Dozens of supporters, donors, patients and families were on hand to witness a momentous occasion as Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento officially opened its music therapy room, Sophie’s Place, at the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Tuesday.
NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife, Barb, helped cut the ribbon along with several patients from Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento and Sophie’s parents, Anne-Marie and Kent Barton. Guests were then treated to an acoustic concert by Five for Fighting, accompanied by Mark Isham, both in Sophie’s Place and in the lobby of the hospital.
Sophie’s Place came to fruition thanks to a $150,000 donation from Steve and Barb’s philanthropic organization, Forever Young Foundation, in August 2014, as well as contributions from the Donut Dash and other philanthropic partners. The music therapy facility is named in honor of Sophie Barton, who often performed to pediatric patients in Utah until she died of a heart condition at age 17. Read More about Sophie’s Place Opens with a Bang at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento
SACRAMENTO — Sutter Health announced the launch of a new service called Sutter Walk-In Care Friday.
Sutter Walk-In Care, a service of Sutter Medical Foundation, offers quick, convenient healthcare for everyday illnesses and health needs in a standalone storefront that is easily accessible for local communities. The first location opens at 8 a.m. April 4 in Roseville. Two additional Sutter Walk-In Care locations will open in Elk Grove and El Dorado Hills in late April and mid May, respectively.
“Consumers are actively seeking convenient and affordable solutions for their immediate healthcare needs,” said Don Wreden, M.D., Sutter Health senior vice president, Patient Experience. “As a leading provider in Northern California, Sutter recognizes that patients need high-quality care beyond the standard work week, and that is exactly what Walk-In Care provides these communities.”
Sutter Walk-In Care offers an innovative approach to healthcare:
- Nurse practitioners or physicians’ assistants provide treatment for everyday illnesses, health screenings and wellness services such as weight loss programs or smoking cessation support.
- Each location is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
- Patients can call ahead or visit our website to save their spot, or simply just walk in to the location.
- Sutter Walk-In Care locations offer a lobby with modern yet comfy furnishings and fixtures, outlets to charge your computer or phone, as well as a complimentary coffee and tea/fruit-infused water bar.
- Sutter Walk-In Care is available to all residents 18 months and older—patients do not need to be an existing Sutter Medical Foundation patient.
- While Sutter Walk-In Care accepts most major insurance plans, patients can also pay with a credit card (health insurance is not required)
“Walk-In Care offers easy access to treatment for things like the flu or an ear infection, and wellness services like sports physicals,” said Kismet Roberts, M.D, medical director, Sutter Walk-In Care. “This service is an extension of our high-quality services and maintains that level of personalized care our patients deserve.”
Sutter Walk-In Care locations include:
- Roseville: Open April 4 at 4010 Foothills Blvd. (Brickyard Shopping Center)
- Elk Grove: Open April 28 at 4810 Elk Grove , Suite 180 (Corner of Elk Grove and Franklin Boulevards)
- El Dorado Hills: Open May 19 at 3919 Park Drive (Village Center)
While Sutter Walk-In Care provides a wide variety of healthcare services, patients with serious problems or illnesses that require more immediate attention, such as severe cuts, broken bones or shortness of breath, may visit one of Sutter Medical Foundation’s six urgent care clinics throughout the greater Sacramento area, or their nearest hospital emergency department.
To learn more about Sutter Walk-In Care, please visit www.SutterHealth.org/walk-in or call 1-800-972-5547.