NorthBay Healthcare leaders broke ground this week on a $58 million cancer and wellness center on the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital campus in Vacaville, CA.

The 110,000-square-foot building is scheduled to open in 2016 and will feature a medical fitness center and the NorthBay Cancer Center. The project also will include an outpatient diagnostic imaging center, diabetes and endocrinology, orthopedics, rehabilitation services and cardiac rehabilitation. (View more renderings of the facility here.)

"This is a long-awaited day for all of us at NorthBay Healthcare, probably for the city of Vacaville, and surely for many of our physicians, nurses, support staff, our managers and our Boards of Directors," said President and CEO Gary Passama. "This is an exciting project, something we knew the community very much needed."

NorthBay says only six other such medical fitness facilities exist in California. The building will have many of the features of a health club, including exercise equipment, indoor running track, pools and spas as well as specialized therapy equipment for patients. The staff will be trained to work with physicians and specialists. The fitness center also will have two group exercise rooms, a Queenax fitness system, dedicated Pilates and cycling rooms, a large cardio area, and strength training and personal training areas.

Physicians will be able to prescribe therapy at the medical fitness center, and membership plans will be available to the general community. The building is a partnership between NexCore Group and NorthBay Healthcare. Swinerton Builders of Sacramento is the general contractor.