Move day nears for Grandview Medical Center
Published 11:13 am Thursday, October 8, 2015
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Grandview Medical Center will open to patients on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6 a.m. As the hospital opens, patients from Trinity Medical Center will be moved to Grandview Medical Center. The move process is expected to take approximately 10 to 12 hours.
“This move is not about the clock. It is totally focused on the safety and wellbeing of our patients,” President and CEO of Grandview Medical Center Keith Granger wrote in a news release. “We have been planning and preparing for this relocation for more than a year now. We are planning and working alongside numerous public safety agencies that are assisting us in making this a smooth transition.”
Every Trinity patient will be transported to Grandview by ambulance and accompanied by a Trinity nurse with critical care experience. Ambulances will travel in groups of four to 10. No road closings are anticipated. Police will be monitoring and controlling intersections throughout the day.
“This move, which involves many public safety agencies, was structured with the safety of the patients and the public in mind,” Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Coker wrote in a news release. “The Jefferson County EMA, which is serving as the coordination agency for the move, will activate its Emergency Operations Center at 4:30 a.m., and will act as a communications and documentation hub. The JCEMA will take lessons learned from the move and distribute this knowledge to other agencies; communities will benefit in the future from the Trinity to Grandview planning process.”
For updates, text Grandview to 888777.