NorthBay Healthcare, a regional health system in northern California, engaged NexCore Group to develop and own the first of multiple outpatient facilities planned for the system’s Green Valley ambulatory campus in Fairfield. NexCore completed the first outpatient facility, the Green Valley Health Plaza, in February 2014. The facility is located adjacent to the NorthBay Corporate Headquarters building, which NexCore developed in 2007.
The Health Plaza has allowed NorthBay to consolidate a number of different outpatient services, which were previously housed in separate facilities not designed to accommodate the latest healthcare delivery models. These services include primary care, specialty care, Health at Home, and hospice/bereavement services. The highly flexible design of the facility will also allow NorthBay to adapt to ever-evolving operational and delivery models.
NexCore’s scope of work on the Health Plaza included validation of the facility master plan, building layout and orientation within the site, building size, programming, space planning, entitlements, collaboration with NorthBay to determine the proper location of services within the floor plan, development services, and design and contractor selection.
Early collaboration with NorthBay allowed NexCore to custom design a facility that would meet the needs of patients and providers and could be delivered at market rates. The customized design has helped NorthBay reduce its space needs, improve workflow, increase efficiency, reduce expenses, and maximize revenues.
“NexCore really takes the time to understand what our needs are. They are not interested in a cookie-cutter approach. That’s a key difference between NexCore and other developers we’ve worked with in the past. This is why NexCore is so involved in the next iteration of work on our three campuses.”