Dominican Hospital

1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA  95065

222 Beds

Dominican Hospital is a 379-bed facility located in the Monterey bay area in Santa Cruz, California. Serving the community for over 75 years, Dominican Hospital offers emergency services as a certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. They also provide comprehensive cancer treatment, joint replacement, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. The Leapfrog Group has scored this hospital with an “A” grade and Dominican has been nationally recognized for patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment. The facility includes a level III NICU.

Spanish for “Holy Cross,” Santa Cruz is a surfing destination located on the northern edge of Monterey Bay. First established as a mission settlement, today’s Santa Cruz is a college town of around 60k residents. Hit the waves during the warm summers, and enjoy the mild, wet winters in this popular tourist location. Santa Cruz has a strong organic agriculture movement, a thriving downtown area, and vibrant arts scene. If the beach isn’t your jam, the redwood forests nearby provide an abundance of hiking. For those history buffs, there are number of landmarks and historic sites, not limited to the Mission Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and the Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster. The city struggles with one of the highest rates of homelessness, but the city government has been lobbied several times to address the issue. If you’re travel nurse who loves surf and sun, be sure to check out the Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Califor

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Cerner

What was the average patient acuity?

Average Pt Acuity is

1 - Independent, minimal medications needs, alert and oriented, continent, less than two co-morbidities, English speaking
10 - Dependent, lots of meds, confused, incontinent, more than two co-morbidities, non-english speaking

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Scrub Color

Navy Blue
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Was the nurse to patient ratio up to California standards?

Nurse to Patient Ratio up to California Standards?

100.0% responded YES

0.0% responded NO

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