Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sutter Amador Hospital Surgery Director Receives National Honor

Melody Montgomery, MBA, RN, Received Outstanding Achievement Award

JACKSON, Calif. –Melody Montgomery, MBA, R.N., the director of surgery at Sutter Amador
Hospital, recently received the Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management
by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

As one of AORN’s most prestigious honors, this award recognized Montgomery for her
significant contributions to improving patient care throughout the perioperative setting and her
many leadership accomplishments. Her accomplishments showcase her passion and commitment
to creating and sustaining change when needed through all stages of perioperative care.

“I’m honored to receive this distinguished honor and am grateful they have recognized me for
my work in the perioperative setting,” she said. “Perioperative care includes care of the patient
before, during and after surgery. I am committed to ensuring the patient’s experience is excellent
through every stage.”

Montgomery began her career 40 years ago at Samuel Merritt Hospital in Oakland,as a junior
nursing student. Throughout her career, she has served in a variety of perioperative roles as staff
nurse, front line supervisor, manager and director. Her nursing management experience has been
diverse including adult, pediatric, rural and academic medical centers.

Prior to becoming the surgery director at Sutter Amador Hospital in October 2012, Montgomery
was the division director of surgery (perioperative) services for Oregon Health and Sciences
University Hospital & Clinics in Portland, Ore., for more than 15 years.

“We are very fortunate to have Melody as part of our leadership team. She is very deserving of
this honor,” said Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt. “Growing and improving surgery
services for patients and families in our community will be another accomplishment added to
Melody’s many successes.”


About Sutter Amador Hospital

Sutter Amador Hospital is a 52-bed acute care hospital with a rich history of providing
convenient, local care to residents of Amador County and the surrounding communities since
the mid-1800’s. An integral part of the Jackson community, Sutter Amador Hospital provides
health care, using the latest technologies, while maintaining the small-town friendliness and

charm. The hospital’s services and relationship with the not-for-profit Sutter Health system
bring a wealth of resources and advanced technologies that ensure quality patient care. Today,
the hospital continues to focus on the needs of the people it serves, advancing with the times and
growing with the community. Sutter Amador Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission
on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For more information visit sutteramador.org.

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