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.
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.
Patients, physicians and staff can now walk between Sutter Capitol Pavilion and Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building without going outside through our new bridge.
New Span Over 28th Street to Open Friday, and 29th Street Bridge to Be Installed This Weekend
An integral aspect in the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento midtown expansion’s goal to provide all patient services under one roof will move two steps closer after this weekend.
One bridge is expected to be opened Friday, March 15, and another will be put in place by Monday, March 18, with only one bridge yet to be built. In all, six bridges – including the three-story spanning structure over L Street – will connect the entire campus, which is also connected by a series of tunnels at the basement level.
The bridge over 28th Street connecting the second floors of the Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center and the Sutter Capitol Pavilion outpatient services center and specialty physician office building is slated to open for public and staff use Friday morning. Read More about The Bridges of Sacramento County
SACRAMENTO — It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s not: A pedestrian bridge will be crawling up J Street early Saturday morning.
The 80-foot-long bridge will be making its way to its final destination at the corner of 29th and L streets and will link the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children Center to parking lot for visitors and physicians– one of a series of spans that will connect all of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s comprehensive services on one midtown campus.
The open-air, covered bridge, which was designed by Lionakis, was built off-site in order to minimize traffic interruptions at Sutter Medical Center’s midtown campus, which includes the construction of the Women’s and Children’s Center and a major renovation of Sutter General Hospital. The plan to construct the bridge at another location allowed 29th Street to be closed only on weekends.
The bridge was built at Viking Steel on Elder Creek Road and will be loaded onto a truck and brought up Interstate 5 to J Street. From there, it will turn right onto 29th Street to the corner of L Street. Transporting the bridge will begin at 4 a.m. Saturday and will take up to two hours.
29th Street will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday to allow crews to attach the bridge to both sides. Once the span is on the site, a crane will lift the 66,000-pound bridge into place and workers will work on Saturday and Sunday to ensure that it is properly secured. Read More about Sutter Medical Center Bridge Built Off-Site to Be Moved, Installed This Weekend
Starting the week of February 18, we will begin construction of the sidewalk on the south side of L Street at the entrance to the Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building and new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. While vehicle traffic will not be redirected during this time, there may be longer wait-times for patient drop-off and pick-up at our complimentary valet service.
If you are a patient with an upcoming appointment at the Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building and would like to request alternative drop-off accommodations, please contact your physician’s office. The L Street construction that impacts our valet service will be completed this summer.
For questions/concerns regarding our construction, please call (916) 454-7528.