In 1998, new construction of 3,000 square feet was added to the east wing of the hospital for a Wellness & Fitness Center. The expansion included a fitness room, space for group exercise, office space for a cardiac nurse and a meeting room for health education classes. A pool, shower/dressing rooms and restrooms were part of the project as well. By its completion, the CCH Foundation had contributed $275,000 towards the $700,000 project.
The Wellness Center was well received by the public and the need for expansion was obvious. In 2007, the theme, "Building for a Healthy Future" was chosen as fundraising efforts began on a $5,200,000 expansion project for the hospital. Two new wings were added - the NE Wing included an expanded Wellness Center located immediately inside the entry to this new addition. Its location was purposeful- Strategically placed between the Therapy Center and Cardiac Rehab, the space could be used for patient rehabilitation and treatment. The intent was to introduce patients to exercise programs and staff as well as familiarizing them with equipment that could help them make lifestyle changes needed to keep them healthy.
The Mark A. Chapman Wellness Center was named after its major benefactor and its mission is to promote the health and wellness of the community through education and preventative measures to ensure healthier life-styles. A wide variety of programs and classes are offered to accomplish this goal. Members may schedule with certified personal trainers to maximize the potential of each workout. Personal training provides knowledge of exercise physiology, nutrition, and training techniques to meet individual goals. Active members may enjoy many health benefits including: better control of weight, decreased anxiety, decreased body fat, decreased depression, decreased risk of many diseases, increased energy, increased self-esteem, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol.