About Us

Our History

  • 1984 – First medical office building (MOB 1) opens
  • 1985 – Hospital opens
  • 2003 – Elk Grove Medical Offices open
  • 2004 – Wyndham Medical Offices open
  • 2009 – Level II Trauma Center opens
  • 2010 – Expanded ED and Outpatient Surgery Services Building open
  • 2011 – South Tower and Promenade Medical Offices open
  • 2018 – Elk Grove Mental Health & Wellness Offices open

One of the largest employers

With over 5,600 physicians and employees, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento is one of the largest employers in the area.

Largest local health care provider

Kaiser Permanente is the largest not-for-profit health care provider in the south area. Nearly 237,000—or more than half of the south area’s commercially-insured population—receive their care at our South Sacramento Medical Center and two medical office buildings in Elk Grove.

High-tech, high-touch care

In addition to a wide variety of emergency, inpatient and outpatient medical services, our medical center offers a number of high-tech specialty services, including the south area’s only and Kaiser Permanente’s first Level II Trauma Center, thoracic surgery, a bariatric surgery program, certified stroke center, comprehensive community cancer program (accredited by the Commission on Cancer), robotic surgery program, cardiac cath lab, interventional radiology, a cochlear implant program, neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and an elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program.

One of the Busiest Emergency Departments in California

Our South Sacramento Emergency Department—which is open to all, regardless of ability to pay—is one of the busiest in California, with more than 121,000 visits in 2022. It is currently undergoing a major expansion project that will double the amount of treatment bays when completed in Spring 2024. The project includes:

  • 42,000 square feet of new building space and renovation of existing space
  • A build-out to 88 total treatment bays, doubling capacity
  • Improved member privacy with individual treatment rooms
  • New dedicated entrance, with a patient drop-off area and adjacent parking lot
  • New discharge pharmacy for convenient prescription pick-up

Growing with the community

To better meet the needs of our members and the communities we serve, we completed a $350 million expansion project in late 2011. The expansion included a new five-story hospital tower, an expanded ED and trauma unit, additional operating room capacity, a helistop for quick helicopter access, and additional outpatient space on our South Sacramento Medical Center campus. The expansion included the November 2011 opening of our second medical office building in Elk Grove—the Elk Grove Promenade Medical Offices. A 24 med-surg bed unit opened on the second floor of our South Tower in May 2019, and a 24-bed med-surg and 10-bed ICU is expected to open in the first quarter of 2025 . A major expansion of our Emergency Department, scheduled to open in late 2023, will double the number of treatment bays.

Life-saving care

Our Level II Trauma Center, which opened in 2009, is the south area’s first and only trauma center. The center is staffed 24/7 with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who have special training in treating critical injuries to the head, spine, and vital organs. Our ER physicians have trained at Level I trauma centers, as have other specialists, including neurosurgeons; general surgeons; neurointerventionalists; neuro-radiologists; orthopedic surgeons; oral and ear-nose-throat specialists; plastic surgeons; and anesthesiologists.

Motor vehicle collisions accounted for 38% of the trauma cases treated at our Trauma Center, while falls accounted for 34% and violence 12%. Our Trauma Prevention Program is dedicated to the promotion of healthy behaviors and the prevention of injury and death through education and outreach to the community.

Home to healthy starts

Nearly 2,800 babies get their life’s start each year at our medical center. Spacious private labor rooms—some with birthing tubs—offer new moms, their babies, and family a comforting, family-centered maternity experience. A dedicated team of board-certified lactation consultants and a Newborn Care Center help parents get off to a healthy start.

Sports medicine fit for a King

Our team of experienced sports medicine physicians—who also serve as the team physicians for the Sacramento Kings—provide personalized evaluation, treatment, and prevention of sports- and exercise-related injuries at our Sports Medicine Centers inside the Golden 1 Center downtown and Elk Grove Promenade Medical Offices. Opened in 2011, our 4,000-square–foot Sports Medicine Center in Elk Grove features the latest advances in treatment and technology. It includes a spacious rehabilitation gym full of cardiovascular, strength training, and physical therapy equipment to help accelerate recovery. A 40-meter outdoor track is also used for evaluation and rehabilitation, and an onsite Healthy Living Store.

In the community

In 2022, our medical center and health plan provided $87.5 million in community benefit. Through our local grants program, we also support, strengthen and enhance programs and organizations that address the health needs of our most vulnerable residents.

In the Community

We build healthier communities.

Trauma Services

Our South Sacramento Medical Center is proud to provide an enhanced level of life-saving care to victims of traumatic injuries.

Maternity Services

With a caring and dedicated team of physicians, nurses, midwives, and lactation consultants, we provide a family-centered experience during this special time.

Volunteer Services

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Media Relations

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