The partnerships facilitated by the Foundation with community members, businesses, and other foundations has allowed for increased support to the Hospital in multiple areas. Here are a few of the recent areas of increased support.

Wellness on Wheels Campaign

The Mobile Wellness Clinic of Dominican Hospital has a team of bilingual staff who are fluent in both English and Spanish. They are committed to providing high-quality healthcare services to patients with both episodic medical conditions and chronic needs. This clinic provides crucial health services to underserved and vulnerable residents in Santa Cruz County, helping to bridge the gap in healthcare access and promote wellness for all. The Wellness on Wheels Campaign aims to make a significant impact to expand and enhance the services offered by the Mobile Wellness Clinic. As a free service, funds may also be available to support patient’s medical expenses beyond their initial screening or site visit such as: dental appointments, behavioral health counseling, physical therapy, colonoscopy appointments, medications, copays, and other surgical needs.

Cardiac Care

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for residents of Santa Cruz County. In fact, 40% of all heart attacks are fatal. Early medical intervention is key to surviving a heart attack. Statistics show that patients who get to the emergency room within one hour of the onset of symptoms have a greater chance of survival. 

Acute Rehabilitation Care

Patients requiring acute rehabilitation services have highly complex needs. Stroke victims, patients with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, and those who are recovering from other neurologic surgeries need the expert care of specialized professionals. Our Acute Rehabilitation Center is the most distinguished acute rehab program on the central coast and has been going strong for over 20 years. Dominican Hospital is the only certified Primary Stroke Center on the Central Coast.

Mary and Richard Solari Cancer Center

Location of the Infusion Center and the Bennett & Suzy Katz Cancer Resource Center offers patients and their families the medical, physical and emotional support they need when facing cancer. These services include one-on-one counseling sessions, wig and head covering seminars, lectures, workshops, and referrals free of cost. Nurse Navigator services are also available free of charge to help with the complicated process of navigation through treatment management. 

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is a community-based health and wellness complex centrally-located in the Live Oak district of Santa Cruz. This welcoming, accessible space is open to all and serves disabled and chronically-ill patients in our communities. The Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) is located at the Wellness Center, offering in person and virtual-live activities and classes to support physical, social, emotional, and cognitive well-being. In addition to fostering improved health, personal growth, and creativity, the programs are designed to keep individuals engaged and active in the community.