Hospitals


Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

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. In all of our greater Sacramento area communities, our customers are the reason behind this mission.

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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. The downtown Sacramento medical center is made up of several facilities that include Sutter General Hospital, Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sutter Oaks Midtown, and Sutter Center for Psychiatry.

  • Sutter General Hospital
    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, and neurology and neurosurgery.

  • Sutter Memorial Hospital
    The 346-bed specialty medical center focuses on cardiovascular services, transplants, and women's and children's specialty services.

  • Sutter Center for Psychiatry
    The 69 bed facility provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, mental health and chemical dependency services to children, adolescents and adults. Learn more .

  • Sutter Oaks Midtown Nursing Center
    Providing an excellent care option for patients who require short-term rehabilitation services. Sutter Oaks Midtown Nursing Center, located two blocks from Sutter General Hospital. Learn more .

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is a teaching hospital for new physicians. Learn more about our Family Medicine Residency Program .

The Sutter Center for Health Professions hosts the Sacramento City College Associate Degree Nursing Extended Campus . The campus is located at 2700 Gateway Oaks, Sacramento, CA 95833. This facility is also home to the Sutter Health University .

Mercy General Hospital

Mercy General Hospital has been caring for patients in the downtown Sacramento region for more than a century. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the 1800s, Mercy's mission and values reflect the Sisters' heritage of caring to this day. Today, we are proud to continue to deliver compassionate, quality healthcare, including community education, health screenings and nationally-recognized treatment programs.

A history rich in caring

Mercy General Hospital's history of healing in Sacramento dates back to the opening of the Sisters of Mercy's first hospital, Mater Misericordiae, at 22nd and R Streets in the late 1890s. In 1925, the Sisters broke ground at 40th and J Streets for a hospital that would serve the people of Sacramento for years to come.

More than 80 years later, the Sisters' tradition of healing with compassion lives on at Mercy General Hospital, now with 343 licensed beds and a physician staff of more than 700. Today, Mercy General is proud to be regarded as one of the area's most comprehensive and accomplished medical centers.

Mercy General Hospital has grown in services and sophistication over the past 80 years, but our mission has remained unchanged. Following are some of the key dates and events in our history:

1831
Catherine McAuley founds order of the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland. It is her vision that the healthy and educated should give their lives to the sick and uneducated.

1854
Eight Sisters of Mercy from Dublin arrive in San Francisco.

1857
Sisters Mary Baptist Russell and Mary DeSales Reddan travel by river steamboat from San Francisco to the gold rush boomtown of Sacramento. There they establish the first local Catholic school in the basement of St. Rose's church. The Sisters begin making regular visits to the sick, thereby beginning the Sisters' mission of healthcare in Sacramento.

1895
The Sisters of Mercy acquire the Ridge Home, a 15-bed sanitarium at 22nd and R streets, for $12,000. The Sisters immediately make plans to build a modern hospital on the property.

1896
Ground is broken on land adjacent to the Ridge Home for a new 30-bed hospital. The new facility, named Mater Misericordiae (Latin for "Mother of Mercy") is the Sisters' first hospital in Sacramento.

1897
Mater Misericordiae (also called "the Sisters' hospital") opens to the public. The Sisters begin a training school for nurses.

1918
Sacramento suffers a devastating influenza epidemic. To keep up with the growing need, Mater Misericordiae expands to 90 beds and now occupies all the useable land on the block.

1919
The Sisters purchase a seven-acre dairy site at 40th & J streets to build a new hospital.

1925
The new hospital opens on what is now the site of Mercy General Hospital. The new hospital has a capacity for 155 beds and 35 bassinets. It also houses the nursing school.

1934
The name of the hospital is formally changed from Mater Misericordiae to Mercy Hospital (later known as Mercy General Hospital).

1950
Mercy College of Nursing closes after training more than 600 nurses, including nurses who served in both World Wars.

1951
The 40-bed Mercy Children's Hospital opens adjacent to Mercy Hospital. It is the only institution in the Sacramento Valley dedicated exclusively to pediatrics.

