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By Inna Gritsak, Marketing Associate, The Boldt Co.
Weak immune systems and dusty construction areas do not go well together. Because of this, Sutter Medical Center’s construction partner, the Boldt Co., is improving its infection control precautions to safeguard Sutter General Hospital patients and staff from construction-related infections.
More than a dozen infection control plastic barriers with zippers are being replaced with more durable and cost-effective storm doors as Sutter General Hospital is being renovated and transformed into the Ose Adams Medical Pavilion. Infection control barriers are required to prevent dust and other toxins from entering the occupied areas of the hospital during renovation.
So far, eight of these residential storm doors have been installed at Sutter General. Karen Newhouse, Boldt senior project manager, said eight more doors have been ordered and will be installed when they arrive.
Installing barriers is part of the hospital’s infection control protocol regulated by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. The extent of infection control depends on the hospital area and the type of construction work being performed. When an area is classified as class three or four by ASHE, an anteroom separating the construction area from the hospital is required. The anterooms at SGH are mostly negative pressure isolation rooms that construction workers must use to enter or exit any construction space connecting to an occupied hospital space. Read More about Storm Doors Improve Infection Control at Sutter General Hospital
As the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento expansion construction project continues to make progress toward its 2014 completion, there will be road and lane closures around the SMCS campus every once in a while to facilitate the necessary construction work.
From April 26 to May 1, there will be closures on 29th Street and on Capitol Avenue. Following are details:
29th Street Closure
In order to complete work on the new bridge connecting the South Parking Lot to the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center, 29th Street between L Street and Capitol Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Capitol Avenue Lane Closures
To facilitate utility work in the street, Capitol Avenue between 28th and 29th streets will have lane closures from Monday, April 29, through Wednesday, May 1. The barriers will begin mid-block so there will be access to the Biba restaurant valet. Here are details for each day:
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to construct “the medical campus of the future” in midtown Sacramento.
News 10 reporter Kate Larsen recently toured the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center and provided a firsthand look at the new hospital and the complete remodel of Sutter General Hospital. News 10 broadcast three different segments. We combined them into a package that you can view by clicking here.
Patients, physicians and staff can now walk between Sutter Capitol Pavilion and Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building without going outside through our new bridge.
New Span Over 28th Street to Open Friday, and 29th Street Bridge to Be Installed This Weekend
An integral aspect in the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento midtown expansion’s goal to provide all patient services under one roof will move two steps closer after this weekend.
One bridge is expected to be opened Friday, March 15, and another will be put in place by Monday, March 18, with only one bridge yet to be built. In all, six bridges – including the three-story spanning structure over L Street – will connect the entire campus, which is also connected by a series of tunnels at the basement level.
The bridge over 28th Street connecting the second floors of the Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center and the Sutter Capitol Pavilion outpatient services center and specialty physician office building is slated to open for public and staff use Friday morning. Read More about The Bridges of Sacramento County
SACRAMENTO — It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s not: A pedestrian bridge will be crawling up J Street early Saturday morning.
The 80-foot-long bridge will be making its way to its final destination at the corner of 29th and L streets and will link the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children Center to parking lot for visitors and physicians– one of a series of spans that will connect all of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s comprehensive services on one midtown campus.
The open-air, covered bridge, which was designed by Lionakis, was built off-site in order to minimize traffic interruptions at Sutter Medical Center’s midtown campus, which includes the construction of the Women’s and Children’s Center and a major renovation of Sutter General Hospital. The plan to construct the bridge at another location allowed 29th Street to be closed only on weekends.
The bridge was built at Viking Steel on Elder Creek Road and will be loaded onto a truck and brought up Interstate 5 to J Street. From there, it will turn right onto 29th Street to the corner of L Street. Transporting the bridge will begin at 4 a.m. Saturday and will take up to two hours.
29th Street will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday to allow crews to attach the bridge to both sides. Once the span is on the site, a crane will lift the 66,000-pound bridge into place and workers will work on Saturday and Sunday to ensure that it is properly secured. Read More about Sutter Medical Center Bridge Built Off-Site to Be Moved, Installed This Weekend
Starting the week of February 18, we will begin construction of the sidewalk on the south side of L Street at the entrance to the Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building and new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. While vehicle traffic will not be redirected during this time, there may be longer wait-times for patient drop-off and pick-up at our complimentary valet service.
If you are a patient with an upcoming appointment at the Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building and would like to request alternative drop-off accommodations, please contact your physician’s office. The L Street construction that impacts our valet service will be completed this summer.
For questions/concerns regarding our construction, please call (916) 454-7528.