Jeff Anderson Hospital is planning a major expansion of its fitness center.
That 20,000 square foot expansion will include a new basketball court, a swimming pool and a rehab pool, new locker room and classrooms, saunas and whirlpools.
The expansion was approved Tuesday by Anderson's board of directors.
Fitness center officials say it will help integrate the medical component of the hospital with the fitness component of the center.
"With the current service we have, by opening a facility of this nature, we can capture a larger patient load and be able to provide programs no one else can provide in the area," said Peg Campana.
Anderson opened its fitness center in 1986. The expanded facility should be open within a year and a half.