1954
Mercy Hospital adds a new East Wing with 115 beds.

1981
The hospital adds the North Wing, which accommodates the cardiac and general surgery operating rooms, ICU's and other services.

1983
Mercy Children's Hospital is closed; pediatric services are absorbed into Mercy General Hospital.

1987
The Boards of Directors of the three Sacramento Mercy hospitals formally consolidated into one governing board - Mercy Healthcare Sacramento - the first multi-hospital division of the newly formed Catholic Healthcare West (CHW).

1997
Mercy General Hospital receives its first 100 Top Hospital designation by Solucient. Mercy General went on to receive a total of three such designations: 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for Cardiac Intervention; 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success; and 100 Top Hospitals: Regional Benchmarks for Success. These awards are given to top-performing hospitals based on quality of care, efficiency of operation and sustainability of overall performance.

1998-2004
Mercy General Hospital is recognized by HealthGrades, Inc., a national healthcare rating organization, as one of the nation's premier cardiac programs for clinical outcomes. In each of these six years, Mercy General Hospital is rated as the top cardiac provider in the Greater Sacramento region. In its 2004 Report Card, HealthGrades also names Mercy General as the number one provider of coronary artery bypass surgery in the state of California.

2001
Catholic Healthcare West announces a reorganization plan designed to focus resources at the hospitals and the communities they serve, and keep CHW competitive in the marketplace. As part of the reorganization, the former regional structure - along with the Mercy Healthcare Sacramento name - are dissolved.

2002
Mercy General Hospital announces a generous $15 million gift from former heart patient, Alex G. Spanos, to build a state-of-the-art heart center at Mercy General. The $70 million facility will allow the hospital to adequately accommodate the high volume of heart patients treated each year.

2003
CHW reports a positive net income for its fiscal year - the first time in six years - to culminate the successful three-year reorganization effort. Mercy General plays a significant role in that financial improvement

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UC Davis Medical Center

With the move on Sept. 14 to the UC Davis Medical Center's new Surgical and Emergency Services Pavilion, surgery patients gained the convenience of one-stop check-in, beautifully appointed waiting areas, a well-lighted atrium and a nearby cafeteria.

“There's a sense of openness and light throughout the building. It was definitely designed with a patient-care focus,” said Philip Schneider, director of Perioperative Services at UC Davis.

While the move does not mean more operating rooms, it does mean much larger, standard-shaped rooms that can easily accommodate all equipment required for highly complex surgeries — from bariatric to burn, and from cardiothoracic to cancer. The previous facilities represent decades of a “make it happen now” approach to growth that was necessary to accommodate increasing patient volume within existing walls. As a result, surgery facilities spanned three distinct locations in the hospital, and the rooms were often irregularly shaped or simply too small to accommodate technologies required to support certain cases. In the new surgery suites, all essential supporting services are consistent and consolidated.

“The ease of logistics in the new building offers much greater efficiencies in scheduling and overall operations,” says Schneider.

One example of those efficiencies is in Central Processing, which provides surgical teams with sterilized operating instruments. In the new Pavilion, the unit is co-located with Surgery and has elevators with direct access to operating rooms, rather than delivering instruments throughout the hospital.

Referring Physicians

At UC Davis Health System, referring physicians and their patients have access to a full array of clinical services and educational resources founded on the latest medical knowledge and leading-edge research. Comprised of the School of Medicine , its affiliated hospital and outpatient clinics , its physician practice management group , and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing , the health system offers comprehensive health care, education and research in an academic setting.

Physicians can access the vast network of UC Davis health resources through our phone-in Referral Center . The center provides information about the services available through UC Davis Medical Center , the availability of our specialists, and more information about our referral process. Our staff is here to assist you with outpatient specialty referrals and phone consultations.

PhysicianConnect is a dynamic new tool that offers secure online access to patient medical records, giving you the ability to stay informed at all times and every step of the treatment or referral process.

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