Street Closure – Sat., Jan 24

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 | 0 comments

Due to construction activities, 28th Street between L Street and Capitol Avenue will be closed to all traffic 6 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, January 24, 2015. In addition, during the same time, there will be no access to the south side of Buhler Specialty Pavilion’s fourth through seventh floors; the women’s restrooms will be available, however. The safety of all our patients, staff and construction personnel is of utmost importance; please abide by all posted signage and notifications.

Oncology/Blood Marrow Transplant Team Proud to Open New Space

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 | 0 comments

The Blood and Transplant Unit at Sutter General Hospital is the latest department to debut their new home through an expansion that took their unit from six to 16 beds.

“It took two years to make this happen; however, it was all worth it,” said Abbie Leshen-Plaza, R.N., nursing director, blood marrow transplant/oncology.

Since 1993, Sutter Cancer Center has provided stem cell transplants to adults with blood-borne cancers, severe anemia and other life-threatening conditions. Accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and one of only nine California transplant centers for adult patients, our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program holds center-of-excellence status from several major insurers. Equally important, our comprehensive program of care consistently receives outstanding marks in patient satisfaction from the hundreds of patients and families who have benefited from care.

“Each patient has a team of professionals that care for the patient and support the family,” says BMT Program Medical Director Michael Carroll, M.D. “In addition to doctors and nurses who provide direct medical care, we have patient navigators who answer questions and guide patients and families through the transplant process. We also have a dedicated financial coordinator, social worker, clinical dietitian, donor search coordinator and physical therapist as well as access to a host of medical specialists and the Sutter Cancer Center’s chaplains, music therapist, massage therapist and others. It’s a remarkably rich program of care and support.”

Family members also receive education and emotional support throughout the process. To help families stay connected while their loved one is in the hospital for several weeks, the expanded unit includes a family room with television and Internet access, kitchen and a laundry facility to make it easier for patients and families to spend time together.

Patient room in the newly renovated Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit

Patient room in the newly renovated Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit

New Valet Opens

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Construction is progressing on our campus and yesterday we hit another milestone – the opening of the new valet and drive between the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s & Children’s Center and the Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center. This valet currently serves patients with appointments at the Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center and when our new campus opens in 2015 it will be the new access point for our whole campus.

The new entrance will be on Capitol Avenue between 28th and 29th streets. The entrance is easily accessible to westbound traffic on Capitol Avenue. Vehicles should not turn left into the drive, but instead approach the entrance going toward downtown.

This is the drive entrance from Capitol Avenue.

This is the drive entrance from Capitol Avenue.

This is a view of the drive exit looking from L Street.

This is a view of the drive exit looking from L Street.


From Interstate 80 East & Highway 50

  • Take Interstate 80 to Capital City Freeway (Business 80 Reno)
  • Take the N Street exit off of Capital Freeway.
  • Go straight from the off-ramp onto 30th Street, which parallels the freeway.Turn left onto Capitol Avenue. Go past 29th Street, and the new valet entrance is on the right side.

From Interstate 80 West

  • Take Interstate 80 to Capital City Freeway (Business 80)
  • Take J Street exit. Go straight from the off-ramp onto 29th Street, which parallels the freeway.
  • Turn right onto Capitol Avenue, and the new valet entrance is on the right side.

Get a Close-Up Look at New Sutter Hospital’s Architecture

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 | 1 comment

Sidewalk openThe 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.

Pink Is the New Orange During Hospital Construction

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 | 0 comments

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.

KHS&S Suspended Ceiling Installer Jonny “T-Bar” Nelson shows off a couple of his pink shirts.

KHS&S Suspended Ceiling Installer Jonny “T-Bar” Nelson shows off a couple of his pink shirts.

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

A Bridge to Buhler

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

The bBridge to Buhler Feb 2014ridge 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.


Physician On-Call Suite Opens in Fort Sutter Medical Complex

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 | 0 comments

Each of the dozen On-call Physician rooms includes a computer and desk along with a TV.

Each of the dozen On-call Physician rooms includes a computer and desk along with a TV.

Hospitalists, residents and other physicians routinely are “on call” at the hospital and need a place to sleep and relax on campus during down times so they can be alert and at their best when called into action. The stereotypical on-call sleeping arrangement, as typified on TV shows, is a crammed cubbyhole that is about as comfortable as an Army barrack.

But at the expanded Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus, on-call physicians will get the proper rest they need in the snazzy new Physician On-Call Suite. Located in Suite 360 of the Fort Sutter Medical Complex, it opened March 6. Read More