Sutter Is Building the Healthcare Community of the Future

Uploaded by sutterhealthsac on 06.09.2011

Hi. I'm Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and
I'm standing in front of one of the most unique aspects of the midtown expansion project
This three-story spanning structure is symbolic of this major undertaking to bring on to
one campus, all of our advanced tertiary health services.
Currently, our cardiac services birthing center and children's hospital
are located two miles away at Sutter Memorial Hospital while our other adult
services are located here, in midtown, Sacramento at Sutter General Hospital.
When this major expansion and renovation project is completed in 2014,
the cardiac service line will join it's fellow adult services inside of
Sutter General, which will be rechristened the "Ose Adams Medical Pavilion"
And the birthing center and children's hospital will move into the new
Anderson Lacchetti Women's and Children's Center.
This spanning structure over L street will seamlessly connect all those
services onto one campus called, simply, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.
Making it one of the most innovated and advanced medical centers in the United States
That's not all. This expanded campus will be connected through a series of bridges
and tunnels to our outpatient centers and medical offices to create the most
comprehensive healthcare community in the greater Sacramento region
In addition, we're collaborating with many community partners to enhance what
is known as the Sutter District -
a midtown neighborhood with a vibrant mix of theaters, art museums, fine
dining, and shopping. Among the projects already in place are the Sutter
Community Garage - offering more parking choices for midtown visitors, residents
and workers, and a loft community called The Sutter Brownstones.
Why are we investing so much in this midtown neighborhood? Because this is where
Sutter Health began. The Women's and Children's Center is being built on the
same site the first Sutter hospital opened in 1923
as a not-for-profit hospital for the greater region.
Sutter has been caring for Sacramento's medical needs for nearly 90 years
and we're proud that we will be able to continue our mission to improve the
overall healthcare of our community for many years to come.
Log onto this blog often for updates and more exciting news as what's being
known as "The Medical Community of the Future" comes to fruition.