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 www.voa-ncnn.org/operation-backpack.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic - 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 sutteramador.org or call 209-223-7452.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Kendig Chiropractic: Peak Experiences - Aug 2018

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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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