Sutter Davis Announces Expansion Plans to Meet Growing Needs of the Community
Emergency Department, Maternity and Medical-Surgical Units Key Focus Areas
DAVIS, Calif.— On the 25th anniversary of caring for patients and families at its current location, Sutter Davis Hospital announced expansion plans today that will meet the evolving needs of the growing community and beyond.
“We have a proud history of reinvesting into this community to provide access to high- quality, personal and affordable care,” said Rachael McKinney, CEO of Sutter Davis Hospital. “Over the past decade, the population of greater Yolo County has increased by nearly 10%, and all indications point toward continued growth. To best care for our patients and communities now and into the future, we concentrated our plan to expand key areas of the hospital where needs were the greatest.”
The plan for the future of Sutter Davis Hospital, which is an investment of Sutter’s integrated network into the community, focuses on some of the most heavily used services.
- Plans currently include an estimated $69.5 million,
28,154-square-foot project on the existing campus, which expects to welcome its first
patients into new space in 2021. Plans include the following features:
- The addition of five triage/flex spaces and 11 treatment areas (for an eventual total of 23 treatment areas) to the existing Emergency Department, expanding the ED by a little more than 11,000 square feet. The expanded ED will also allow for additional safety features to help address an increasing number of patients with mental health needs.
- An expansion of the Labor and Delivery Department, allowing more patients access to innovative and personalized care. In total, plans include adding three Labor and Delivery rooms (for an eventual total of nine), four post-partum recovery rooms (for an eventual total of 16), two C-section delivery rooms, and the addition of three more tubs to the hospital’s popular and distinctive water birthing program (for an eventual total of five).
- The expansion will also add five new medical-surgical unit beds (for an eventual total of 35), allowing increased patient access to a range of health and healing needs inside the hospital.
Joining McKinney at the community event sharing details about the expansion were Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, California State Assemblymember, District 4; Don Saylor, Yolo County Board of Supervisors, District 2; Brett Lee, mayor of the City of Davis, and Melissa Marshall, M.D., CEO, CommuniCare Health Centers.
“As Yolo County continues to grow and evolve, we look forward to seeing how Sutter Davis will broaden access to care for generations to come,” said Aguiar-Curry.
“Access to medical care is so important to a community’s wellbeing, and Sutter’s expansion will be a great addition to Yolo County,” said Saylor.
“Sutter Davis Hospital is a longstanding, valuable contributor to our community,” said Mayor Lee. “Their presence enriches our city with high-quality care and high-quality employment opportunities. We appreciate their commitment to keeping our community healthy and strong, and well-prepared to meet our needs in the future.”
“Sutter Health and CommuniCare Health Centers have worked closely together for many years to meet the healthcare needs of our community,” said Dr. Marshall. “As Sutter Davis expands care for patients and families, we look forward to growing our capacity as well. Through our continued collaboration, we will provide greater access to primary care, behavioral health and dental services for some of our community’s most vulnerable populations.”
Groundbreaking for this hospital expansion is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.
Sutter Davis Hospital, part of the not-for-profit, integrated Sutter Health network, has a long, proud history of providing high quality care in Yolo County and beyond. The hospital is one of the area’s largest employers, with more than 500 employees and nearly 400 area physicians affiliated with the facility. Because of an unwavering focus on health and healing, Sutter Davis consistently ranks among top performers in providing high-quality, affordable patient care, both regionally and statewide. Recent recognitions include the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Healthgrades – Outstanding Patient Experience, LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader, Smart Care California Hospital C-Section Honor Roll and a Baby Friendly Re-designation. It is also recognized as an advanced primary stroke center by The Joint Commission.
Sutter Davis Hospital also cares for the larger community in ways that stretch beyond the walls of the hospital. It’s the primary partner of the Davis Farmers Market, and hosts a weekly market at the front doors of the hospital to create better access to fresh fruits and vegetables for the community. Additionally, Sutter Health has invested $1 million in Nourish Yolo, to provide programmatic support for efforts to meet all of Yolo County’s food security needs for the next five years.