Healing Our Healthcare Heroes

Safely enjoy a free vacation and healing retreat at a world-class facility in the Santa Cruz Mountains, followed by a full year of virtual on-line support.  For healthcare professionals only.  

The Healing Our Healthcare Heroes Initiative is a year-long healing program that provides frontline healthcare workers the opportunity and time to recover, care for, and connect with themselves to cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday work, now exacerbated by the fear and unknown of COVID-19.

Hosted by 1440 Multiversity and born out of a debt of gratitude for the tireless efforts of these providers, Healing Our Healthcare Heroes will begin with a restorative three-day, two-night workshop program at the 75-acre nonprofit 1440 Multiversity campus in the Santa Cruz Mountains and accompanying year of online continued-support curricula is offered for free. In partnership with the Valley Medical Center Foundation, it is funded by generous donors, sponsors, and partners in order to support the mental health and physical, emotional, and spiritual rejuvenation of healthcare staff so they can begin to recover from COVID-19-associated stresses.

Click here to read the Healing Our Healthcare Heroes Participant Guide

Staff of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospitals & Clinics and adult guests (spouse/partner) are eligible participate. The private guest rooms, food, and redwood mountain setting are all designed to soothe and nourish, and the programmed activities have all been created with YOU in mind. 1440 Multiversity is closed to the public and available ONLY to healthcare professionals through this program. All the seminars and activities are voluntary, and many offer CME credit. The idea is to provide healing and rest amid this terrible pandemic, and to allow participants to restore and recharge. 1440 Multiversity’s facilities and classes would normally cost thousands of dollars per couple, but are being offered free of charge for this program. 

Note that participants are invited to attend on their own time, and time-off must approved by a supervisor. Guest spots are limited to just 50 per session to maximize safety, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first served basis. The program will run at least all summer long, and new time slots will be added and announced as they fill up.

Scheduled Sessions

  • Check in July 6, check out July 8
  • Check in July 10, check out July 12
  • Check in July 14, check out July 16

(check-in after 11am, check out before 11am, but lunch still served at noon)

For more information, email the VMC Foundation with your question.