Sonoma Valley Hospital Will Offer Three Sessions Of Wellness University In 2016

Dec 4, 2015 | Sonoma Valley Hospital News | 0 comments

Sonoma Valley Hospital has scheduled three sessions of its popular Wellness University™ course during 2016 and all are open to the community without cost. Wellness University is a college-level course based on a curriculum developed by the Hospital for those interested in improving or maintaining good health, serving as a role model for healthy behaviors, and teaching wellness.  Students completing the program graduate as Wellness Ambassadors.

Among the topics covered are: assessing your current state of emotional and physical health; finding balance in your life; stress reduction and relaxation techniques; importance of making positive choices; value of exercise and good nutrition; recommended breathing practices; and developing healthy habits.

Many who take the course find it invaluable in helping them understand how to improve their health and wellness. “Prior to enrolling in Wellness University, I thought I could never afford the time commitment to the program,” said Cynthia Denton, SVH Director of Patient Financial Services and Admitting. “I was so incredibly amazed to learn that the Five Keys to Wellness benefit every aspect of my life, both personally and professionally. I would do it all again!”

Hospital instructors include Kelly Mather, CEO; Leslie Lovejoy, Chief Quality Officer; and Steven Lewis, Wellness Director.

SVH has scheduled two sessions of six biweekly classes, beginning in February and September, and a special intensive one-week “boot camp” in July. Here is the calendar:

Session I: Feb. 10-Apr. 20 • Wednesdays, 8:00 am -10:00 am (every other week)

Session II: July 18-22 • Monday – Friday, 9:00 -11:00 am (one week)

Session III: Sept. 21-Nov. 30 • Wednesdays, 8:00 am -10:00 am (every other week)

To reserve a place or obtain more information, contact Vivian Woodall at or 707.935.5005. If you receive voicemail, please leave your name, phone and email address. If you plan to attend, please make sure you are available for all classes. Attendance is limited to 35 participants, so early sign up is encouraged.