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
Sacramento art lovers, we have great news: The 50-foot copper enameled mural depicting the Sacramento River and neighboring landscape that was commissioned for the opening of Sutter General Hospital will continue to adorn the lobby walls as SGH is remodeled into the Ose Adams Medical Pavilion.
The mural, titled “The Great Sacramento Valley,” was the last work of celebrated enamel artist Fred Uhl Ball of Sacramento, who died in September 1985 a few months after being assaulted in his studio. Ball had designed the artwork and, at the time of the attack, was creating the copper pieces that were shaped to fit together perfectly to depict the patchwork look of the farmland and river scenes. Ball’s mother and an associate completed and installed the piece, and it was unveiled in December 1986, a few months before Sutter General Hospital officially opened.
And in an ironic twist: Ball’s first public art show was with local artist Jerald Silva, who was commissioned to create artwork for the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Some of Silva’s large “Steamy Windows” watercolors of Sacramento landmarks are already installed on the second floor of SGH, near the spanning structure.
The Sutter General lobby is currently being renovated and, when the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center opens next year, it will become the lobby for the expanded Emergency Department. All other inpatient and outpatient registrations will occur in the Women’s and Children’s Center lobby when it opens.
Our Children’s Advisory Board made up of local business leaders, volunteers, parents, physicians and staff recently toured the Women’s and Children’s Center to see the first-hand progress. The group was overwhelmed with excitement when they got to see the private patient rooms, large playrooms, family lounges and the overall focus on patient and family centered care the building will offer.
Hear from a few of the Children’s Advisory Members about how the new facility will help provide a healing space for our children:
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.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Spiritual Care Services celebrated the opening of the new Quiet Space at Sutter General Hospital last week. The brief but inspiring dedication service involved several employees and physicians of different faith traditions — as well as a patient and family member —offering their blessings for the room.
The Quiet Space is located on the second floor next to the space being prepared for the upcoming Au Bon Pain café.
Here are the blessings offered by Sutter employees representing several faiths: Read More about Quiet Space Dedicated by Staff of Several Faiths
Take time to pause and reflect, meditate or pray in our new Quiet Space at Sutter General Hospital/Ose Adams Medical Pavilion.
The Quiet Space opened Nov. 12 as a place for employees, visitors and patients to renew their spirits through quiet reflection or through a spiritual practice from their faith tradition. The Quiet Space will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is located on the 2nd floor.