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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: Wednesday, June 14 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Where:  Dignity Health Wellness Center - 21340 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 

To Register please call 831.457.7099

Try an e-bike Free for Two Weeks!

From conquering hills with ease, to shortening longer trips, e-bikes have been a game changer for many people. Through our partnership with Ecology Action, all Dominican Hospital staff are able to check out a  BMC Switzerland e-bike free for two weeks. Try it for your commute, errands, and other transportation needs. Hurry, these bikes are sure to get reserved quickly! Click here to schedule your free two week test ride (scroll to the bottom of the page). 

Questions? Contact Tawn Kennedy at Ecology Action at [email protected].

Thriving through Menopause

Join Dr. Ann-Marie Jackson OB/GYN for a virtual seminar to see what you can do to manage your symptoms, take control of your health and learn how to thrive during this difficult transition. Click to Register Now

  • When: Wednesday, June 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m., via Zoom

Oncology Health Fair

Join our team of experts for a comprehensive in-person health fair at the Dignity Wellness Center for interactive educational sessions and screenings. Click to Register Now

  • When: Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dignity Health Wellness Center - 21340 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 

Building your Bone Health

Join Dr. Michelle DiFiore, Rheumatologist, to understand what diagnostics and treatments are available to you, and how to slow down bone loss. Click to Register Now

  • When: Wednesday, June 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., via Zoom

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
Where:  Dignity Health Wellness Center - 21340 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 
To register please call 831-457-7099

Find your inspiration in the MyWellness Program

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. Click HERE for additional information.

In person classes 

Employee Wellness and PEP offer over 100 health and wellness classes, almost all of which are free. Here are just a few of the many offerings to support and inspire you.

Balance Bones 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

Click here to view the full list of classes offered through PEP.


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!

Current gym users no longer need to sign up in advance to use the gym.

If you are a new gym user you’ll need to complete a brief competency and liability waiver  (click here) before using the gym. 

Please follow the steps listed below:

  1. Login to Pathways and search for "2020 BASA DSC Employee Gym & Wellness Center." 
  2. Complete the module and email a screenshot along with your waiver to [email protected]

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].