Sutter medical group expanding Airway services

[caption id="attachment_53517" align="alignright" width="418"] Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation will take another 19,000 square feet at the Landmark Executive Center where it will consolidate and expand services.[/caption]

SANTA ROSA -- Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, the physician arm of  Sutter Health in the Bay Area, will undergo a significant expansion of services in Sonoma County, with much of it  being consolidated into 19,000 square feet of newly leased space at the Landmark Executive Center on Airway Drive. 

Sutter's foundation is investing $13 million into the new space and other consolidation efforts, part of a wider Sutter Health strategy focusing on the expansion of outpatient services versus inpatient hospital services. The foundation already has 46,000 square feet of space that is used for physician offices and other outpatient services at the Executive Center. The new space will house numerous services that are currently provided at the Warrack Campus on Summerfield Road, according to John Ray, chief operating officer of the foundation.

Also part of the consolidation strategy is the Sutter Women's Health Center on Steele Lane, where services include digital mammography, ultrasounds and others that will move to Airway Drive. Medical oncology and dermatology services that were started last year at the Warrack campus will also be moved to the new space, as will MRI and CT scans that were provided out of a mobile unit, Mr. Ray said. Some services such as X-ray and labs will be moved from the existing space at Airway Drive into the new 19,000 square feet, which will relieve space constraints for both patients and physician. 

[caption id="attachment_53518" align="alignleft" width="180"] John Ray[/caption]

"We're running out of space at the Landmark Center," Mr. Ray said. "We are space challenged."

The Airway Drive center is expected to be open by the fourth quarter of this year, said Mr. Ray, adding that the foundation still has some time on its Steele Lane lease and is determining what it will do with that space.

"It's a major addition of new services and consolidation of some existing services," he said of the Airway Drive center. "It will be a pretty comprehensive center."

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