Women of Wellness (WoW) Council

The Women of Wellness Council was formed to provide education, input, and financial resources for new and existing women's health services at Dominican Hospital.

Reflecting the history and mission of Dominican Hospital, WoW will emulate the history of the hospitals all female founders and leaders, by modeling the giving, compassion, friendship, and courage and perseverance demonstrated over the years. By working to improve existing, and adding new services aligned with the hospital's goals and directions, the organization's goal will be to support a comprehensive Women's Health offering at the hospital, serving the needs of women in Santa Cruz County. 

WoW is a giving society, requesting a minimum commitment of $1,000 per year from its members. The council will meet two to three times annually to learn more about Dominican Hospital's current women's health services, identify and understand the need for new or improved programs, equipment, facilities, and foster relationships. In addition to education and socialization, the membership will vote on funding essential technologies or needed programs and services. 

For more information or to request a hospital tour, please email Alexandra.VanZanen@DignityHealth.org or call the Foundation at 831.462.7712. If you are interested in joining as a member of WoW, the pledge form may be downloaded here to be submitted to the Foundation office. 

WoW Council Funded Projects (2019-2024):

  • 2024
    Noninvasive Ventilation (Respiratory Therapy) - $27,971 
    Carts for Fetal Monitors (Birth Center) - $8,700
    Outpatient NICU Nutrition Program (Nutrition) - $4,939 + $4,000 supplemental funds from an anonymous WoW member.
    DHMG Oncology Women's Resources (DHMG Oncology) - $5,000 - Fully funded by an anonymous WoW member.
    Wig Boutique (Katz Cancer Resource Center) - $20,000 - Fully funded by an anonymous WoW member.
  • 2023
    PLEDGE Program, Cancer Hereditary Assessment and Management Plan (Oncology) - $40,000
    Lucas Chest Compression System, Support for Patients in Cardiac Arrest (Emergency) - $16,545
    Training Faculty and Residents in Sonosim, Point of Care Ultrasound (Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program) - $23,454
  • 2022
    Innovation and Integration of Simulation Training - $10,750
    Knowledge Center - $25,221
    "Women Have Strokes Too" - $5,579
    Perinatal Pelvic Floor Health Program - $2,500 + $6,000 private contributions
    Dominican Employee Resiliency Coping Program - $28,050
  • 2021
    Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program- $35,000
    Wellness Center Outdoor Area - $30,000
    Dementia Care Posey Aprons - $4,000
    Employee Lactation Room Refresh - $2,500
  • 2020
    Nitrous Oxide Pain Management System: $9,455
    Five (5) AvalonCL Wireless Fetal Monitoring Systems: $48,495
    Pelvic Floor Clinic: $17,050
  • 2019
    Medically Integrated Health and Wellness Center: $36,700
    Neonatal Incubator and Warmer: $18,300
    Neuropathy Prevention Cold Mitts and Socks - $5,000

Women of Wellness Council