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Sutter Health Sign Goes Up on New Women’s and Children’s Center

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 | 0 comments

ALWCC 4_17 aThe Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento sign was installed today on the left side of the top level of the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center by construction workers.

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

Check Out Before and After Photos of the Expanded Midtown Campus

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 | 0 comments

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Looking to the east. Notice how the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center really dwarfs the Old Tavern.

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A closer look of the campus looking toward the east.

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The view of the campus looking west.

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A look at the expanded campus looking southwest. At the top of the recent photo you can see the Sutter Community Garage.

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.

Old West Meets Modern Hospital

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 | 0 comments

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 new Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center towers over the Old Tavern, one of the oldest buildings in Sacramento.

The new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center towers over the Old Tavern, one of the oldest buildings in Sacramento.

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

A New Capitol Address for Expanded Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 | 0 comments

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

Display at Sutter Memorial Hospital Showcases Site’s Future

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 | 0 comments

SMH Stonebridge DisplayA large display showing the future of the Sutter Memorial Hospital site has been installed near the hospital’s main elevators on the first floor. The display shows the proposed neighborhood of up to 125 homes, a small mixed-use building, plus the many engaging park areas. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento partnered with StoneBridge Properties to conceptualize and entitle the redevelopment, referred to as Sutter Park. Sutter Park was designed with much community feedback and contributes to the livability and character of the surrounding neighborhood. For more details on the project, go to www.sutterparkneighborhood.com.

Famous Fred Uhl Ball Artwork in Sutter General Hospital to Remain

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 | 0 comments

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 patchwork effect works perfectly to show the different landscapes of the Sacramento Valley.

The patchwork effect works perfectly to show the different landscapes of the Sacramento Valley.

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.

The Fred Uhl Ball artwork is in two pieces in the Sutter General Hospital Lobby.

The Fred Uhl Ball artwork is in two pieces in the Sutter General Hospital Lobby.

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.