The California Correctional Health Care Facility at a glance:
Cost: $839 million.
Number of employees: More than 2,500.
Annual payroll: $220 million.
Groundbreaking: November 2010.
First patients arrive: July 2013.
Capacity reached: December 2013.
Types of inmates: 1,010 beds for medical patients; 616 beds for mentally ill patients; 100 beds for inmates who are on crews assigned to work at the medical complex.
Services: Includes dialysis treatment center, diagnostic center, dental care, library, education center.
Other medical options: More seriously ill patients will be treated at San Joaquin General Hospital in a secure ward renovated by the state at a cost of $2.2 million. The neighboring $173 million DeWitt Correctional Annex is set to open in spring 2014. It will house and treat 1,133 mentally ill inmates.