Health and Wellness


The purpose of the departmental wellness committee is to promote physical and emotional health and well-being of all departmental members. The committee consists of residents and faculty, which has a program that features a comprehensive curriculum based on four domains of wellbeing: professional, physical, psychological and social. Furthermore, the program monitors and addresses the risk factors of burnout like sleep deprivation, Stress of work relationships, anxiety about competency, high level of anger, loneliness, or anxiety and lack of appreciation on the part of the medical team or patients, fear of making a mistake.

One of main goals of the wellness committee is to identify and address the signs of burn out like chronic fatigue, reduced professional efficacy, pessimism, isolation and irritability. Also, provides education, confidential support, advice, and appropriate professional referral for mental or physical help that meets your needs.

The program has dedicated meeting to discuss burnout and to provide resources for preventing and treating burn out.

We offer an assortment of health & wellness classes and special events to suit your health fancy.


Heart Health Fair

Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Main Lobby.
Cost: This event is free and open to all.
For more information: Email: [email protected].


Yoga for All

Date/Time: Sundays | 09:00-10:30 a.m.
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Cleveland Classroom.
Cost: This class is free.
Instructor: Chinu Medhi
To Register: Call 888.441.3445 or email: [email protected].


Weekly Meditation Series

Date/Time: Classes to resume soon! Email [email protected] for the latest details.
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Cleveland Classroom.
Instructors: Scott Neeley, MD, Richard Goldman, MD, Hymavathi Kunamneni, PhD, Linda Potter
Cost: This class is free.
To Register: No registration required. 


Community Tai Chi

Date/Time: Classes will resume in spring.
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Cleveland Classroom.
Cost: This free class is open to all.
Instructor: Brenda Norris, Certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis & Diabetes
To Register: Call 209.368.1701 or email [email protected] to register.


Cancer or Diabetes Exercise Program

Date/Time: 10 - Week Series.
Location: St. Joseph's Medical Center, Lower Level.
Cost: This class is free.
To Register: To register for this free, medically supervised exercise program for cancer and diabetes patients, call St. Joseph's Physical Therapy Department at 209.467.6365.


Special Events

  • Caring for Me - Annual Women's Health & Lifestyle Event.
  • A Treat-Meant for You - Annual Day of Pampering for Cancer Patients.
  • Gathering of Friends - Annual Summer Picnic.
  • Wellness in the Woods - Annual Retreat for Cancer Patients and their families.

Learn More and Register to Attend

For more information on any of these health and wellness classes and events, please give us a call at 888.441.3445 during regular business hours.