History of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Serving Sacramento for more than half a century, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento first began operation in 1923. The original facility, known today as Sutter General Hospital, was a private, nonsectarian hospital incorporated by a small group of physicians. Today, the 306-bed specialty medical center focuses on general acute medical/surgical care as well as a medical base to advanced services for cancer, orthopedics, spine, neurology and neurosurgery.
The first satellite hospital in California, Sutter Memorial Hospital, opened in 1937. It was the first hospital in California to utilize isolation techniques and multiple nurseries for infants. Today, the 346-bed specialty medical center is known for it’s cardiovascular services, transplants, and women's and children's specialty services.
Sutter Center for Psychiatry, established in 1958, is a 69-bed hospital providing a full range of psychiatric and mental health services for adults, children and adolescents. These include inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, mental health and chemical dependency services. All three hospitals, within a several mile radius of each other, are part of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, a not-for-profit healthcare organization.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento provides a broad array of high quality patient services to residents of the greater Sacramento area and Northern California. The three facilities have a collective bed capacity of over 700. Patient admissions exceed 30,000 each year, as Sutter continues its tradition as one of the most up-to-date healthcare centers in the nation. Some of the specialties Sutter offers are orthopedics, neurology, urology, oncology, hospice, perinatal and neonatal care, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, and transplant surgeries for heart, multi-organ and bone marrow.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has related facilities providing additional clinical opportunities for CPE students. They include Sutter Oaks Midtown which is a nursing center for long-term patients, two free-standing Sutter Dialysis centers and two Senior Care centers.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is the foundation of Sutter Health, Northern California's largest health network with 29 acute care hospitals, more than 5,000 primary care physicians and specialists, home health, occupational health, psychiatric care and more.
Spiritual Care at Sutter Medical Center is provided by a multi-staff department, consisting of staff chaplains and CPE students working together. Since the employment of Sutter's first chaplain in 1959, spiritual care has played a significant role within the climate of care at Sutter and is well integrated into the life of the hospital.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento exists to provide quality primary and tertiary care and a continuum of services to meet the healthcare needs of the people living in the greater Sacramento area and throughout Northern California. We seek to be the provider of choice to our patients, partner of choice to physicians, and the employer of choice to our staff. Throughout the Sutter Health organization, our mission is to enhance the health and well being of people in the communities we serve through compassion and excellence.