Sutter Roseville opens new $27 million cancer center

Facility touted as most complete, advanced of its kind in the area
By: Staff Report
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During the grand opening Tuesday of the new $27 million Sutter Roseville Cancer Center, Mayor Carol Garcia began by recounting her own cancer journey and praising Sutter Health for continuing to invest in the city.

“As mayor of this city, I am incredibly proud to have a world-class medical center like Sutter Roseville and now a world-class cancer center on this campus,” she said. “The fact that the cancer center is located here in Roseville confirms Sutter Health’s long-term commitment to our community for the health of our citizens and also for the health of our economy.”

According to a news release from Sutter Roseville, Garcia joined more than 250 community members and Sutter staff in celebrating the 60,000-square-foot, three-story facility, which is the most comprehensive and advanced medical center dedicated to cancer patients in the greater area. It houses all cancer services under one roof, including infusion services, oncology specialists and support services, and an outpatient surgery center.

Patients and cancer survivors played a major role in the design of the new Sutter Cancer Center, and philanthropic gifts came from a number of patients.

“Our patients gave us great input into how we should design and build this,” said Sutter Roseville Medical Center CEO Pat Brady during opening remarks. “We actually had patients spend time with us designing and laying out this building so it would really work for patients. … That’s a major difference that other cancer centers may not take into account.”

Brady acknowledged the many private donors in the audience who gave more than $2 million toward the building of the Sutter Cancer Center and other oncology services. The donation that kicked off the funding for the building, Brady said, was a $1 million bequest from former Sutter Roseville patients Calvin and Gail Smith. A news release from Sutter Roseville said the site’s Infusion Center unveiled in September was named in honor of the Smiths’ donation.

In addition, Roseville auto dealer and 30-year cancer survivor John L. Sullivan donated a Sutter Health-branded van that will transport patients around the expanded campus. Sullivan cut the ribbon for the opening on Tuesday.

The services housed within the Sutter Cancer Center, located at 8 Medical Plaza Drive, include:

On the second floor, a 13,500-square-foot Infusion Center, which features 42 infusion bays with heated reclining chairs and four rooms with beds, a dedicated pharmacy, specially chosen artwork and colors to soothe patients, and other amenities.

On the third floor, offices for Sutter Medical Foundation specialists and support services to assist patients during their oncology journeys, such as cancer navigators, genetic counselor, financial coordinator, chaplain, and on-site research and clinical trials.

On the first floor, the 14,000-square-foot Sutter Sierra Surgery Center and a Sutter Medical Foundation Lab, making lab work convenient for patients.

Also in the works are a holistic integrative health center that is part of the Sutter Institute of Health and Healing, conference rooms for clinicians and the community, and a healing garden, offering a peaceful place for patients and their families to go to pray and ponder.

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