Historic Moving Day at Eden Medical Center | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:54


Monica Rosiles holds Robert Cash, the first baby born at the new Eden Medical Center. He arrived at 7:06 a.m.







The first patients to arrive at the new hospital were Alaina Gonzales and her baby boy at 7:15 a.m.








The last patient out – Mr. Moore – takes a moment to write “Goodbye” to old Eden as he is moved to the new hospital.


After 18 months of planning and training, clinical staff, doctors and IT specialists this past Saturday transferred 75 patients – including those in critical care and the emergency department – from the old Eden Hospital to the new Eden Medical Center, .


The historic move was accomplished through the efforts of more than 500 workers in an operation that began at 7 a.m. and continued through mid-afternoon. And it all went off without a hitch.


Trained transport teams wore grey and blue vests, moved gurneys, beds and wheel chairs, high-fived each other, applauded first and last patients and even shed a few tears.


Depending upon how ill patients were, additional registered nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians were added when appropriate.


“Each patient had an assigned transport team and necessary clinical staff to ensure their safety and comfort,” said Registered Nurse Rose Corcoran, Vice President of Patient Care.


The first patients were Hayward resident Alaina Gonzales and her baby boy who arrived in the new building at 7:15 a.m. First baby born in the new hospital was to Monica Rosiles of Hayward when little Robert Cash arrived at 7:06 p.m.


“It was an incredible day – to work with such an experienced and caring team and to witness not only making the new medical center come to life, but seeing the implementation of the new electronic health record all in one day,” said Corcoran. “I’m very proud.”


The new seven-story hospital was built on 600 piers, each three feet in diameter and drilled 60 feet into the ground. Costing $320 million, the structure has 130 private patient rooms, a 34-bed universal care unit, four trauma bays and six surgery suites. It was funded entirely through Sutter Health without the use of taxpayers dollars.



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