Sutter Health Plus Adds Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz County
Today, Dignity Health, a healthcare provider system, and Sutter Health Plus announced the signing of agreements to add Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz to the Sutter Health Plus network effective Jan 1, 2020.
The Sutter Health Plus network in Santa Cruz County includes Palo Alto Medical Foundation and its care centers throughout the county, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, and Watsonville Community Hospital.
“We’re excited to add Dominican Hospital to ournetwork,” said Brian Fellner, Sutter Health Plus CEO. “Our members are at thecenter of everything we do, and Dominican Hospital will offer members who liveor work in Santa Cruz more choice and increased access to high-quality, affordablecare.”
As of January 1, the Sutter Health Plus networkincludes 30 hospitals and campuses, more than 8,000 providers, hundreds ofconveniently located facilities, and dozens of urgent care centers and SutterWalk-In Care locations, including the recently opened walk-in care in Aptos.Members also have access to same-day video visits for non-urgent, everydayhealth needs.
Dominican Hospital has been serving theSanta Cruz County community for more than 75 years, offering advanced,comprehensive care including cardiac surgery, a cancer center, orthopedic care,a birth center and level 3 NICU, and emergency services.
“Dignity Health and Sutter Health have been longtimepartners providing care to Santa Cruz County residents,” said Todd Strumwasser,MD, president of Dignity Health’s Northern California Division. “As part of theSutter Health Plus network, we’re pleased to offer increased access to thecounty’s full-service, nationally recognized hospital.”
Dominican Hospital is thethird Dignity Health facility in the Sutter Health Plus network, joining St.Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.
Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has been caring for the Santa Cruz County community for over 75 years. Dominican offers 24/7 emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center. Dominican’s services include the only full service Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, comprehensive robotic surgery, a Total Joint Replacement program, advanced neurological and endoscopic services, and an expert heart and vascular team. Dominican has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.