Patients, physicians and staff can now walk between Sutter Capitol Pavilion and Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building without going outside through our new bridge.
The first renovated intensive care unit at Sutter General Hospital is receiving rave reviews from staff, patients and visitors.
“The ICU is beautiful and we loving having it here,” said Angela Halpern, R.N., of the west wing ICU on the third floor.
While this wing is now open to any ICU patients, when the cardiac service line moves from Sutter Memorial Hospital to the new campus in a couple of years, this ICU will be used specifically for heart surgery patients. Located across the hall from the operating rooms, this new ICU provides quick access to and from surgery for heart-failure patients and others.
The first patients are scheduled for April 27 at the Women’s Imaging Center, which was completed on time and under budget – something that’s really tough to do when working under strict state hospital code requirements and inspections, said Shane Freeno, Sutter Health’s Project Manager of Sutter Capitol Pavilion at 28th Street and Capitol Avenue.
The 4,400-square-foot space on the first floor was originally planned for Physical Therapy and Cardiac Rehab when it was decided that Sutter Medical Foundation would expand its Diagnostic Imaging services at Capitol Pavilion to serve the growing demand of services.
Diane Finch, supervisor of Women’s Imaging for Sutter Medical Foundation, was excited to give a sneak preview of the new center. “I was involved from the first day designing this Women’s Imaging Center,” she said. “I am so proud of what we have accomplished. Everyone says the site has a spa-like feel.”
Throughout the center is special artwork, rich colors, wood-like floors, back-lit nature scenes on the ceilings and walls, and other amenities that give it a more comforting, relaxing environment.
The Sutter Capitol Pavilion Outpatient Surgery Center is in operation, literally. The Surgery Center, which occupies the second floor of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion, opened on December 6 and had 65 cases its first week in business.
The surgery center features four operating rooms, four GI procedure rooms and an interventional radiology suite all equipped with the latest in lighting and imaging systems.
Typical surgeries that are done in the outpatient setting include general surgery, gynecological surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, urologic surgery, and ENT surgery.
Patients get treated to free valet parking, private pre-op and recovery spaces and a warm Sutter Spirit from staff and physicians.
“We’ve heard positive feedback from patients,” said Surgery Center Manager Jill Quinn, “and the surgeons are very impressed with the operating rooms and the quality of the staff.”
For more information about the Sutter Capitol Pavilion Surgery Center, call (916) 262-9323.
A press conference was held at Sutter Capitol Pavilion on Oct. 5. Mayor Kevin Johnson and long-time Sutter supporter Council Member Steve Cohn were on-site to talk about what this new building is bringing to Sacramento.