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Photo Album Created for 346,500 Bundles of Joy

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Sutter Medical Foundation, Women's Services | 0 comments

‘Sacramento’s Baby Hospital’ Being Honored with Online Sutter Baby Album

SACRAMENTO – In honor of Sutter Memorial Hospital’s status as “Sacramento’s baby hospital,” Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento  publicly launched a Sutter Baby Album today, inviting anyone born or who gave birth at Sutter Memorial to upload their baby photo to www.sutterbabies.org and share it on their favorite social media sites.

Baby albumSutter Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1937 as Sutter Maternity Hospital in East Sacramento, has been the birthplace of 346,500 babies … about two-thirds of the population of the City of Sacramento. Upon its opening, it was the first air-conditioned hospital in California and the first to incorporate isolation techniques to prevent the spread of infection.

After World War II, the hospital was renamed Sutter Memorial Hospital and, in addition to birthing services, became the home of Sutter Heart & Vascular Services and Sutter Children’s Center, which includes the groundbreaking, lifesaving neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.

More than 77 years later, the hospital is being vacated in August. Maternity services will travel two miles west to the new Anderson Luccetti Women’s and Children’s Center on Sutter Medical Center’s midtown campus, just off the Capital City Freeway. The new hospital will continue the same quality care that has been Sutter Memorial’s trademark, but in a new family-oriented setting with the latest technology, all-private rooms, and penthouse views of the city from the top patient floor as a reward to mothers who just delivered.

“It is the staff and physicians that make Sutter Memorial an amazing place now and will continue to create an exceptional customer experience in the new Andersen Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center,” said Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento CEO Carrie Owen Plietz, who gave birth to her son Jackson three years ago at the iconic Sacramento hospital. “It is because of these reasons that Sutter Memorial Hospital holds a special place in my heart, the hearts of many of our staff, and also thousands of people throughout our community.”

In addition to posting the photo in the community baby album and social media outlets, those who submit their photos prior to June 16 can have their baby photo turned into a customized key chain keepsake that can be picked up during the Sutter Community Day Open House on Saturday, June 20. This community open house will feature many family activities around the midtown campus and Sutter’s Fort, as well as tours of the new Women’s and Children’s Center. Some of the Sutter babies also will be featured on digital billboards throughout Sacramento.

More information on the Sutter Baby Album, the Community Day and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento can be found at www.suttermedicalcenter.org.

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Sutter Medical Foundation, Women's Services | 0 comments