Come Saturday all of the dress rehearsals will be over.
With the move of approximately 90 patients from the old Eden Hospital to the new building, so begins the new hospital's service to the East Bay Community.
"What's happening Saturday is all about the patients" Hospital spokesperson Cindy Dove told reporters on Wednesday during a "mock move" of what is to come this weekend.
According to Dove, the administration and staff have been working on this transition for nearly two years. Recently, the hospital has been working on reducing the number of patients in the hospital to make the transition a bit easier. This is being done by managing discharges. Also, elective surgeries were not scheduled beyond Tuesday.
During the move, each patient will be tended to by a minimum of two medical personnel with a 1-to-one nurse/patient ratio on move day. Patients will have two identification wrist bands during the move — one for the old building and the other with information pertaining to the new building.
Patient identification will be verified as they exit the old building, and as they enter the new building. Identification will also be checked as patients exit elevators and again once they arrive in their new room.
During that time, electronic medical records will also be transferred.
The youngest will go first during the move. Mothers and newborns will be the first to be transported to their new digs. This is a strategic detail as the new maternity wing is located on the building's first floor.
Eden Hospital opened their doors to the press on Wednesday to get a sneak peek as they practiced with the mock move. Their goal with this was "to ensure the community knows this is very well thought out, safe and very precise in its planning," Kemp said in a release.
Take a look at the slideshow above to see what the scene will look like on Saturday.