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Summer 2010

Master Site Project


Sutter Capitol Pavilion Nears Completion

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Recognized for Innovation

At SMCS, we constantly are looking for ways to do things better. We are thrilled that one of our pilot programs has received national recognition from our industry and the media. The American Hospital Association featured our T3 --Triage, Transport and Treatment--Program as part of its "Community Connection: Ideas & Innovations for Hospital Leaders," which is a collection of case studies from across the nation that demonstrate ways hospitals provide for and benefit their communities.

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Project on Track for Public Opening by end of August

The much anticipated opening of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion is coming into view with some initial patient services -- urology, gastroenterology and outpatient lab -- being available as early as August 30. In keeping with the goal of delivering excellent care, improved patient convenience and satisfaction, the medical building will soon be home to 40 specialists' offices and 128 exam and procedure rooms, as well as cardiac rehabilitation and a new all-digital imaging center. The four-story, 200,000-square-foot Sutter Capitol Pavilion also will offer a state-of-the-art, six-room outpatient surgery suite, 40 recovery beds, non-invasive cardiology treatment, medical offices, and valet services for patients. The move-in schedule for the medical building and its services is phased over the next several months including:



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AUGUST 30 -- Urology, Gastroenterology and Outpatient Lab SEPTEMBER 20 -- General Surgery and Vascular Surgery SEPTEMBER 27 -- OB-GYN OCTOBER 4-- ENT, Audiology and Podiatry OCTOBER 11 -- Orthopedics MID-OCTOBER -- Diagnostic Imaging Center and Ambulatory Surgery Center APRIL 2011 -- Women's Imaging Center

Once all move-ins are completed, the Sutter Capitol Pavilion will be the region's most advanced imaging center in one of the most innovative medical centers on the West Coast.

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Sutter Capitol Pavilion graces the corner of 28th and L streets in view of Sutter's Fort. MASTER SITE PROJECT UPDATE 1

Sutter Capitol Pavilion Nears Completion

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"The campus concept is an ideal model for patient care," said Tom Blinn, CEO of ambulatory care services in the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. "Patients who come here will have the convenience of easily accessible doctor's office visits, onsite digital imaging and ambulatory surgery suites for high-quality, lower-cost surgical care when their surgery doesn't require hospitalization. They also have the peace of mind of knowing they are on a multidimensional health care campus of primary and specialty medicine, contemporary technology and a toprated hospital." The facility will also offer some very innovative and unique features, including:


The Sutter Capitol Pavilion will connect to all of the other buildings on the medical campus with a second story glass skywalk. Patients and visitors will be able to view Sutter's Fort and the surrounding neighborhood. Facing Sutter's Fort across L Street, the Sutter Capitol Pavilion features a stepped-back design and landscaped plaza, with a café and courtyard facing the historic fort. Along the 28th Street side of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion, an exterior glass hallway showcases rotating art exhibits, crowned by heritage palms, for neighborhood pedestrians to enjoy. A new sub-terrain Energy Center is already powering the Sutter Capitol Pavilion and providing chilled and



hot water, as well as heating and emergency backup power to Sutter General Hospital, Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building and the Radiology Oncology Center. Also below ground level are two stories for parking. The new Energy Center replaces an existing facility on 29th Street that has been operating continuously for the last


Master Plan Timeline



Sutter Community Garage Sutter Capitol Pavilion & Energy Center Sutter General Hospital/ Ose Adams Medical Pavilion Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building


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· Opened Feb. 14, 2008 · Garage available to Sutter employees, patients and visitors, as well as Midtown residents and visitors · Street barricades on Capitol Avenue and L Street will be removed by the end of June, with 28th Street barricades remaining through August · First physicians and services move in on Aug. 30 · Community Open House scheduled for Oct. 9 as part of Second Saturday

· Inside renovation continues

· Former Energy Center and portions of tunnels demolished · Foundation work begins in July, with steel erection in late 2010

· Tower cranes will be erected in mid-July · Biba Restaurant remains open to the public during construction

· Patient valet services temporarily located on L Street · Basement renovations will be complete this summer · Various tenant improvements will occur over project duration

LoftWorks Housing

· Sutter Brownstones sold out


Dear Neighbors and Friends,

As a nonprofit hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento takes seriously our commitment to the wellbeing of our team and our patients. We also look to be a partner--and believer--in building a healthier community by striving to ensure affordable services and resources are available to those in need. One of my favorite days of the year is when we host our annual community benefit luncheon, where SMCS not only recognizes the good work of our community partners but where we have a chance to personally acknowledge and thank those who are working every day to serve many of the neediest among us. At this year's luncheon, SMCS awarded grants of more than $1.6 million to 17 Sacramento County nonprofit programs, bringing our total giving to $11.4 million since our community benefits program began in 2001. We're proud to serve the Sacramento region by partnering with exceptional organizations and, together, offer the support and resources that help all in our community live healthy and productive lives. Sincerely,

The old Energy Center was demolished to make room for the new Anderson-Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center.

25 years, but is now being demolished to make room for the Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center. To check out construction on the building, go to the SMCS expansion Web site at www.suttermedicalcenter. org/expansion/. n

Tom Gagen

Chief Executive Officer for Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Tom Gagen, first row, far left, with representatives from some of the 17 Sacramento County nonprofit programs that were awarded grants from Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Among those honored include representatives from Cottage Housing, Cover the Kids, The Effort, Francis House of Sacramento, River City Food Bank, Sacramento Self Help Housing, The Salvation Army, Society for the Blind and WEAVE.


