Plans in the Works for Fitness Center
What will the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital campus look like in 2020? That’s what the NorthBay executive staff and boards of directors are deciding this fall and an announcement is expected soon. One thing is for sure, the undeveloped ground of the campus will be transformed with facilities to meet the needs of Solano residents.
NorthBay leaders are considering a plan to construct an 82,000-square-foot medical fitness center, an anchor for what NorthBay Healthcare President/CEO Gary Passama calls a “Health Village.” The center could include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a therapy pool, rehabilitation services and cardiac rehabilitation.
The center could include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a therapy pool, rehabilitation services and cardiac rehabilitation.
“A medical fitness center is very different from the typical 24-hour gym or health club,” Passama explained. “It serves a different population and will have a medical director and a trained medical fitness staff that offers guidance to patients. Many of those who use the center have a physician’s prescription to be there (cardiac rehab, orthopaedic physical therapy, etc.).”
And, tentative plans call for the NorthBay Cancer Center to move from the Gateway Medical Building in Fairfield to the VacaValley Hospital campus.
More details will be available later this fall when these plans are sent to the boards for approval. When complete, VacaValley Hospital will be known for orthopedics and cancer care.