The sidewalk on 29th Street next to the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center, between L Street and Capitol Avenue, has been opened to the public. A stroll next to the new hospital illustrates the beauty of the architecture and landscaping. Look for the sidewalk on the Capitol Avenue side of the Women’s and Children’s Center to open up in the coming weeks. Click on the photo for a larger view.
By Nicolas Townes, Boldt Marketing Associate
Forget orange. Pink is the new macho color as construction crews put the finishing touches on the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center.
In an effort to increase breast cancer awareness, KHS&S Suspended Ceiling Installer Jonny “T-Bar” Nelson and his granddaughter have produced plain and tie-dye pink shirts, and Nelson and other personnel have been wearing these shirts to work every Wednesday.
“I started doing this in September (2013) when my 13-year-old granddaughter, Aria, started coming into her womanhood and learning about the risks of breast cancer,” Nelson said. “My daughter – Aria’s mother – and I decided it would be a good idea to turn this serious issue into a fun art project.”
The high-visibility pink shirts replace the workers’ typical orange or lime shirts. Each shirt can take Nelson and his granddaughter up to five hours to produce and are designed in a 1960s-era style. Read More about Pink Is the New Orange During Hospital Construction
The bridge connecting the Buhler Specialty Pavilion and the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center is mostly complete and is awaiting for the time when Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is ready to begin equipment moves and staff training in the new hospital, which is expected during the summer. The new, expanded campus is scheduled to open next winter.
When the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center opens, it will make history as one of the most advanced and comprehensive hospitals for the care of mothers, babies and kids in the nation. And right next door is a piece of Sacramento history honored by our nation.
The Old Tavern, which Sutter Health has owned since 1967, has been part of Sacramento’s history for 165 years and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. A mixture of architectural styles prevalent in Sacramento construction in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Old Tavern is separated only by a driveway from the strikingly modern Women’s and Children’s Center. Read More about Old West Meets Modern Hospital
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. Read More about A New Capitol Address for Expanded Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
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.