Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sutter Amador Hospital CEO recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

JACKSON, CA – Becker’s Hospital Review has named Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt (pictured left) as one of the ’130 women hospital and health system leaders to know.’
Becker’s, a national publication that provides business and legal news as well as analysis about hospitals and health systems, noted that leaders on the list are executives from across the nation. From multi-state health systems to 25-bed critical access hospitals, the leaders represented wear multiple hats within their health systems to promote organizational growth as well as compassionate care.
Also included on the list is Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health, and Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., CEO of Medical Foundations of Sutter Health Bay Area. The publication notes the leaders represented all face the challenges of running a healthcare organization head-on.

"It's an honor to be recognized among these leaders at Sutter Health and throughout the nation," said Platt, who was also recently elected to serve on the California Hospital Association Executive Committee as the rural healthcare center chair in 2018.

Earlier this year, Platt was recognized by Becker’s for being one of the ‘top 60 rural CEOs to know.’ In 2016, Sutter Amador Hospital won the ‘100 Best Places to Work’ by Modern Healthcare under her leadership. This year, the hospital has opened a new Progressive Care Unit, added a new 64-slice CT scanner, welcomed two new surgeons, significantly cut emergency department wait times and added telestroke and telepsychiatry services. The hospital has also installed advanced technology and lifesaving equipment in the hospital’s Family Birth Center and Emergency Department thank to generous community philanthropic support.
“We are continuously focusing on providing our patients with high quality care,” said Platt. “That includes expanding services and improving the health of our region. In 2018, we will open our new Infusion Center to provide comprehensive care and chemotherapy treatments locally.”
Anne Platt has been the CEO at Sutter Amador Hospital for more than 12 years. Prior to Sutter Health, Platt worked with Banner Health as CEO of East Morgan County Hospital where she was the recipient of the Colorado Rural Health Excellence Award. She has also worked in chief executive roles in South Dakota, Wyoming and Minnesota and is a strong advocate for rural health policy.

Ms. Platt was elected to serve on the California Hospital Association Executive Committee and Board of Trustees as the Rural Healthcare Center Chair in 2018. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and served on the AHA Governing Council for Small and Rural Hospitals. Ms. Platt has served as an AHA delegate, a board member for the Colorado Hospital Association as well as the California Rural Hospital Advisory Committee. She is also a board member for the Amador County Business Council, the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras counties and the Amador Ambulatory Surgery Center.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Amador Yoga: Yogi Fit Challenge 2018

Get ready for our Yogi Fit Challenge! Commit to start the new year with a new focus on taking care of you. Only $34 for the month!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Amador ACEs Collaborative Meeting - Tues Jan 9

Amador ACEs Collaborative meeting
Tuesday, January 9
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
975 Broadway, Jackson
Join the movement to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), heal trauma, and build resilience! Be part of our local initiative to lead Amador County in addressing the impact of ACEs on families, their effects on our community, and help guide the conversation in how local efforts can build a resilient Amador. For more information and to RSVP, please call the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council at 223-5921.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2018”

Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again be hosting Smile for Kids to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare – children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment – on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event appointments will be scheduled in advance starting Monday, January 22 2018These appointments will be filled on a first-come-first served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group at (209) 223-2712.  Once the schedule is full they will no longer accept additional patients. 

To qualify for treatment, children must be 2-18 years of age, qualify for free or reduced fee school lunches, WIC or CHDP, be a resident of Amador County, and they must not be covered by private dental insurance.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child throughout the appointment. 

“Children who meet the program requirements may receive, at no cost, a complete dental exam and x-rays, as needed,” stated Craig Kinzer, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group.  “We will also provide a teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment and prescription, sealants, orthodontic evaluations, and other emergency dental care as time allows.   The dental staff and volunteers who participate in Smiles for Kids feel very fortunate to be able to give back to the community on this special day.”

The doctors and their staff have provided this service to the community on a volunteer basis for over 32 years.  Smiles for Kids also provides an opportunity to educate both the child and parent about how the effects of poor oral health extend far beyond problems in the mouth, often causing other health related issues.

“Every child deserves a healthy smile,” quoted Dwight Simpson, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group.  “Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America and is largely preventable.  Untreated dental disease is very painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional and social development.  This Smiles for Kids event is one way we can become part of the solution and help give the children in our community healthy smiles for life.”

As in past years, crucial follow-up treatment may be provided through the Sacramento District Dental Society’s Adopt-a-Child Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care Programs.  Several local dentists will also be providing these services right here in Amador County as part of the Adopt-a-Child Program.  Children requiring Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care follow-up appointments may be assigned to a specialist to receive necessary endodontic, periodontic, pediatric, orthodontic and oral surgery treatments.

 For more information contact Jackson Creek Dental Group at (209) 223-2712.

Jackson Creek Dental Group Smiles for Kids 2018 photo caption:  

Pictured above is Rachel Maita, RDH with one of the Smiles for Kids patients.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Sutter Amador Hospital supports families in need during holidays

Holiday spirit was on display this month as employees from Sutter Amador Hospital and affiliates throughout Sutter Health generously donated thousands of holiday gifts to families in need as part of Sutter Health’s Adopt-a-Family program. Truckloads of gifts were delivered to more than 250 families in 10 counties in time for Christmas.

“It is an amazing thing to see boxes upon boxes of gifts pour in from our employees to help families that may not have experienced Christmas without our support,” said Jody Boetzer, senior development officer who helped organized gift donations from the Sutter Amador Foundation Board. “When these gifts arrive at the homes of the families on Christmas, the children wake up and believe that something magical happened and it is so heartwarming to be a part of that.”

Sutter Health has supported the Adopt-a-Family program for the past 10 years, generously providing needed supplies and gifts to less fortunate families from Amador County to Yuba County.

Sutter Amador Hospital sponsored those families served by Nexus Youth and Family Services, which supports low income and families experiencing hardship in Jackson, Ione and Pine Grove.
“It’s about giving those families in need a little help and joy this holiday season,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It is a wonderful feeling to see how Sutter Amador Hospital employees have gone above and beyond to help make Christmas a joyous time for so many.”

Each year, Sutter Health partners with local agencies and receives a wish list from participating families for employees to shop from. Gifts range from the bare necessities such as clothes, shoes, coats and sweaters to fun items for the kids including toys, sports equipment, electronics, movies and games. Partner agencies include Nexus Youth & Family Services, Valley Crisis Center, Kids First, Child Abuse Prevention Council, Lincoln Lighthouse, Women’s Center Youth and Family Services, Fighting Back Partnership, Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus, Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Hand of Hope.

“Not only does Sutter Health care about our patients, but we care about those who are less fortunate,” said Boetzer. “I am proud to be part of an organization that comes together for our patients, our communities and our families to improve lives and provide holiday cheer.”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CA Tribal TANF: Healthy Holiday Treats - Tues Dec 19

Amador ACEs Collaborative Meeting - Tues Dec 12

Our next ACES Collaborative meeting will be held Tuesday, December 12, from 3:00-5:00pm at our building here, 975 Broadway, in Jackson.

We'd love to see you there!  Please RSVP either to or give us a call at (209) 223-5921.

Below is a flyer so you can help spread the word and invite anyone you think that might benefit from being a part of this group.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call!
Tracy Carlton & Erika Simmons
Program Coordinators
Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council
(209) 223-5921

Mailing Address:
PO Box 815     
Jackson, CA 95642

975 Broadway

Jackson, CA 95642