Work continues to earn state approvals and secure financing for NorthBay Healthcare’s largest expansion project ever. Later this fall construction should begin on a $118 million modernization of NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville that will nearly double its size.
A two-story, 68,000-square-foot addition to the Vacaville hospital will increase its size to 152,000 square feet of space. When completed the hospital will add 24 beds and four modern surgical suites. An upgrade to the central utility plant is also part of the project.
NorthBay VacaValley Hospital will be capable of adding sophisticated services in the future because of the additional intensive care capacity and a more modern facility design. “Our Vacaville campus will be a very flexible medical center, capable of accommodating almost any new service, expanding some of what we already do there, including orthopedics within our Joint Replacement Program,” explained Gary Passama.
“Whether it’s adding something new, like a Level II trauma center, or shifting services now offered on our Fairfield campus to make room for new programs there, we will be well positioned in Vacaville.”
Some parking additions were finished earlier this year in preparation for the loss of existing parking that will occur during the two-year construction cycle. Additional parking will be added in the future.