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Last Chance to join the Jackpot Challenge!

The Dominican Hospital Jackpot Challenge has begun, but we’ve got some good news for you…you can STILL JOIN!

Register today to join this fun and effective 12-week challenge!

SIGN UP online or on HealthyWage’s mobile app for $70. Everyone’s registration fee goes into the pot! The more participants, the bigger the pot! Create a team of 2 and every team that averages a 6% weight loss wins! Need a teammate?  No worries! The HealthyWage team can help pair you up. The LAST DAY to register is February 1st, 2023, so don’t delay!

To register click here

Take Charge of Your Nutrition

Join a Dignity Health registered dietitian for a series of free informative talks to improve your diet and lifestyle. Topics include:

  • Unhealthy Eating-Breaking the Cycle
  • ABC’s of Mindful Eating
  • Emotional Eating and Stress
  • Plant-Based Flexitarian Eating

When: Last Tuesday of each month from 4:00- 5:00 p.m (beginning January 2023)
Where:  Dignity Health Wellness Center - 21340 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 
To register please call 831-457-7099

MyWellness Program Year 2023 Begins!

With the new year here, it's time to be kind to yourself with the help of MyWellness. Whether you're continuing your MyWellness journey or are just beginning, MYWellness can help encourage and support you with daily tips, activity tracking, motivating challenges and more. You can also earn up to $450 by completing eligible activities. Sign in or sign up today and be inspired by the more than 100 ways our program can support your physical, social and spiritual well-being. You can even have your own wellness coach to help you get started and stay on track!

You can also click HERE for additional information.

2023 Run Discounted Registration is now open

Registration for the 2023 5K & 10K is now open! The event will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023. The first 100 Dominican Hospital employees that register will receive a 25% discount when using the code TeamHumanKindness. Please remember that this code is for staff only.  Register here.

Reassess your cardiovascular risk factors

If you are working on your healthy habits to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, congratulations! We are here to help you track your progress with Free Health Screening Appointments at the Dignity Health Wellness Center. Schedule a free 20 minute appointment with a clinician to screen your blood pressure, glucose and non-fasting cholesterol.

When: February 8, 2023 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Where:  Dignity Health Wellness Center - 21340 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 
To Register please call 831-457-7099

In person classes 

Stance and Strength

Join us for a gentle movement series including functional movements using body weight, dumbbells, and TRX. Balance and postural movements will also be included. Smiling is heartily encouraged! No prior experience required, all levels welcome!

  • When: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00-4:50 pm
  • Where:  Dignity Health Wellness Center - 21340 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz  

Register onsite at the Dignity Health Wellness Center

Mindful Walking  - *New offering*

Take a 15-minute break to learn a simple approach to mindfulness that’s easy to incorporate into your daily routine. When we combine the benefits of walking with mindfulness, we can experience numerous improvements in our physical and mental well-being.

  • When: Mondays from 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Where:   Meet at the gazebo near the organic garden between the DECC and Paul Sweet Road

Guided Meditation - *New offering*

Join us to experience the numerous benefits a meditative practice can bring to you. Learn how to feel more calm, focused, balanced, and to more easily let go of daily stressors and challenges. Practice together with others, ask questions and share in the experience. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those who already have a regular meditation practice.

  • When: Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30 pm
  • Where:   Meet at the gazebo near the organic garden between the DECC and Paul Sweet Road


View the complete schedule and registration information for classes, coaching, and massage on the calendar below. Please check the calendar below for days and times for current wellness classes at the DECC and at the Wellness Center. Please note the location for each class listing.



Offerings for Dominican Hospital Employees

The Employee Gym is Open!

For safety, all gym users must sign up before they exercise. Sign up here (February 1-14) or here (February 15-28).

  • To keep everyone safe, specific guidelines have been put into place to limit the number of people who can work out at a single time and to keep the equipment clean and sanitized. Beginning February 1st, 2023 users may sign up for up to (2) 30 minute time slots per day. If your workouts are generally 30 minutes or less please sign up for only one slot per day to allow other employees to enjoy the gym..
  • If you are a new gym user you’ll need to complete a brief competency and liability waiver before using the gym. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Commuter Club

  • Dominican Hospital is pleased to announce that GO Santa Cruz County is now available as a benefit for all staff. Every time you log a carpool, transit, bike, or walk trip (or telecommute), you earn points towards the Commute Rewards Program. Points can be accumulated and redeemed for $5, $10 or $25 gift cards.
  • Register by visiting and joining the GO Santa Cruz County Dominican network. GO Santa Cruz County includes rewards and incentives, trip planning support, and a carpool matching tool.
  • The Go Santa Cruz County program has replaced our previous Commuter Club.

New Commuter Program Offers Free Benefits for Employees
Dominican Hospital is proud to partner with Ecology Action to provide employees with free environmentally friendly services to lessen the burden of commuting. Through this program Dominican employees can take advantage of great benefits including:

  • 0% interest on a bike loan: up to $750 for a pedal bike and $1,500 for an electric bike
  • e-Bike demos: test ride an e-Bike for two weeks!
  • To find out about other great free benefits and sign up visit

Discounted WW Memberships Available
WW (formerly WeightWatchers) is a weight-loss approach that provides you with your own plan, making it easier to lose the weight you want while eating the foods you love. Earn MyWellness points for signing up, tracking your nutrition, activity and weight and attending workshops. CommonSpirit Health will pay a portion of your monthly membership if you are eligible for MyWellness rewards. CommonSpirit's portion will appear as taxable income on your paycheck. Register now

Improve Your Financial Fitness with myFiTage
Feeling good about your finances is a great way to be kind to yourself now and in the future. Your financial wellness is unique, just like you - and the path you take to reach your financial goals should be unique, too. Use the new, free tool, myFiTage, to guide you through key financial decisions, create a plan and see personalized suggestions. Earn 500 MyWellness points for learning your FiTage. Learn More


If you have questions about wellness programming please contact [email protected] or [email protected].