Roseville, Calif. – Sutter Roseville Medical Center (SRMC) dedicated its new chapel this week, highlighting the beautiful space available to patients, visitors and staff that offers a stained glass window created by Chico artist Mick Needham.
Hospital staff, volunteers, chaplains and the construction team were invited to celebrate the formal opening of the space. The SRMC chapel offers a quiet place for everyone at the hospital to go and gather their thoughts.
“We want our chapel to be a peaceful, quiet place for everyone, no matter their denomination or faith tradition, to come and pray, meditate or simply just sit and reflect,” said Gerald Jones, SRMC director of pastoral care. “We are very excited to have such a beautiful piece of art incorporated into our new space to welcome everyone.”
Needham, a Chico native, operates Needham Studios with his two sons and was selected to create the piece through a national search. Throughout his 45-year career, the studio has produced glass for numerous area churches and Sierra Nevada’s restaurant in Chico, to name a few.
“It’s rewarding to be able to create a dynamic piece that helps provide peace and calm for people who may be having a hard time,” said Needham. “I was simply inspired by the local landscape as I walked with Gerald and discussed the project.”
The new chapel was made possible through donations to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation (SRMCF).
“We are so excited to have this great space that highlights the beautiful area we live in, all while promoting a local artists and providing a quiet and serene place for our patients and family members,” said Patricia Marquez, SRMCF executive director.
SRMC developed a new chapel space to allow for the expansion of its pharmacy, which will enhance patient and physician pharmacy services.