Canopy Health’s Newest Service Area Includes a Top-Rated Medical Group and Hospital

Canopy Health’s newest service area includes top-rated Dignity Health Medical Network – Santa Cruz (DHMN-SC) and Dignity Health Dominican Hospital.

Canopy Health’s newest service area includes Dignity Health Dominican Hospital and Dignity Health Medical Network – Santa Cruz (DHMN), formerly Physicians Medical Group (PMG), the largest independent practice association (IPA) of primary care and specialist physicians in Santa Cruz County.

Keep reading to learn how this top-rated medical group and hospital will give Canopy Health members in the Bay Area even greater access to trusted primary care physicians, specialists, and hospitals.

Expanding to Santa Cruz County

Canopy Health is excited to expand its alliance of top-rated hospitals and physicians to include DHMN-Santa Cruz County and Dominican Hospital. This expansion will help our members access exceptional healthcare closer to where they live, work, and play. The Canopy Health expansion into Santa Cruz now gives more than one-third of Bay Area residents who live and work in different counties the opportunity to seek care in multiple locations.

Dignity Health Medical Network (DHMN) is Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s managed care contracting entity for independent physician associations (IPAs) in California, providing the support and resources to help IPAs better serve their managed care patients. DHMN-SC partners with providers, hospitals, and healthcare delivery systems to create networks that deliver value for the communities they serve. In Santa Cruz, DHMN-DC represents the largest network of independent primary care physicians and specialists in the county, including hundreds of providers, 42 specialties, and 90 locations. Learn more about DHMN in Santa Cruz.

Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has been caring for the Santa Cruz County community for over 75 years. It offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center. Dominican Hospital’s services also include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, advanced neurological and endoscopic services, and an expert heart and vascular team treating some of the most complex cardiac cases in the Monterey Bay area.

The hospital 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 Hospital has also received several awards for environmental excellence. To learn more, please visit their website,

Canopy Health Offers Network-Wide Referrals

As communities grow and commute times increase, it is important that Canopy Health members can access healthcare wherever they live, work, or play in the Bay Area. Importantly, our members can get network-wide referrals through Canopy Health’s Alliance Referral Program. Canopy Health’s extensive network of impressive physicians, hospitals, and urgent care centers simplifies referrals and gives members access to all Canopy Health providers, not just those in their primary care physician’s medical group. This means better, faster, and more affordable care from the Bay Area’s top specialists.

With the Santa Cruz County expansion, Canopy Health’s network now includes 19 hospitals and dozens of care centers with access to nearly 5,000 physicians for primary and specialty care across nine Bay Area counties, including: 

  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

A Partnership Delivering Refreshingly Clear, Human Care

Canopy Health members will now benefit from Dominican Hospital and DHMN’s combined strengths and expertise. These two institutions provide some of the most advanced care available in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area, and our extensive network opens up exciting new healthcare options for those who live, work, and play in Santa Cruz.  

The expansion furthers Canopy Health’s mission to deliver refreshingly clear, human care to even more Bay Area residents. The expansion will also advance Canopy Health’s goals of championing health and advocating for Bay Area residents.