfaction by patients and their families,” said Platt.  “As a community-focused hospital, we understand that we are caring for our friends and neighbors, we always aim to do that with compassionate and quality care.”

"Each year our partners inspire us with their commitment to service,” says Helen Hardy, Senior Vice President of Client Service at NRC Health. “The individuals at these organizations show a genuine understanding for their patients, which is revealed in their extraordinary, compassionate care. It is always a special pleasure for us to honor and recognize these efforts with the Excellence Award. We congratulate Sutter Amador Hospital for embodying human understanding and demonstrating a commitment to patient-centered care.”

About Modern Healthcare 
Modern Healthcare is the most trusted business news and information brand in the healthcare industry. Combining the power of a print publication, 24-7 digital news products, robust research and event platforms, Modern Healthcare empowers healthcare leaders and influencers to make timely and informed business decisions.

About NRC Health
For 37 years, NRC Health (NASDAQ: NRC) has been committed to achieving human understanding and bringing healthcare organizations closer to their customers than ever before by illuminating and improving the key moments that define an experience and build trust. Guided by their uniquely empathic heritage, proprietary methods, skilled associates, and holistic approach, NRC Health helps its customers design experiences that exceed expectations, inspire loyalty, and improve well-being among patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff.

For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to, or visit

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: The Benefits of Sleep for Adults

man sleeping
The Benefits of Sleep for Adults
Obtaining sufficient restful sleep is an essential requirement for optimal human productivity. Such a practice is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, regular vigorous exercise, and a positive mental attitude. How much sleep one needs varies from person to person. Importantly, failure to obtain sufficient restful sleep will negatively impact every aspect of one's physiological and cognitive capabilities and functioning.1, 2 Sleep itself and the process of sleep have been celebrated throughout the centuries by the world's greatest poets. In "To Sleep", John Keats described the "soft embalmer of the still midnight". "How to ...
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital to provide free flu shots - Oct 27 & Dec 2

JACKSON, CA – Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of protecting members of the community from the flu and will host two free community flu clinics at the hospital.

“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 two free flu clinics this fall and encourage everyone to attend to help protect the most vulnerable in our community.”

Cases of influenza can show up as early as October, with the flu season lasting through April. No matter your age, gender or zip code, you are at risk of getting the flu. Getting an annual flu shot is the first and most important step in preventing its spread. Sutter Amador Hospital recommends that everyone in the community, who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated.

The flu is a serious virus that can cause severe illness. Flu symptoms are similar to the common cold: fatigue, developing a cough and normal daily activities cannot be completed. When it comes to the flu, everyone is at risk, even very healthy people.

“After a very widespread and serious flu season last year, we have seen firsthand the impact the flu can have on our community,” said Melody Montgomery, chief nurse executive at Sutter Amador Hospital. “It can lead to missed workdays, visits to the doctor, urgent care and emergency room, more antibiotic use, and flu-related complications and hospitalization. We hope people will take advantage of these free flu clinics and stay healthy this flu season.”

Flu Clinic Details:
Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sutter Amador Hospital
Outpatient Services Center
100 Mission Blvd., Jackson

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.

For more information about the free community flu clinic, please call 209-223-7500 or visit

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Resilient Amador Community Gathering: Let's Start the Conversation - Tues Oct 9

Resilient Amador Community Gathering: Let's Start the Conversation
Tuesday, October 9
5:00 - 7:00 pm
975 Broadway, Jackson
Trauma affects us all - mentally, physically, personally, and also as a community. It's time to come together and build on the strengths of this small but mighty county to address the challenges that we still face. Working together we can create a trauma-informed community through education, prevention, support, and advocacy. Join us for a community meal, and a very important conversation about how together we can heal trauma and build resilience in Amador County. Dinner and free child care provided. Please RSVP to reserve your spot, at 257-1092 or

FRED Talk Series: Community Mental Health Services in Amador County - Fri Oct 5

FRED Talk Series: Foothill Region Educational Discussions
Community Mental Health Services in Amador County
Friday, October 5
5:30 - 7:30 pm
975 Broadway, Jackson
"FRED" Talks are our very own Foothill Region Educational Discussions centered on the emotional well-being of our families - the foundation of our communities. These monthly talks will feature local experts in a variety of topics: maternal wellness, substance use, generational trauma, veteran families, Tribal TANF, car seat safety, tobacco education, and health & nutrition. October's discussion will focus on Community Mental Health Services in Amador County. These talks will emphasize early childhood mental health and protective factors to strengthen families. Discussions are designed to be brief so you can "dinner and learn," once a month. Light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at 257-1092.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: Repetitive Motion Injuries - Sept 2018

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Resilient Amador (Amador ACEs Coalition) County-wide Gathering - Tues Oct 9

