New BAMC Hospital Officially Opens
08/17/2018- The lights were turned off for the final time at Bay Area Medical Center’s hospital on Shore Drive yesterday. After months of planning and rehearsing with staff, all of the hospital’s patients- who ranged from one day to 103 years old- were transferred to the brand new facility on University Drive. BAMC President and CEO Ed Harding says from the groundbreaking to move-in day, nearly everything has gone according to plan.
Harding says, for much of the staff, there was a sentimental aspect in saying goodbye to the old hospital, but there was equal excitement and anticipation at the thought of opening a new door.
Last to move out of the Shore Drive hospital are the clinics previously located in the facility’s medical office building. They are packing up today and will begin seeing patients at the new hospital on Monday.