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March 29, 2019, Santa Cruz, California – Continuing her life-long dedication to children’s oral health, Sister Julie Hyer, OP, delivered a $25,000 check on behalf of the Lifeguard Charitable Fund to help a local clinic, Salud Para La Gente, to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss to families of young children. Sister Julie lived out her dedication through years of ministry in health care as President and CEO of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz for more than 22 years and as CEO of Salud Para La Gente for two and a half years. This recent project is a continuation of her childhood efforts to collect donations of toothpaste for needy children. Read the entire article by Michael Oppenheimer in the Capitola Soquel Times.
October 25, 2016, Santa Cruz, California – As Dominican Hospital celebrates its founding 75 years ago by four pioneer Adrian Dominican Sisters, the Adrian Dominicans who serve there today continue to live out the mission of the Congregation. The hospital is known today for its “cutting-edge technology” as well as its values of “dignity, collaboration, justice, stewardship, and excellence.” Read the full article that traces Dominican Hospital from its Adrian Dominican roots in August 1941 to its current service to the community.
Feature photo: Celebrating Dominican Hospital’s 75th anniversary are, from left: Sisters Beth Butler, OP, Judy Silva, OP, Michaella Siplak, OP, and Veronica Kelley, OP; Bishop Richard Garcia, of the Diocese of Monterey, California; and Sisters Adrienne Piennette, OP, and Rita Eileen Dean, OP.