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Sutter’s Historic ‘Maternity’ Statue Finds New Home to Be Work of Art

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SACRAMENTO — When all women’s services moved to the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Aug. 8, there was “one member of the team missing,” said Aneen Heller, nurse director of the Maternal/Newborn unit at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Carrie Owen Plietz, left, Chief Nurse Executive Sue Sherman and Maternal/Newborn Nurse Director Aneen Heller reveal the statue "Maternity" on the sixth floor.

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Carrie Owen Plietz, left, Chief Nurse Executive Sue Sherman and Maternal/Newborn Nurse Director Aneen Heller reveal the statue “Maternity” on the sixth floor.

That team member was the Greco-Roman-style statue of a mother and two children that has presided over the births of 360,000 Sacramentans since first installed in the original Sutter Hospital 90 years ago. The statue needed to go through a state process to meet earthquake standards, so it took a few months before arriving in its new home. Now it has found a perfect spot, just off the sixth-floor elevators on the way to Labor & Delivery and High Risk Maternity.

“This is such a commemorative statue for our staff, for the community and for those who are coming to deliver here,” Aneen said during the statue’s unveiling ceremony held Monday, Dec. 7. Delivering mothers will “walk through here and see our statue, which we call ‘Maternity.’ … She’s an icon here with us, representing maternity and all that it stands for and what we serve for this community.”
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