The Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento ExpansionNavigation
A large display showing the future of the Sutter Memorial Hospital site has been installed near the hospital’s main elevators on the first floor. The display shows the proposed neighborhood of up to 125 homes, a small mixed-use building, plus the many engaging park areas. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento partnered with StoneBridge Properties to conceptualize and entitle the redevelopment, referred to as Sutter Park. Sutter Park was designed with much community feedback and contributes to the livability and character of the surrounding neighborhood. For more details on the project, go to www.sutterparkneighborhood.com.
The steel of the bridge that will connect the Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building to the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center has been constructed and crews will continue to work on the bridge and the canopy above it. This bridge will extend over the main driveway entrance to the new campus.
Meanwhile, workers have begun the terrazzo flooring in the Women’s and Children’s Center lobby that plans to be a showstopper when the building opens next year. Terrazzo flooring with complementary wall paneling and ceilings will give the lobby a luxurious, majestic look – a grand entrance, so to speak.
Originally, there was to be an escalator leading to the second floor, but it is now an extra-wide grand staircase. The staircase will match the lobby’s elegant look much more than the steel, mechanical stairs of the escalator. Elevators are nearby, so patients, visitors and staff will have that option, too.
Now that the Radiation Oncology Center elevators in the Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center have been taken out, construction crews are erecting the bridge that will connect the Buhler Building to the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. This will be the sixth bridge that links the midtown Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento hospitals together and to the outpatient services and physician offices at Sutter Capitol Pavilion, Buhler Building and Fort Sutter Medical Complex.
On the weekend of Oct. 26 and 27, L Street will be closed in order to deliver the bridge’s steel to the site. The set-up will be similar to when L Street was closed for the construction of the spanning structure, with valet parking for the Buhler Building and Sutter General Hospital flowing in the opposite direction. Traffic will exit through the SGH drop-off lane and turn right on 28th Street.
The sidewalk on the Sutter General Hospital side will remain open throughout the weekend, and all staff and visitors should enter at the main hospital lobby. For those going to the Buhler Building, please cross L Street at 28th Street or walk across the bridge that connects the hospital and Buhler.
The work will be completed by Monday, Oct. 28, and L Street will be back to normal for the workweek.
On Friday, Oct. 18, the restrooms on Sutter General Hospital’s second floor will close for renovation for about eight weeks. Restrooms on the first, third and fifth floors will be available for visitors, public and staff.
This area will serve as the main lobby for Sutter General Hospital until the expanded campus opens next fall. At that time, the lobby will become the waiting area and admissions for the expanded Emergency Department. Hospital admissions and visitors for the expanded midtown Sutter Medical Center campus will be through the first floor of the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center.
The new Sutter General lobby includes a new security desk and flooring that accentuates the famed Fred Uhl Ball ceramic and copper mural on the north wall.
The public restrooms on the first floor have also reopened, and the public restrooms on the second floor will close for upgrades.
The last of the departments and services on the Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center’s sixth floor have moved to new offices in the Old Tavern and Fort Sutter Medical Complex to make way for the construction of the new Sutter Medical Group offices for cardiologists and and other cardiac subspecialists.
The sixth floor of the Buhler Building will serve as the hub for SMG cardiology services, which include satellite offices in Citrus Heights, Folsom, Jackson and Davis. The sixth-floor build-out will house medical offices and some cardiac imaging and testing services. Currently, the SMG cardiology medical offices are located on the campus of Sutter Memorial Hospital, at 5301 F St., and they will move into their new Buhler suite in 2014.
These moves are necessary so that office space in the Buhler Building currently used for other services is converted into clinical space for our patients. This way, SMCS specialty physicians will be connected to the entire midtown campus, making our services more efficient for our patients, their families and our medical staff. This transformation is precipitating a new, more-appropriate name for the Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building: the Buhler Specialty Pavilion. Read More about Construction of Cardiology Suite Begins on Buhler’s Sixth Floor
The framing for the permanent canopy over the Donor Drive at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center was constructed over the past weekend. The second-story bridge to connect the Women’s and Children’s Center and the Buhler Building will be right underneath it, and the canopy will keep patients, visitors and staff dry during inclement weather at the entrance to the new hospital. That will be the main entrance for Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento when the expanded medical center opens next year.