Folsom Builder Helping Bring Health Services Closer to Home
Jul 8, 2024
Gary Zavoral
Man with field behind him.

Price Walker stands at the site of the future Sutter Care Complex, across East Bidwell Street from the upscale Palladio commercial center.

For 40 straight days, Price Walker and his wife traveled more than an hour a day so she could receive oncology services in Roseville. The vice president with Elliott Homes is now playing a big role in bringing comprehensive oncology services just a short drive from his home in Folsom.

A Sutter Cancer Center that includes an infusion center and radiation services is a highlight of the proposed Sutter Health Ambulatory Care Complex across East Bidwell Street from the Palladio shopping center just off Highway 50.

Artist's rendition of medica building

Sutter’s Folsom Ambulatory Care Complex will include an outpatient surgery center and an expanded Sutter Urgent Care.

Construction of the Ambulatory Care Complex is a partnership between Sutter and Elliott Homes, which owns the property. It is part of the larger Broadstone development that includes the Palladio shopping center, commercial offices and thousands of homes.

“The is one of the few partnerships Elliott Homes has ever been part of, but we’re excited to partner with Sutter on this project,” said Walker, Elliott’s vice president of project development. “We’re proud to be playing a role in bringing this expansion of quality, specialized medical services to our community.”

The 106,500-square-foot, $145 million complex, scheduled to break ground by the end of the year, will also bring several specialist services to one of California’s fastest-growing communities. These specialists, about 25 of them, include Sutter Medical Group oncologists, OB/GYNs, neurologists, cardiologists, orthopedists, ENTs and urologists. The three-story complex will also have an expanded Sutter Urgent Care for the community with in-house imaging and lab services.

The centerpiece of the Folsom complex will be an outpatient surgery center, which will be utilized by specialty physicians and general surgeons for same-day procedures.

“We are incredibly excited to provide additional high-quality primary and specialty services to the Highway 50 Corridor communities of Folsom, Rancho Cordova and the foothills,” said Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “The new Sutter Ambulatory Care Complex is another example of how we are expanding to meet the healthcare needs of Folsom and the surrounding communities and to support economic development in the region.”

Dr. Peter Hull, chief medical officer of Sutter Health in the greater Sacramento region, says the goal of the Folsom complex is “to provide the easiest access to the highest quality healthcare services in the Folsom area and the neighboring foothills.”

Along with this new care complex, Dr. Hull says, Sutter will keep and expand its current primary care center, Sutter Medical Plaza Folsom at 2575 East Bidwell St., just a mile and a half away from the new Ambulatory Care Complex site.

“We are planning to double our primary care footprint there to make it easier for our patients and the community to access primary care and pediatric appointments,” Dr. Hull said.

Artist's rendition of medical building.

The new Sutter care complex in Folsom will include a full-service Sutter Cancer Center, where those receiving infusion treatments will have views of the Palladio and foothills.

The current Sutter Urgent Care at that site will move to the new Folsom Ambulatory Care Complex, where it will be expanded and will be connected to Sutter Imaging and Sutter Lab, making for a more one-stop-shop experience for patients.

“We will co-locate all of our imaging services next to the Sutter Urgent Care, so if you come to us with a sprained ankle in the evening, we will not only have a doctor to see you, but we will also be able to bring you next door to have the imaging done. So this will be very convenient for the health of the community,” said Dr. Hull.

One of the prominent architectural design elements on the top floors of the new complex will be the Sutter Cancer Center, where patients can receive their infusion and radiation therapy while overlooking the Palladio and the foothills. The Sutter Cancer Center will have its own entrance, aiding with infection control for those immunocompromised.

“We believe strongly that patients going for cancer treatment should not have to travel far for care,” Dr. Hull said. “With the Sutter Cancer Center in Folsom, you’ll be able to see a medical oncologist who will help you plan out how we’re going to tackle your cancer diagnosis. Then, if you need to undergo chemo, infusion and radiation therapy centers are here so you won’t have to travel.”

The Folsom Ambulatory Care Complex is part of Sutter Health’s plans to expand clinical services to improve healthcare accessibility and quality in the greater Sacramento region and across Northern California.

“This planned care complex and the expanded primary-care services in Folsom exemplify Sutter’s mission to provide comprehensive, integrated and connected care for getting and staying well,” said Rachael McKinney, Sutter’s Greater Sacramento Market president. “Our aim is to deliver seamless, convenient care to support patients at every stage of their healthcare journey.”

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