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  • Peninsula Wellness Center opens Tuesday

Published on May 03, 2011

Peninsula Wellness Center opens Tuesday 

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505 

MONTEREY, Calif. — A new approach to wellness arrives on the Central Coast on Tuesday with the opening of Peninsula Wellness Center, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s unique facility focusing on fitness and well-being.

The 34,000-square-foot center in Marina is the first of its kind in the region, joining health, fitness, and medical expertise in a state-of-the-art setting. It is open to everyone — from people interested in establishing or continuing a path to wellness, to those referred by their doctor for treatment such as rehabilitation after joint replacement or heart surgery.

 “More than ever, people are focusing on not just getting well, but staying well,” says Steven Packer, MD, president and CEO of Community Hospital. “Peninsula Wellness Center provides the place to draw the link between lifestyle changes and better health, and we’re extremely pleased to be able to offer it to the the community.”

Members will receive a personal health assessment from an exercise physiologist, who will then develop a customized exercise prescription to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. The center includes:

  • State-of-the-art fitness equipment 
  • Lap and therapy pools 
  • Strength training 
  • Fitness classes 
  • Individualized guidance and monitoring by fitness and medical experts 
  • Cardiovascular fitness and rehabilitation 
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapy 
  • Locker rooms 
  • Childcare area 

“We’re passionate about bringing prevention, health, and wellness to our community,” says Kristine Drinovsky, general manager of Peninsula Wellness Center. “We have something for everyone, from someone new to a fitness program to an experienced triathlete or marathoner to a person recovering from injury or illness.”

Peninsula Wellness Center is conveniently located off Highway 1 at Imjin Parkway, across from the Dunes Shopping Center that includes REI , Target, and other stores. It adjoins a  27,500-square-foot medical office building that includes a Community Hospital imaging center for X-rays and a lab where the public may go for a range tests and screenings. The lab opens Tuesday; the imaging services will be available in mid-May. Monterey Bay Urgent Care is scheduled to open during the summer and Peninsula Primary Care, Community Hospital’s affiliate for primary care services, is expected to open  in late summer or fall. 

More information about Peninsula Wellness Center is available by calling (831) 883-5656.

Peninsula Wellness Center

Therapy Pool

Fitness Area

Fitness Area

Project elements

Peninsula Wellness Center — Opens Tuesday, May 3.

Satellite lab — Opens Tuesday, May 3.

Imaging (X-ray services) — Opens mid-May.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services — Opens mid-May.      

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy 

Cardiopulmonary Wellness — Anticipated opening June. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Monterey Bay Urgent Care — Anticipated opening summer 2011.

Peninsula Primary Care — Anticipated opening summer/fall 2011.



Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, 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 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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