2013 Funding Priorities
2013 Matching Grant Opportunity:
Advancing Surgical Care in Amador County—$300,000
Double your investment by supporting Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation’s 2013 Matching Grant. For every dollar you give, Sutter Health will double it!
|By the numbers|
|Gifts to matching grant||$150,000|
|Sutter Health matching funds||$150,000|
|Total cost of equipment||$300,000|
Investment in this project will enable Sutter Amador Hospital to improve access and strengthen general and orthopedic surgery capabilities so that more community members will be able to receive advanced, life-changing treatment and care locally. Advanced equipment will improve quality and clinical outcomes, and will enable physicians and staff to better manage growth in surgical volume. The addition of two new general surgeons—available around the clock—will increase the number of cases and the need for philanthropic investment. Equipment needs include:
|Orthopedic fracture table||$105,000|
|Recovery room monitors||$70,000|
|Monitors for endoscopy||$10,000|
Patient Safety Enhancement—$210,000
The right tools and equipment can improve patient comfort and reduce injuries for patients, clinicians and staff. The hospital seeks to enhance its patient safety program with the following new equipment:
- Five medication cabinets to reduce errors, enhance medication management and security, control costs, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Two multipurpose stretcher chairs that enable patients to go from admission to procedure to discharge without transfer.
- One motorized gurney that reduces staff injuries by limiting manual movement.
- One stand-assisted lift that provides secure patient transfers and prevents caregiver injuries associated with transfers.
- Two emergency department gurneys designed to create efficiencies during medical crises.
- Six cardiac chairs that promote better circulation and provide relief to the lungs for cardiac and respiratory patients.
The Sutter Medical Foundation Women’s Health Center is the only provider of obstetrics care in Jackson and the surrounding communities, with one midwife and two physicians providing prenatal care to expectant mothers. The center seeks funding for a new ultrasound machine to replace the outdated system that is currently in use. Ultrasound is a critical tool for clinicians, used an average of 110 times per month—and growing—for such procedures as fetus positioning. In addition, it provides a “sneak preview” for expectant parents whose insurance limitations do not provide coverage beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Area of Greatest Need—$50,000
Unrestricted annual support provides flexible funding that enables Sutter Amador to respond to immediate and unexpected challenges and invest in new technologies or ideas that we cannot yet imagine.