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All Day February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
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11:00 AM Enjoy A Unique Mountain Dining Experience at The Meadow Cafe
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Tuesday, Mar 3
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02/14/2020 - Support the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras in Their Take a Chance on Love Valentine's Drawing
Jackson, CA...Support the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras in Their Take a Chance on Love Valentine's Drawing. Our 11th Annual 'Take a Chance on Love' Valentine's Day Drawing will be held at our Jackson Thrift Store on Friday, Feb. 14 with KVGC broadcasting our winning tickets live as they're drawn! Support your local Hospice by purchasing tickets for this drawing!




Who We Are
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is an independent, non-profit healthcare provider of end-of- life care,
and spiritual and psychological support to patients facing a terminal illness. Our grief support services
are available as a free resource to the entire community, including children.

Our interdisciplinary team includes doctors, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical social
workers, spiritual care providers, hospice aides, and volunteers.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and
Medicare/MediCal certified. We receive financial support from Medicare, HMOs, MediCal and private
insurance providers. However, as an independent non-profit, we rely on the support of community
donors to eliminate the shortfalls that are not covered by insurance. In over 35 years, we have never
turned away a patient for the inability to pay.

We proudly serve Amador and Calaveras Counties.

Mission:

The mission of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is to provide exceptional end-of- life care to everyone in
our community who needs it regardless of their ability to pay, and to educate and collaborate with
health care providers and community members at large in promoting exceptional end-of- life care.

Vision:

As a highly-skilled and compassionate team, our vision is to sustain and continually improve our ability
to provide extraordinary care in our community both today and into the future, so that members of our
community select Hospice of Amador & Calaveras as their preeminent choice for hospice care.

Values:

Active Listening
Compassion and Empathy
Quality and Excellence
Honesty and Trust
Appreciation
Professionalism and Accountability
02/19/2020 - James Dalton Medical Office Completed in Angels Camp! Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Feb. 19th!
Angels Camp, CA...Hometown health care is now state-of-the-art with completion of the James Dalton Medical Office. The new facility is part of Mark Twain Medical Center’s network of clinics and specialty centers serving Calaveras County communities. The facility at 590 Stanislaus Street has been approved for licensing by the State of California and will welcome its first patients on February 13, 2020. “This is a community effort,” says Doug Archer, President and CEO of MTMC. “It has taken over ten years to make this a reality and it would not have happened without the perseverance of the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation. Through its generous donors, the Foundation has contributed $2.6 million for the $7.5 million project.”



“The power of caring for one another should never be overlooked,” he adds. “This project illustrates the power of friends and neighbors working together to better their community.”

“It is fitting that the facility is named for the late James Dalton, long-time Foundation board member with a vision for expanding local health care services. The Dalton Family are generous donors to this project.”
As a comprehensive health care clinic services will include primary care, including women and pediatric services, along with orthopedics, tele-psychiatrics, counseling services, laboratory and diagnostic imaging.

“The James Dalton Medical Office will offer residents of Angels Camp and neighboring communities on the Highway 4 corridor the opportunity to establish local health care relationships with primary care physicians,” Archer notes. “That is a key first step in achieving and maintaining good health.”

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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. For more information, please visit our website at www.marktwainmedicalcenter.org. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.
02/03/2020 - February is American Heart Month! Free Cholesterol Tests For Women All Month Long!
San Andreas, CA...We can help save your life! Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. FREE Complete Cholesterol Tests for Women during February Provided by Soroptimist International of Calaveras County. Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC) provides financial support for this vital test during February, working with Mark Twain Medical Center. Since 1947, SICC has improved the lives of women and girls in Calaveras County. To learn more call 753.9700.


February is American Heart Month
We are celebrating the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" movement. Since 2004 "Go Red" has raised awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and has also promoted healthy lifestyle choices for everyone.

This test could literally save your life! Every woman should have a complete cholesterol test (lipid panel) that measures good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides that includes a risk evaluation for heart disease and stroke.
V. Dignity Health. Family Medical Centers & Mark Twain Medical Center Appointments 754.2968 FREE at Select Family Medical Centers and the Hospital James Dalton Medical Office 736.0813 Arnold 795.4193 Copperopolis 785.7000 590 Stanislaus Street • Angels Camp Meadowmont Center Lake Tulloch Plaza Valley Springs 772.9538 Mark Twain Medical Center 754.3521 La Contenta Plaza 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas


02/14/2020 - A Plan 4 Me Heart Health = Everything Seminar on Feb. 14th
San Andreas, CA...January 13, 2020 –A healthy heart is essential to overall health and well-being. Mark Twain Medical Center will host a special workshop on Feb. 14 focusing on how to achieve and maintain heart health. Heart Health = Everything is from 10 a.m. to noon in the MTMC Education Center. A complimentary luncheon follows the workshop and free CPR training is also available.


