Sister Michaella Siplak, Director of Community Health Integration Services at Dominican Hospital

Through low-cost treatment, education, and referrals to additional resources, the passionate nursing staff is able to keep serious health conditions in check, and helps patients in the community take control of their health in ways they’d never be able to otherwise.

The Mobile Wellness Clinic

Dignity Health believes everyone should have access to quality health care. But for a lot of people in the communities surrounding Santa Cruz, it isn’t easy. This need is what inspired Sister Michaella Siplak to launch the Mobile Wellness Clinic out of Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California. The 37-foot RV is fully equipped to bring health care to the people in need. Serving nearly 2,500 patients annually, the roaming clinic connects them to medical professionals before an ER visit becomes necessary.