Sutter Health sells midtown facility

Published: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 - 10:49 am

Sutter Health today said it is selling its 100-bed skilled-nursing facility in midtown Sacramento.

The facility, known as Sutter Oaks Midtown Nursing Center, is being sold to Plum Healthcare Group, a privately owned chain of skilled-nursing facilities based in San Marcos.

The price wasn’t disclosed.

Sutter made the decision to sell because “we want to focus on the hospital care - the acute care,” said spokeswoman Nancy Turner. “That’s our core business.”

The midtown site, located at 2600 L St., is the last of seven long-term care facilities Sutter has sold in the past decade or so.

The facility, to be renamed Midtown Oaks Post Acute, employs 120 workers. Toby Tilford, Plum’s chief operating officer, said the company intends to hire the Sutter employees when the deal takes effect at year’s end.

“We need them all,” he said.

Separately, Sutter announced it’s converting a 30-bed unit at Sutter Roseville Medical Center to a different purpose.

The unit has been used to treat patients who need long-term care because they’ve had tracheotomies or are on ventilators, Turner said. The unit was set up in 2007, when there were few facilities providing such care, she said.

Now there are plenty of alternatives in the region for this type of care, she said. Sutter will now use those beds for traditional medial or surgical acute care.

Call The Bee’s Dale Kasler, (916) 321-1066. Follow him on Twitter @dakasler

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