• In-room consult and patient education

Sutter Children’s Center Sacramento Outpatient Clinics  |  Sacramento, California

The design of this 19,550 s.f. pediatric clinic began with a specific goal from the project’s directors that “children would recognize this is their place.” The facility gives SMCS staff a dynamic and captivating space to provide the very best care for their young patients. It includes large exam rooms for accommodating families, furniture and toilets sized specifically for children, a waiting room with a “cave” play area and aquarium, and a unique wayfinding system that lets children navigate the facility themselves using sea creature-themed cards and directional signs.

The center contains sustainable elements and includes five exam room pods, including one PENS pod (Pediatrics Endocrinology/Diabetes and Pediatric Endocrinology/Nutrition), a developmental testing clinic, a cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies clinic, an education center and teaching kitchen, and business offices. Extra space was also created to accommodate a future audiology suite.