NorthBay Healthcare, which just completed a $20 million Green Valley Health Plaza, announced plans to begin major construction projects on two hospital campuses in Fairfield and Vacaville that will total an additional $180 million, according to an article on the North Bay Business Journal.
The projects at all three campuses reflect a stronger emphasis toward outpatient care, — an accelerating trend throughout that shifts non-emergency services away from the more costly hospital setting — as well as significant growth in patient volume, according to Gary Passama, president and CEO of the California system.
The changes in Vacaville will be the most dramatic, according to the article. Approximately half of the campus will be devoted to outpatient and other services that no longer occur within a hospital setting.
Read the article.