A New Capitol Address for Expanded Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
In 1940, a Sacramento city beautification project led to the renaming of M Street. Since the California State Capitol and its park are located in the middle of M Street, the city renamed it Capitol Avenue, distinguishing it from the bland alphabet- and numeral-named streets in the heart of the city. It also makes it easier for visitors to find the state Capitol.
When the expanded Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus opens next winter, it will be christened with a new, more distinguished address: 2825 Capitol Ave. That address is for both the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center and Sutter General Hospital, which will be renamed the Ose Adams Medical Pavilion.
Why one address for both hospitals? Because the two acute-care facilities are seamlessly connected by a three-story spanning structure and will be considered one large, comprehensive hospital, called Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. The main entrance to the medical center will be from Capitol Avenue onto a drive that will take patients and visitors to the campus’ grand entryway on the first floor of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Hence, the Capitol Avenue address will make it easier for patients and visitors to find the medical center and access its services.
While that address will be new, the Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building – which is being renamed the Sutter Specialty Pavilion – will keep its current address, 2800 L St.
Remember: Sacramento is the capital of California and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will be located just off the Capital City Freeway. But Capitol Avenue is named after the actual building, which is the state Capitol. That’s Capitol with an “o.” (Yes, it confuses us, too.)
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