Sutter’s New CPMC Van Ness Campus Open House a Smashing Success
SAN FRANCISCO – Sutter’s new CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital hosted a free community open house to nearly 3,000 people on Saturday, Feb. 2, offering our Bay Area neighbors a sneak peek of the new facility ahead of opening day on March 2.
Festivities kicked off with lion dancers from the Jing Mo Athletic Association, sharing wishes of good fortune. Free activities for families included a teddy bear ‘first aid’ clinic (hosted by CPMC’s Child Life experts), face painting and balloon animals; silent disco; silent yoga; chair massages; photo booths; live music; and healthy cooking demonstrations by Williams-Sonoma. Many visitors eagerly signed up for tours of the hospital, too.
The 11-story hospital includes 274 acute-care beds and houses myriad inpatient services – with an emphasis on maternity care, pediatrics, transplant, orthopedics, emergency and cardiac care. The hospital also uses first-in-the-nation seismic technology, which allows it to withstand a major earthquake. When fully complete, the campus will knit together Sutter hospital and emergency services, affiliated medical offices and specialty outpatient services.