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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
The 28th Street pedestrian bridge project is at a stage that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento construction crews will reopen 28th Street to vehicular traffic beginning Dec. 15 in the morning. During the remainder of the pedestrian bridge construction, there will be alternating sidewalk closures on 28th Street between Capitol and L streets. Please adhere to the pedestrian traffic signage for your safety during such time. The target completion of the bridge for visitor and staff use is on track for Jan. 30, 2013.
Progress continues at the new 28th Street bridge that will connect Sutter Capitol Pavilion with the Buhler Specialty Pavilion/Sutter Cancer Center. Construction crews are currently installing the exterior glass and then the final touches will be made on the interior. The completion date for public and patient use is on track for January 30 and 28th Street is scheduled to open for through vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the next two weeks.
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.
Au Bon Pain to Provide On-Campus Food in December
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is proud to announce our partnership with Au Bon Pain. Au Bon Pain will be the new cafeteria food service provider at both Sutter General Hospital and Sutter Memorial Hospital. They also plan on building a restaurant in Sutter Capitol Pavilion, and when the new campus opens in 2014, Au Bon Pain will construct a new cafeteria/restaurant for staff and visitors in the basement of the Women’s and Children’s Center.
Au Bon Pain is known for their distinctive, healthful casual fare and has been lauded as one of America’s Healthiest Restaurants. They currently provide food service in a number of hospitals, airports and malls across the country, but this will be their first site in California.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Food Services Department will continue to focus on providing high-quality meals to our patients.
For a sneak peek at what is in store, go to their website at www.aubonpain.com.
Construction is progressing on 28th street as crews continue to work on the bridge that will connect Sutter Capitol Pavilion and the Buhler Specialty Pavilion/Sutter Cancer Center. The bridge is expected to be completed this Fall and at that time 28th Street will re-open to through traffic.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Sutter Memorial Hospital, which was originally opened in 1937 as Sutter Maternity Hospital. When built, Sutter Maternity was situated on the “edge” of town with 20 acres and 52 “air conditioned” beds. It was an immediate success. Over the years, the hospital name changed and the scope of services and the number of buildings expanded. Today, we are expanding once again and in 2014 all the services currently housed inside Sutter Memorial Hospital will be transitioning to the new midtown campus.
In preparing for the transition, we have partnered with StoneBridge Properties, LLC, a subsidiary of Teichert Land Co., to advise on the best strategy for redeveloping the Sutter Memorial Hospital site in East Sacramento. StoneBridge specializes in planning and redeveloping former industrial properties into uses that benefit the larger community, and for this project we are focused on designing a quality development that reconnects the existing neighborhood and is sensitive to the needs of the community.
As part of its early due diligence, StoneBridge conducted a thorough history of the site and engaged in extensive neighborhood and community outreach. The outreach included focused conversations with neighbors and community groups, with more than 750 people involved to date.
StoneBridge, on behalf of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, recently submitted an application to the City of Sacramento. The proposed project has been heavily shaped by community input and proposes reintroducing a mixed-residential and multi-generational community that reconnects the existing neighborhood. The land plan facilitates walking and cycling and provides for unique outdoor spaces and experiences. Over the next 12 to 18 months, the project will be further refined by feedback from the City, as well as continued neighborhood dialogue, and will undergo environmental analysis to better understand the project’s impacts.
For more information, please contact Randy Sater with StoneBridge at (916) 484-3200 or Keri Thomas, regional director, Community and Government Relations, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region at (916) 454-6697. For additional details on the neighborhood plan, go to sutterparkneighborhood.com.