"They say it's like a new world over there," said James Sons.
WAAY 31 caught up with James Sons just before his move from Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital to the brand new North Alabama Medical Center.
"Everybody's busy as bees, I'll tell you that," said Sons.
Ambulances transported around 150 patients on Thursday. There was a control room at each facility orchestrating the event. Through all the movement, Sons says he's excited for what the $230 million facility will mean for the community.
"We're very proud of it," said Sons.
Critical care patients went first. We're told doctors at North Alabama Medical Center delivered the hospital's first baby around 10:30 Thursday morning. As for the old hospital, it will be demolished.