NorthBay Healthcare is a two-hospital system in Solano County, California, consisting of the NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville.
Located on the VacaValley Hospital campus, the Wellness Center is an innovative outpatient facility that combines outpatient services and physician practices with an integrated medical fitness center. NorthBay sponsorship of the medical fitness center shows its commitment to community health and to reducing the cost of care in a changing reimbursement environment. A feasibility study of the medical fitness center, conducted using a 12-minute drive time service area, indicates the following:
- Population of 96,692
- Average household income of $68,058
- Projected annual member visits of 357,000
NexCore Group provided a full range of development services, including strategic planning, ownership, financing, leasing, property management, and asset management.
The NexCore team collaborated closely with NorthBay to pursue lean design attributes in its new VacaValley Wellness Center. The health system was looking to do more with less, improve its clinical efficiency and operations, and elevate the patient experience. More specifically, NorthBay wanted to create an environment supportive of the clinician team working together to provide the best possible patient care.
"Without NexCore's expertise, we couldn’t afford to do this project. This market has been volatile, and we reached a point where the project just seemed too expensive. NexCore was instrumental in helping us package the construction documents so that we could go out to bid and really test the market. We were able to see the true costs of the project, which came in significantly lower. It shows that the process does work."