“It’s fitting that this workshop focuses on heart health,” notes Doug Archer, President and CEO of MTMC. “February is American Heart Month and this program features insightful discussion on many aspects of this important topic.”
“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men AND women. The message is universal – it’s essential to take care of your heart,” he adds. “We think those attending Heart Health = Everything may be surprised to learn of the many specialized local resources available to help.”

Topics are--
 Simple Steps to Manage Blood Pressure
 Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women
 Cardiac Services Close to Home
 Our Technology to Diagnose Heart Health
 Save a Life – Learn Hands Only CPR in a Few Minutes

Speakers are Laura Keller, Family Nurse Practitioner; Denise Mordue-Lane, Nurse Practitioner- Women’s Health; Jaymee Loverin, RN, Cardiac Services; Gary Arvin, Director of Imaging Services and Jana Carter, RN, Education Manager. There will be a special guest testimonial from a community member about her heart emergency scare and her successful outcome.

Heart Health = Everything is part of the ongoing “A Plan 4 Me” workshop series held at Mark Twain Medical Center on topics of interest to the Calaveras community.

Workshop seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve now; contact Nicki Stevens, MTMC Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at 754-5919.

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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. For more information, please visit our website at. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.
11/12/2019 - 19th Annual Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Tree of Lights Memorial Celebration is December 5th
Jackson, CA...The 19th Annual Tree of Lights memorial celebration honoring loved ones who have passed will be held Thursday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hospice administrative offices located at 1500 S. Hwy 49, in Jackson. Please join the Hospice team as they light their beautiful 14-ft. blue spruce, donated and planted last year by Chad and Erika Simmons of Simmons Landscape. This tree will serve as the agency’s Tree of Lights for years to come. After the opening welcome by Hospice Chaplain George Stathos, the evening will include music, candle lighting, reading of the names, lighting of the Tree of Lights and refreshments.


To commemorate a loved one on the Tree of Lights, please visit www.hospiceofamador.org and click on the event flier on the homepage. You may also download and print the flier our website or Facebook page and mail to HOAC at the address listed above or call our office at 223-5500. For each $15 donation, your loved one’s name will be included on the memorial board and read aloud at the ceremony. Each year, the Tree of Lights continues to grow, honoring our community’s loved ones who have passed.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, the two-county region’s only independent, non-profit hospice agency.

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11/08/2019 - Free Dental Care For Veterans on Freedom Day November 8th at 1st Impressions Dentistry
Angels Camp, CA...Free Dental Care For Veterans on Freedom Day November 8th at 1st Impressions Dentistry in Angels Camp on November 8th, 2019.

11/07/2019 - Prevent Flu this Season by Getting a Flu Shot! Free Flu Shots on November 7th!
San Andreas, CA...Dr. Dean Kelaita, Health Officer, is urging Calaveras County residents to get vaccinated against influenza (the flu) this season as soon as possible. In California, flu usually begins to increase in late November or December. It takes a couple of weeks after vaccination for the body to respond fully, so now is the time to get vaccinated to have the best protection as the flu season begins.


“Deaths related to flu are tragic reminders that the flu virus needs to be taken very seriously,” said Dr. Kelaita. “A yearly flu shot is the best way to protect against infection and prevent others from coming down with the flu.” A person with flu may be contagious and infect others before they even feel sick. This season your health care provider may be offering several different kinds of injectable influenza vaccines, such as the regular version or high dose version for those over 65. Calaveras County Public Health expects there to be enough injectable vaccine to meet the expected demand.

Each year, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and, sometimes, tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.

To reduce this threat, an annual flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, including pregnant women. Flu shots are needed every year to maintain the greatest protection, because the vaccine changes each season to match the viruses that are circulating.

