As the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento midtown expansion project nears completion, final street improvements with the City of Sacramento are underway and are scheduled to continue through May 21. The area of work extends from K Street to Capitol Avenue between 27th and 29th streets. It involves lowering manholes, grinding, repairing, overlaying and paving, sealing and striping.
Depending on the work to be completed, there will be traffic controls in place that include partial to full lane closures, as well as street closures. The overlaying and paving will occur the second week in the evenings and overnight (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) due to the possibility of street closures. There is noise from grinding and trucks, as well as smells from paving and sealing associated with this work.
Here is the day-to-day schedule of street activities: Read More about Lane Closures Planned as Final Street Improvements Begin
Because the new acute-care facility is a half-block distance from the Capital City Freeway, the sign can be seen by travelers and commuters.
The signage matches the rebranding that the Sutter Health network of hospitals, doctors and medical foundations undertook in the past couple of years, with the new Plus logo and the name of the facility — Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento — underneath the bolder Sutter Health name. Read More about Sutter Health Sign Goes Up on New Women’s and Children’s Center
During his time off, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Anesthesiologist Hal Humphreys, M.D., likes to soar among the clouds in his Cessna 182. He recently took Senior Media Producer John Milne up to take photos and video. John then matched some of the shots to ones he took before the SMCS expansion construction began. The photos show what Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson called “a model in-fill project.” The existing Sutter buildings on the left are Sutter General Hospital, Sutter Cancer Center (now called the Buhler Specialty Pavilion) and the Old Tavern. On the right side of each set of photos includes the addition of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center and the Sutter Capitol Pavilion, along with a series of bridges or spanning structures connecting the entire campus. Click on each photo to see a larger version of it.
A Calstar air ambulance made the first helicopter landing March 24 on the helistop that tops the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center during an equipment inspection. Check out a video of the landing by clicking here.The helicopter traveled south above the Capital City Freeway and activated the helistop’s perimeter lights before landing. As soon as the copter blades stopped spinning, the pilot gave a thumbs up, signaling all was safe for those waiting inside the Women’s and Children’s Center’s 10th floor – called the vestibule – to come out and greet them.
In April, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Calstar are planning four training sessions for nursing, transport and other health-care teams to prepare to receive patients by air when the expanded campus opens Aug. 8. Most of these patients will be preemies and other sick babies who will be flown to Sutter Medical Center’s new, state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. The life-saving NICU serves 26 counties throughout Northern California, southern Oregon and western Nevada.
It’s fun and informative, but it’s no child’s play. Dr. Paul Walsh, medical director of the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Pediatric Emergency Department, has begun teaching children’s emergency care to nurses in the new peds emergency room that will open on Aug. 8 in the Ose Adams Medical Pavilion — the new name for Sutter General Hospital.
In one recent session in a Sutter General Hospital Emergency Department bay, nine nurses were gathered around a life-sized mannequin that appropriately squeals, grunts and even screams with each intervention by a nurse or physician as the team assesses the patient’s condition. Monitors engaged, clinical values blurted and equipment directives are all given with authority. Add a crying mother, a distraught father and the elevation of tension that comes with many emergent situations. Read More about Sutter Nurses Prepare for Dedicated Emergency Room for Children