Jackson, Calif. – Officials from the City of Jackson and the Amador County Board of Supervisors, as well as donors and leaders and medical staff from Sutter Amador Hospital, ceremoniously cut a ribbon in front of the Emergency Department marking the completion of the expanded 9,115-square foot, $7.3 million Emergency Department.
The newly expanded Emergency Department is designed with patients in mind. Focusing on convenience and access, the department now has 14 private treatment rooms to accommodate a growing number of patients – all equipped with the latest computer-based monitoring system. In addition, the comfort of patients and their family members has been addressed with a new covered entrance and expanded lobby.
“After three years of hard work and commitment, our vision to expand much-needed emergency services to our community is now completed,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “I am grateful to the staff, physicians, community members, donors and many others who helped turn our vision into reality. This was truly a team effort.”
More than $1.15 million of the total cost of the Emergency Department expansion came from the generosity of local donors, including the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary, Valley Emergency Physicians and Armenio and Mary Lou D’Agostini. All gifts, regardless of their size, were essential to the success of this expansion.
“I’m very excited about the completion of our emergency department expansion because I know what it means for our patients and for those of us caring for patients,” said Paul Beatty, M.D., Medical Director of the Emergency Department. “This project has accomplished more than improved access and reduced wait times. It is a testament of our commitment to put patients first and allows us to continue to have the privilege to care for hundreds of families now and for future generations.”
Sutter Amador Hospital became affiliated with Sutter Health in 1991. Since then, Sutter has continued its commitment to delivering personalized care through its not-for-profit mission within the community. As an entire network, Sutter Health places millions of dollars back into its communities each year. Through these investments and partnerships, Sutter Health is caring for people without health insurance, improving health care facilities and adding vital programs and services. In Amador County alone, Sutter Health provided nearly $5 million in charity care in 2013.
“Sutter Amador Hospital has been a long-term partner to our entire county for years,” said Jackson Mayor Pat Crew. “We are pleased to continue our collaboration with them so our residents may continue to access health care locally.”
Sutter Amador Hospital is affiliated with Sutter Health, a not-for-profit, community-based health system located throughout Northern California. For more information about Sutter Amador Hospital, visit www.sutteramador.org.