SMCS Move Day is a Success!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 | 0 comments

On Saturday, Aug. 8, after three years of planning and preparation, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento staff moved 161 patients from Sutter Memorial Hospital to the new Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center and remodeled Ose Adams Medical Pavilion (previously called Sutter General Hospital), in just under 18 hours.

In addition to new surroundings, staff also put their training to use as the medical center went live on Sutter EHR.

The support shown by the entire medical center was tremendous. The patient move teams performed spectacularly, the physician support for both the move and EHR go-live was beyond measure, and the EHR super users and hundreds of EHR staff provided needed support throughout the day.

Not only did the physical move go incredibly well, but all of Sacramento took notice. Earlier in the week, SMCS CEO Carrie Own Plietz accepted a proclamation from the Sacramento City Council. Local television stations and newspapers reported on the move, starting several days in advance, developing more than 60 news stories describing the move activities.

SMCS Move Facts:
• A total of 161 patients were moved from Sutter Memorial to SMCS.
• Patients moved – from hospital room to hospital room – at an average pace of 23 minutes, with the shortest time of 16 minutes.
• The teams moved a patient an average of every 7 minutes.
• The first labor patient brought over from Sutter Memorial also delivered the first baby – a boy – at 3:22 a.m., marking a historic moment for SMCS.
• The last baby born at Sutter Memorial Hospital arrived at 1:46 a.m., and the final notes of Braham’s Lullaby sounded through the halls to mark a final historic moment for Sutter Memorial. (See story on the SMCS Newsroom here.)
• Drs. Ingram and Longoria completed the last two cardiovascular cases at SMH on Thursday, Aug. 6.
• Dr. Wertz, who opened the NICU in August 1974, escorted the last infant out August 2015.
Congratulations to everyone who helped make the move not only possible, but a huge success. We look forward to settling into our new home and creating a new family in Midtown.


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