Sutter Medical Plaza Opens as Premier Center for Pediatric, Women's Services

Extensive renovation of the former home of BloodSource into a new women's and children's outpatient center is now complete, and the 140,000-square-foot building at Stockton and Alhambra boulevards has a new formal name: Sutter Medical Plaza/Sacramento. The goal with this new outpatient center is to provide Sutter Health patients and their families a comprehensive center for pediatric and women's services in a family-friendly environment removed from the main hospital campus, yet still close by. With many Sutter pediatric and women's services being located in one location, the new outpatient center introduces a new convenience for patients who no longer have to make multiple appointments at different facilities. "We will be able to provide one of the best, most comprehensive outpatient environments for patients in the region under one roof," says Eric Rasmussen, director of growth and development for Sutter Medical Foundation. The building opened March 1, with Sutter Medical Foundation pediatric primary care physicians and specialists taking occupation first. Over the next several months, other health services and independent subspecialists will relocate to the building, including 12 Children's Center outpatient clinics and independent OB/GYNs and perinatology. The specialty pediatric clinics will include programs such as the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Clinic, the Pediatric Diabetes Clinics, Developmental Clinic, and the Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. Children's services will occupy the entire first floor of the Plaza. OB/GYNs and other women's service physicians will be located on the second floor. Not only will all pediatric services--including lab, rehabilitation, speech, gastroenterology (i.e., digestive system) --be available in the same building, but the first floor space has been renovated to be very child-oriented. The project team did a lot of research before designing the new Sutter Medical Plaza Sacramento. "We held focus groups with patients and their families from all pediatric clinical areas, and we received invaluable feedback," Rasmussen said. "We incorporated most of the information we received into the design. We really listened to their needs." These features include accessible parking and easy-to-use automatic doors for wheelchair-bound patients; a bright, colorful, patient-centric interior environment; and pediatric neurology rooms without the bright colors and loud patterns that can be detrimental to those patients. "The difference here is immense," said Michael Chez, M.D., medical director of pediatric neurology. For more about the offices already in the new building at 1625 Stockton Blvd., go to medplaza-sac/. n

Sutter Medical Plaza/Sacramento's nature theme is kid-friendly with huge art butterflies hanging from the ceiling and large nature murals designed by local artist Nikki Solone.


Foundation Raises $1 Million for New Hybrid Surgical Suite `Operating Room of the Future' Improves Patient Care

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Recognized for Innovation (Continued from page 1)

AHA's recognition of T3 is the latest achievement for a program that has received both local and national praise. A profile of T3--which has been looked to as a model for how we can redesign the delivery of care--appeared in The Sacramento Bee and the program's merits were featured in a nationally broadcast segment on Fox News. T3 is a partnership between SMCS and The Effort, Inc. The program reaches out to those who chronically use the emergency room for non-emergency care and provides a guided system so they can get the services they need from a primary care provider. Moving these patients from the emergency room improves the patients' health by getting them the appropriate care in the right setting, reduces the wait for those seeking care for real medical emergencies, and dramatically reduces costs to our health care system. n

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento will soon be home to a state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Hybrid Surgical Suite, providing patients in the region with a new level of care. With the help of a $500,000 matching grant from Sutter Health, Sutter Medical Center Foundation has raised more than $1 million for the innovative suite. The Foundation is continuing the campaign this year with an additional $500,000 funding initiative for the Hybrid Surgical Suite. "Philanthropy is increasingly important to bring the latest technology and most innovative care to our patients," said Michael Ingram, M.D., assistant medical director, cardiovascular surgery, who was the physician lead for the new equipment. "The new operating suite will greatly advance the ongoing collaborative work of cardiac and vascular patient care."

The Hybrid Surgical Suite is a cardiovascular lab with immediate surgical capabilities, designed to enable cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to work side-by-side in the same room in the best interests of their patients. The suite combines endovascular, cardiac catheterization, heart surgery, laparoscopic and radiological capabilities, allowing maximum flexibility and speed in the treatment of patients with even the most complex cardiac and vascular conditions. The new surgical suite saves precious time for patients and assures that they can benefit from the collaborative talents of various specialized medical disciplines. Physicians and nurses benefit from having a more optimal operating room layout, which enhances patient care, shortens recovery times and reduces or eliminates the chances of having to move high-risk patients from room to room. n

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and The Effort partner to improve care and save the lives of people like Lorene.


2800 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Please continue to check our Web site for project updates at SMCS is committed to an open dialogue with its neighbors and partners through the construction process. For additional information, contact us at (916) 454-7528.

Children's Bereavement Art Group Celebrates 25 Years

This year a special Sutter program reached a significant anniversary. The Children's Bereavement Art Group celebrated its 25th year as a creative outlet for children ages 4 - 17 to express their grief over the loss of a loved one. Through this group, which is facilitated by art therapists with extensive backgrounds in childhood grief, children express their thoughts and feelings through a variety of art activities, including drawing and painting. "It is not so much how many years we've been in existence, but how many lives we've been able to touch in that time," said Peggy Gulshen, board-certified art therapist/ marriage and family therapist, CBAG program founder and coordinator. To date, CBAG has provided support to more than 9,200 children and teens, and their families. The program, which began at Sutter Memorial Hospital in 1985, has since expanded to sites including Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

6 SUTTER MEDICAL CENTER, SACRAMENTO Peggy Gulshen, Sutter board-certified art therapist, worked with twins McKayla and Rianna Tyson to help them cope with their father's sudden death last year.

and Sutter VNA & Hospice Roseville, which are facilitated by Patricia Caputo, R.N., and Dennis Cox, respectively. CBAG also broadened its scope in September 2005 to include a school outreach program, offering grief sessions on campus to elementary, middle and high school students in the greater Sacramento area. For more information about the program, contact Gulshen at 916-454-6555. n


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