Friday, December 21, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Amador County Public Health is conducting an investigation of an active tuberculosis (TB) case documented within Mule Creek State Prison.
Post Date: 12/05/2018 1:38 PM
Amador County Public Health is conducting an investigation of an active tuberculosis (TB) case documented within Mule Creek State Prison. The local health department is working with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Mule Creek State Prison, as well as the California Department of Health Tuberculosis Control Branch.
Mule Creek State Prison is following all local health department medical and health guidance and is fully cooperating with the case contact inquiry. “TB control measures, case treatment, and thorough contact investigations have been instituted in close collaboration with our correctional facility partners,” states Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that usually affects the lungs. TB bacteria are spread from person to person through the air. TB germs are transmitted when a person with TB disease coughs, sneezes, laughs, or sings.
For more information on TB visit: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/howtbspreads.htm
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sierra Learning Community ~ Building Resilience Series
Thursday, November 8
5:00 - 7:00 pm
975 Broadway, Jackson
Build resilient communities by fostering trust and finding champions. Explore how innovative Child Abuse Prevention Month activities can promote resilience. Learn self-care strategies for helping professionals, to keep you motivated!
Please enroll at https://strategiesca.
Free QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) TrainingWednesday, November 7
19877 Conductor Blvd, Sutter Creek. Conference Room A
These trainings are designed to help all of us identify and refer suicidal persons to professionals who can assess, manage, and treat the underlying illnesses that promote suicidal behavior. Presented by Ken Baldwin. To RSVP, please contact Vanessa at 223-6315.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
JACKSON, CA– Sutter Amador Hospital has been named by Modern Healthcare as a ‘Best Place to Work.’ The hospital ranked number 7 among healthcare provider/insurer by Modern Healthcare’s 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The hospital was also recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2016.
“I am grateful to our entire hospital community– employees, physicians and volunteers –who are dedicated to delivering quality patient care to our region,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “It is an honor to be recognized among the best places to work in the country.”
Sutter Amador Hospital and Sutter Davis Hospital were the only two facilities in Northern California among this year’s recipients with more than 400 organizations that applied nationwide.
Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work survey is conducted with an extensive employee survey.
“Our award winners can be proud of the role they played in elevating the standard for workplace excellence. They have the judgment, drive and resilience to solve healthcare’s most significant challenges through our most important resource: people. They are pushing the envelope and creating a more engaged and productive workforce, all while tackling the ever-present challenges of cost, safety, quality and access,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare.
Last month, Sutter Amador Hospital was also recognized by NRC Health as a top-performing hospital and health system that exhibits exceptional commitment to understanding the patients’ care journey.
NRC Health has helped healthcare organizations illuminate and improve the moments that matter most to patients, residents, physicians, nurses and staff. Today, NRC Health is honored to recognize top-performing hospitals and health systems that have exhibited an exceptional commitment to understanding each individual’s complete care journey.
“The Excellence Award recognizes elite organizations that have received the highest ratings in overall satisfaction by patients and their families,” said Platt. “As a community-focused hospital, we understand that we are caring for our friends and neighbors, we always aim to do that with compassionate and quality care.”
"Each year our partners inspire us with their commitment to service,” says Helen Hardy, Senior Vice President of Client Service at NRC Health. “The individuals at these organizations show a genuine understanding for their patients, which is revealed in their extraordinary, compassionate care. It is always a special pleasure for us to honor and recognize these efforts with the Excellence Award. We congratulate Sutter Amador Hospital for embodying human understanding and demonstrating a commitment to patient-centered care.”
About Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is the most trusted business news and information brand in the healthcare industry. Combining the power of a print publication, 24-7 digital news products, robust research and event platforms, Modern Healthcare empowers healthcare leaders and influencers to make timely and informed business decisions.
About NRC Health
For 37 years, NRC Health (NASDAQ: NRC) has been committed to achieving human understanding and bringing healthcare organizations closer to their customers than ever before by illuminating and improving the key moments that define an experience and build trust. Guided by their uniquely empathic heritage, proprietary methods, skilled associates, and holistic approach, NRC Health helps its customers design experiences that exceed expectations, inspire loyalty, and improve well-being among patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
JACKSON, CA – Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of protecting members of the community from the flu and will host two free community flu clinics at the hospital.
“Getting a flu shot each year is an easy way to potentially avoid getting the flu and spreading it to your family,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “We are happy to partner to provide two free flu clinics this fall and encourage everyone to attend to help protect the most vulnerable in our community.”
Cases of influenza can show up as early as October, with the flu season lasting through April. No matter your age, gender or zip code, you are at risk of getting the flu. Getting an annual flu shot is the first and most important step in preventing its spread. Sutter Amador Hospital recommends that everyone in the community, who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated.
The flu is a serious virus that can cause severe illness. Flu symptoms are similar to the common cold: fatigue, developing a cough and normal daily activities cannot be completed. When it comes to the flu, everyone is at risk, even very healthy people.
“After a very widespread and serious flu season last year, we have seen firsthand the impact the flu can have on our community,” said Melody Montgomery, chief nurse executive at Sutter Amador Hospital. “It can lead to missed workdays, visits to the doctor, urgent care and emergency room, more antibiotic use, and flu-related complications and hospitalization. We hope people will take advantage of these free flu clinics and stay healthy this flu season.”
Flu Clinic Details:
Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sutter Amador Hospital
Outpatient Services Center
100 Mission Blvd., Jackson
Attendees are asked to help support those in need in our community by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank.
PLEASE NOTE: Flu immunizations will not be available at Amador County schools to this is a wonderful opportunity to have your children immunized at no cost to you. The flu shots are available to anyone over the age of 3. For children under the age of three, please contact your primary care provider to obtain a vaccination.
These community clinics are possible thanks to the partnership with Amador County Public Health, Sutter Medical Foundation, Amador County Unified School District and Sutter Amador Hospital.
For more information about the free community flu clinic, please call 209-223-7500 or visit sutteramador.org.