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Published on April 29, 2010

Community Hospital building wellness center  


Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544, Mary Barker (831) 622-2757

Wellness Center

Above: Rendering shows the wellness center at left, connected by a glass atrium to a medical office building that will be home to Peninsula Primary Care and other services.  


MONTEREY, Calif. - Imagine a place where health, fitness, and medical expertise join forces, and you will be envisioning the 34,000-square-foot wellness center being built in Marina by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

The wellness facility will include:

Therapy and lap poolsRendering of therapy and lap pools.

  • cardiovascular fitness and rehabilitation area
  • indoor lap and therapy pools
  • physical, speech, and occupational therapy
  • areas for strength training and classes
  • locker rooms

Members will work with medical and fitness experts to develop and follow customized health and wellness programs in a monitored setting.

"More people than ever recognize that there are steps they can take to prevent some diseases or at least slow their progression," says Dr. Steven Packer, president and CEO of Community Hospital. "Centers like this have been created in more than 1,000 cities across America and we're pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for our community to make a commitment to health and wellness."

Ground has been broken and a mid-2011 opening is anticipated. The center will adjoin Community Hospital's previously announced project in Marina, a 27,500-square-foot medical office building that will be home to Peninsula Primary Care, a satellite laboratory, X-ray services, and urgent care. The site is a 9.5-acre parcel in Marina at Imjin Parkway and 2nd Avenue, across from the Dunes of Monterey Bay shopping center that includes REI and Target.

The center will focus on people who are interested in managing health risks in a monitored setting with professional guidance, as well as those who are recovering from an acute experience like a heart attack.

"Most people aren't completely sick or completely well," Packer says. "We're all on a continuum, so it makes sense to have a place where people can improve their health and well-being while managing risk factors."

The public can see architectural renderings of the wellness center and learn more about the project at Marina's International Festival of the Winds, Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9 at Glorya Jean Tate Park, Reservation Road near Highway 1.

 Community members will also have an opportunity to submit possible names for the center, either at the festival or submit your idea online.

Workout AreaAbove: Rendering of workout area, which will include cardio and strength training equipment.


Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through 15 locations, including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at

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