Common symptoms of the flu include fever or feeling feverish, a cough and/or sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, chills, fatigue and body aches. Children may also have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

To stop the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses, you should also:  Stay home when you are sick and limit your contact with others  Cover your coughs or sneezes with your sleeve or a disposable tissue  Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer  Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

Calaveras County residents are urged to contact their health care provider, physician’s office, clinic or pharmacy about obtaining the flu vaccine. Calaveras Health & Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will be having their annual drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Thursday November 7, 2019, 10am-2pm. No cost flu vaccine will be available to persons over the age of ten years old, while supplies last. For more information please call Calaveras County Public Health Division at (209)754-6460.
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10/23/2019 - Buy Your Drinks & Treats at Day-O Espresso on October 23rd & 24th!
San Andreas, CA...BUY YOUR DRINKS AND TREATS AT DAY-O, SAN ANDREAS, OCTOBER 23-24 TO HELP CHILDREN AND TEENS IN GRIEF. On Wednesday and Thursday, October 23rd and 24th, Day-O Espresso and Smoothies in San Andreas will donate 10% of your purchase to the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras GRIEFBUSTER Program! Griefbusters are Volunteers trained by Hospice of Amador & Calaveras to help children and teens, ages 5-19, who are grieving the death of someone they love.


This program is provided FREE OF CHARGE and open to ALL grieving youngsters in Amador and Calaveras counties. To learn more about the Griefbuster Program, visit the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Griefbuster webpage at: http://hospiceofamador.org/griefbusters/ For more information about all Hospice of Amador and Calaveras services or
10/18/2019 - Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center Grand Opening on October 18th
Valley Springs, CA...The Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center is slated to open with a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, October 18, 2019 located at 51 Wellness Way in Valley Springs - corner of Hwy 26 and Vista del Lago. It will begin at 10:00 am with a guest speaker and a ribbon cutting at 11:00 am. Then tour the new facility right after, with light refreshments served.


The Center will provide primary care, pediatric care, internal medicine, vaccinations, dentistry, radiology and laboratory services. It will be open Monday-Friday 8-5pm. We will see patients starting on Wednesday, October 16, therefore you can call now to make an appointment at 772-7070.

Because the center will be a federally designated “Rural Health Clinic” the target patient population is Medi-Cal, Medicare-Medi-Cal, and managed Medi-Cal. That said, anyone with any insurance may receive appointments and care and we expect about 20% of our patients to be Medicare, commercial insurance, or cash pay. Everyone is welcome.

The Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center is wholly owned and operated by the Mark Twain Health Care District.

“We are really excited about serving the community and providing access to care, customer service, and quality care at the highest level possible,” says Dr. Randy Smart, MTHCD CEO.

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10/24/2019 - Tina Macuha Headlines ‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon on Oct. 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center
San Andreas, CA...Breast cancer survivor Tina Macuha, one of the Sacramento region’s most popular television personalities, will headline the Oct. 24 Steps to Kick Cancer Luncheon presented by Mark Twain Medical Center. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a tented pavilion on the hospital grounds. Tina has appeared on the CW31/CBS13 morning show "Good Day Sacramento" since its inception in 1995, covering just about any topic you can imagine on this fast-paced, fun show. In April 2009, she shared her breast cancer story on the show. Recently marking her tenth anniversary as a survivor, Tina continues to share her journey at many breast cancer events.




Tina Macuha, anchor of the "Good Day Sacramento" morning show on CW31/CBS13, is featured speaker at the Oct. 24
‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon at Mark Twain Medical Center.

MTMC president and CEO Doug Archer notes, “We are so excited that Tina will be here to help us mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Mark Twain Medical Center. Our Steps to Kick Cancer Luncheon will focus on our resources to diagnose, treat and triumph over breast cancer.”

Tina will provide a special focus on the final step --“surviving confidently.”
Tina adds, “It’s important we hear from fellow survivors not only to gain support but to learn about the journeys we’ve taken. Often times we feel alone and don’t have people to talk to, but this event is a plus for the community.”

The luncheon program will include the MTMC Care Team, explaining the Steps to Kick Cancer –
1. Self-exam, routinely; 2. Mammogram, annually; 3. Diagnosis, frightfully; 4. Treatment, optimistically. Tina will share Step 5. – Surviving, confidently.

In keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s traditional pink theme – luncheon organizers will use pink shoes as fun elements for promotions and decor. Attendees are urged to wear pink shoes to qualify for special prizes. Community groups are supporting the event with entries for a PINK SHOE ART SHOW – watch for details soon.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve now; contact Nicki Stevens, MTMC Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at 754-5919.

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About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute
care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad
range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being
a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers.
More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is
a member of Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information,
please visit our
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