Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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JACKSON, Calif. – The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $13,000 to Sutter Amador Hospital for the purchase of an ultrasound machine in the Intensive Care Unit.

 “Having an ultrasound machine dedicated to the ICU will enable specially trained nurses to place central lines, which will free up physicians and provide additional support for patients who are either critically ill or in need of IV nutrition,” said Intensive Care Unit Manager Kim Diaz, R.N., CCRN. “This was a much-needed gift, and we appreciate it!”

The Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary supports Sutter Amador Hospital’s mission by providing assistance throughout the hospital to staff, patients and families. Auxiliary members worked more than 18,000 hours in a variety of areas including the gift shop, thrift shop, concierge cart and information desk during their last fiscal year.

PHOTO: Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary President Cathy Smith presents a check to Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt.

In addition, funds raised by the Auxiliary through their events, gift shop and thrift shop are invested back into the hospital to help purchase needed medical equipment. The ultrasound machine for the Intensive Care Unit is just one example of how their investments continue to make a difference in the lives of staff and patients at Sutter Amador Hospital. 

Community members interested in becoming a Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary member may call (209) 223-7500 or stop by the hospital for an application.

Sutter Amador Hospital is a part of the Sutter Health network, caring for patients and families throughout a nine-county region and beyond. For more information, visit

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