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Overview of Dominican Hospital

Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has been caring for the Santa Cruz County community for 75 years and offers quality-focused comprehensive care serving the health care needs of the Monterey Bay region. We offer emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services.
Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and 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.

Total beds: 222

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospital

No of Affiliated Doctors: 375

Specialities: Multi Speciality
Affiliated Providers :
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Medicare Quality data

The Medicare quality data presented below is derived from the www.cms.gov hospital compare data. Star ratings are limited in scope to the data sources they are derived from. The Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across 7 areas of quality into a single rating for each hospital.

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Patient Experience


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Staying out of Hospital after treatment


Above national average

Same as national average

Below national average

Patient Experience (HCHAPS) data from Medicare

This data is based on HCAHPS survey by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov).The HCAHPS survey is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge; the survey isn't restricted to Medicare beneficiaries. Hospital Compare currently reports results for the categories listed below.    

69% Patients that would definitely recommend ( 3% lower than the national average )


Aetna - HMO, PPO, POS, Medicare Advantage, Anthem Blue Cross of California - HMO, PPO, Medicare Advantage, Covered California, Beech Street - PPO, Blue Shield of California - HMO, PPO, Medicare Advantage, Covered California, Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH) – Medi-Cal Managed Care, Coventry (First Health) – PPO, Foundation Health, Health Net - HMO, PPO, POS, Medicare Advantage, Humana - Medicare Advantage, Health Smart (Interplan) - PPO, Medi-Cal - California Program, MediCruz – Santa Cruz County Plan, Medicare - Federal Program, MHN - Behavioral health care, MultiPlan - PPO, Pacific Health Alliance, Private Health Care Services (PHCS) - PPO, Scan Health Plan - Medicare Advantage HMO, Sutter Health Plus, TriCare, United Healthcare - HMO, PPO, Choice Plus, Options PPO, Medicare Advantage, Veterans Administration, Western Growers – Cedar Plan



The hospital accepts various types of health insurance, but individual coverage may be variable. You should check with your insurance whether the hospital is in network or not. You can make payment via cash, online, credit card or debit card.

Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pacific Railway-Boardwalk Station

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport

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