The shuttered Sutter Memorial Hospital is having a garage sale of nonmedical items with everything from clocks to computer monitors for purchase this weekend.
Thousands of items will be available at the sale, which is open to the public.
Sutter Memorial closed Aug. 8, when the services of what has been called “Sacramento’s baby hospital” were moved to new digs in midtown. Left behind were much of the furniture, kitchen, office equipment and other items, which are part of the sale.
“Sutter Memorial Hospital holds a special place in the hearts of most Sacramentans, whether they were born or gave birth there or had a life-saving cardiac procedure. Here’s their chance to own a piece of their own medical history, so to speak,” said Rick Harrell, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, assistant administrator.
The liquidation sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the old hospital at 5151 F St. in East Sacramento.
Items on sale include hundreds of fans for $1 to $3, wall clocks for $2 and computer monitors from $10 to $50.
Each item will have a visible, non-negotiable price. All sales are cash and carry.
The sale will take place on the first floor of the hospital. The public won’t be able to visit other parts of the hospital to relive memories.
The former emergency department is filled with used toys and other items from the pediatric floors. The main dining room has computer monitors.
The kitchen is stocked with commercial kitchen equipment, refrigerators, mini-refrigerators, microwaves and ice makers for sale. Office rooms will hold chairs, garbage cans, artwork and tables.
Centurion Service Group, a medical auction house, is staging the sale. Sale information:
▪ Sales are first come, first served.
▪ Cash only. No checks or credit cards accepted.
▪ Centurion will not hold items. They must be taken away when sold.
▪ Purchasers can borrow a dolly on site to transport sold items to their cars.
▪ Items are sold as-is with no refunds or returns.
To attend, drive to the rear of the hospital by entering at 53rd and F streets and park in lot C. Enter through the former Emergency Department doors.
Items not sold will go to local nonprofits on Monday.