Integrative Health

Healing Garden Opens at Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 | 0 comments

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — A peaceful retreat for cancer patients and their families, as well as physicians and Sutter staff, is now available at Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville, located at 8 Medical Plaza Drive.

Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation Donor Bob Lamora strolls through the peaceful Sutter Roseville Auxiliary Healing Garden that wraps around the new Sutter Cancer Center in Roseville.

The new Sutter Roseville Auxiliary Healing Garden was made possible by a generous gift from the Sutter Roseville Auxiliary to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation.

“The Sutter Roseville Auxiliary Healing Garden’s beautiful landscaping, private seating areas and fountain is a comforting, peaceful retreat,” said Becky Thompson, the Sutter Health’s Interim Director of Philanthropy in Placer County.It is a beautiful space for quiet reflection for Sutter Roseville patients, families, physicians and employees. Cancer patients and families in particular will enjoy the close proximity to the Infusion Center, physician offices, and the future Institute for Health and Healing.”

Included in the design of the Sutter Roseville Auxiliary Healing Garden are commemorative bricks placed along the main pathway through the garden. Donors have honored loved ones and clinicians by purchasing bricks and benches inscribed with names. Bricks are still available by going to: Read More

Rock Artist Creates ‘Living Walls’ for New Mikuni Infusion Center

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 | 0 comments


SACRAMENTO — World-renowned Sacramento performance artist David Garibaldi, whose specialty is his stage act in which he rapidly creates paintings of notable rock musicians, unveiled three paintings on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for the newly named Mikuni Infusion Center in the second-floor lobby of the Buhler Specialty Pavilion on the campus of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

The naming of the Infusion Center is in honor of Mikuni Charitable Foundation’s ongoing contributions totaling more than $850,000 to the Sutter Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Navigator Program in the past 20 years. The paintings were unveiled during a gala sponsored by Sutter Health Philanthropy and attended by Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento donors and other special guests.

Known for his quick painting style, Garibaldi created the three pieces in his studio Wednesday afternoon, and after their unveiling he added extra touches to the periwinkle-colored walls in order to tie the three pieces together. Included in the finishing touches is a hand print of Taro Arai, executive chef and “Chief Dreaming Officer” of Mikuni Restaurant Group. Garibaldi had Taro add his hand print to the bottom left of the larger piece that faces the two bridges connecting the Buhler Pavilion to the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center and the Ose Adams Medical Pavilion. Read More

Patients, Staff Praise New Sutter Roseville Infusion Center

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 | 0 comments

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Sutter Roseville Medical Center this week unveiled its new Infusion Center, a centerpiece of a comprehensive cancer center on the Sutter Roseville campus that also includes offices for oncology specialists and surgeons.

Infusion patient Shawna Lopez, left, loves the openness and warm ambiance of the new Sutter Roseville Infusion Center.

Infusion patient Shawna Lopez, left, loves the openness and warm ambiance of the new Sutter Roseville Infusion Center.

The new 13,500-square-foot Infusion Center was designed after much feedback from cancer patients who will use the new facility. For many cancer patients, the new Infusion Center will become a second home, requiring them to stay up to 10 hours a day with several sessions a week, and their care can last for months and even years.

“It’s incredibly comfortable and more calming here,” said longtime multiple sclerosis patient Shawna Lopez of Lincoln, whose monthly visits last more than five hours. She said in the past she would be isolated in a room, where it was tough to while away the hours. The new infusion bays are large and open, with curtains that can be closed if patients want privacy. “Most of us like to talk to each other,” she said, “so this is perfect.”

Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s growing infusion program has been bursting at the seams, with an increase in patients making the move to a larger facility necessary. Previously, infusion services were split into two locations on the Sutter Roseville campus.

That all changed Monday. The new Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville opened a consolidated Infusion Center on the second floor with 42 infusion bays – up from 33 bays in the former locations – with plenty of space to grow. In addition, a dedicated pharmacy was constructed inside the Infusion Center and will allow for a more efficient process for preparing the medications and delivering them to the patient bays. Read More

Public Can Tour Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction ‘Gallery’

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | 0 comments

All of the quilts in the auction were quilted and not just tied. There's at least one, though, that has tie-dyed squares. This hopscotch quilt is hanging on the first floor of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion at 28th and L streets.

All of the quilts in the auction were quilted and not just tied. There’s at least one, though, that has tie-dyed squares. This hopscotch quilt is hanging on the first floor of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion at 28th and L streets.

SACRAMENTO — The public is invited to tour an unusual, free art gallery through Saturday, Oct. 11. Nearly 500 newly made, donated quilts adorn the walls of the Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Sacramento, and its neighboring facilities as part of the Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction, which is held every three years to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment programs at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

Started in 1999, it is considered the first of its kind in the nation and has led to the creation of similar fund-raising auctions. More than $550,000 has been raised through the auctioning of 2,500 quilts in the past five auctions.

Most of the donated quilts are currently hanging throughout the halls of the seven-story Sutter Cancer Center, also known as the Buhler Specialty Pavilion. Some quilts are also hanging in the bridge that connects the Buhler to Sutter General Hospital, in the Sutter General lobby, and on the first floor hallway of the Sutter Capitol Pavilion, which is located across 28th Street from the Buhler Specialty Pavilion.

Most of the quilts will be won through silent auctions, with 50 of the best or unique being auctioned off live on Oct. 11 in the newly remodeled lobby of the Buhler Specialty Pavilion. Read More