Resilient Amador (Amador ACEs Coalition) County-wide Gathering
Tuesday, October 9
5:00 - 7:00 pm
975 Broadway, Jackson
Join us to make a difference: reduce childhood trauma, develop trauma-informed systems, and create a thriving and resilient Amador County. This will be an opportunity to be inspired, learn about ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care, to discuss how this impacts the work you're doing, and how we can build a movement of resilience and a thriving community. Light dinner and free child care provided. Please RSVP, at 223-5921.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Learn How the Trauma Informed Systems Approach Can Promote Resilient Families, Agencies & Communities - Thurs Sept 27

Sierra Learning Community: Learn How the Trauma Informed Systems Approach Can Promote Resilient Families, Agencies & Communities 
Thursday, September 27
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
975 Broadway, Jackson
Featuring Matthew Reddam, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from 'Trauma Transformed.' Together we will gain an understanding of the Trauma-Informed Systems approach to building resilience. Enroll at or call 223-5921 for more information.

Sutter Amador Hospital's 7th Annual Theme Ball: "For the Record" - Sat Oct 20

Sutter Amador Hospital
7th Annual Theme Ball
"For The Record"
Saturday, October 20, 2018
For more information and tickets, visit:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Beginning & Advanced Korean Martial Arts Classes - Tuesdays & Thursdays

Korean Martial Arts
A Korean Martial Arts class for ages 5 and up, as instructed by Doug Gunselman.
The Health & Human Service Building (10877 Conductor Blvd, Sutter Creek)
5:00pm-5:30pm for beginners, 5:30pm-7:00pm for advanced, Tuesdays & Thursdays
$40 per month for beginners, $50 per month for advanced
For more information, please call the ACRA office at 209-223-6349, email Barbara at, or message our Facebook page at Visit our website at

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: Back to School and Mental Wellness

girl going back to school
Back to School and Mental Wellness
Summer is a subjectively fleeting season and school days are upon us once again. For children, this bittersweet time marks the completion of a period of relative freedom and the beginning of a new set of responsibilities. For adults, the onset of late summer and early fall signals yet another turn of the wheel of life, reminding us of our mortality on the one hand and of all we have accomplished and have yet to achieve during our time on earth on the other. For both children and adults, mental wellness is a key component of our successful adaptation to ...
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19881 Highway 88 Suite 1, Pine Grove, CA, 95665 | (209) 296-1122 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital employees supply backpacks for students in need

JACKSON CA – Going back to school can be an exciting but also stressful time for families who can’t afford new school supplies. Thanks to generous donations from Sutter Amador Hospital employees, more than 50 local children received new backpacks filled with supplies for the start of a new school year as part of Operation Backpack.

Operation Backpack is a yearly campaign organized by the Volunteers of America in partnership with Sutter Health that delivers backpacks, collected for students from pre-kindergarten through 12 graders, to homeless and at-risk children in the region.

Employees at Sutter Amador Hospital joined together with Sutter Health employees from Yuba to Merced counties to donate more than 1,870 backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need.

“There's nothing more exciting for a child than a new backpack and supplies to start the school year, but the cost of preparing a whole family for school can be overwhelming,” said Tommy Trejo, external affairs at Sutter Health. “Sutter Health wanted to help these families by supplying 1,870 backpacks to help these students have confidence and be successful in school.”

Recognizing that thousands of children return to school without much needed supplies, the Volunteers of America partnered with agencies and school districts to ensure as many children as possible get the tools they need for the start of school.

Sutter Health locations did an incredible job again this year with almost 2,000 backpacks collected,” said Ana Bankert, development officer at Volunteers of America.“We cannot be more grateful for Sutter Health’s support.
Each year, at-risk children in our local communities return to school without basic supplies,” said Anne Platt, CEO at Sutter Amador Hospital. “At Sutter Amador Hospital, we want to do everything that we can so these students can enter the classroom with everything they need for the new school year.”
Backpacks filled with pens, paper, scissors and other essential supplies poured into collection bins at Sutter Amador Hospital for two weeks in July. This is the eighth year that Sutter Health employees in Northern California have participated in Operation Backpack, and in 2017, the organization donated more than 1,400 backpacks and helped 10,000 students as part of the campaign.

“As a not-for-profit integrated health system, we are continuously looking for different ways we can give back to our communities,” said Platt. “We hope these backpacks and school supplies will help boost students’ self-esteem, help them learn and thrive in school and build a bright future.”

For more information about Operation Backpack or to make a donation, visit

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic - Left-Handers Day

Left-Handers Day
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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

peak experiences
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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19881 Highway 88 Suite 1, Pine Grove, CA, 95665 | (209) 296-1122

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

Summer Sports
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