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Sutter Regional Medical Foundation Opens New Fairfield Care Center

December 3, 2007

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — With Sutter Regional Medical Foundation’s newly completed third building on Sutter Fairfield Medical Campus, community residents now have access to a full-range of state-of-the-art health care services in one convenient location.

The three-story, 69,000-square-foot care center, located at 2720 Low Court, replaces the 1234 Empire Street location, providing an enhanced environment and room for growth. Designed with comfort and healing in mind, the new care center houses:

   -- Family practice offices and an expanded laboratory on the first floor   -- Pediatrics, internal medicine, oncology, rheumatology and cardiology on      the second floor   -- Administrative offices and additional space for clinical growth on the      third floor     Services Are Steps Away  

Sutter Fairfield Medical Campus allows patients to care for all their health care needs in one place. One existing building houses the advanced Diagnostic Imaging Center and Ambulatory Surgery Center, and the other houses the After-Hours Care Clinic; surgical specialty offices; and newly constructed offices for obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology/optometry and urology. A covered walkway connects the new building to the existing imaging center, surgery center and surgical specialty offices.

“We designed this building with the needs of our patients, clinicians and staff in mind,” says Carolyn Appenzeller, R.N., chief operating officer at Sutter Regional Medical Foundation. “Patients will enjoy the upscale feel and spaciousness, as well as the natural light in the waiting area. They’ll also benefit from the enhanced flow, which will facilitate a higher level of communication among our personnel.”

Meeting Patient Demand

The new building will also give Sutter team members more room to care for patients. For example, cardiology will now have an additional treadmill room and more equipment to better meet the high patient demand for these services.

“Solano Regional Medical Group clinicians and their staff are excited about being able to enhance the services they provide to patients in beautiful, new surroundings,” says Appenzeller. “Based on the response we’ve had to the public display of the design boards, we know patients are excited about the new facility as well.”

For more information about Sutter Regional Medical Foundation’s care centers and medical services, please visit http://www.srmf.org/.

About Sutter Regional Medical Foundation

Sutter Regional Medical Foundation is a locally governed and managed affiliate of Sutter Health, a not-for-profit network of physicians and hospitals in Northern California. SRMF is affiliated with SRMG, Solano County’s largest multi-specialty physician practice that has served the community for more than 50 years. SRMF offers professional, high-quality and compassionate care from care centers in Vacaville, Vallejo, Fairfield, and Rio Vista, Calif., and is fully accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality.

Sutter Health is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care clinicians, delivering high quality care to more than 100 Northern California communities. Sutter Health has relationships with more than 3,600 physicians and is the regional leader in infant deliveries, neonatology, orthopedics, and pediatric services. Sutter maintains medical foundation clinics in 11 Northern California counties.

Sutter Regional Medical Foundation

CONTACT: Russell Neilson of Sutter Regional Medical Foundation,+1-707-554-5123, neilsor@sutterhealth.org

Web site: http://www.srmf.org/




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