Dear Friends,  

We were thrilled to celebrate the September opening of our brand new Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, a world-class regional diagnostic, treatment and research facility right here in Santa Barbara!  

We are truly grateful for the generous support of Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, Virgil Elings, our loyal donors, as well as our new community of friends whose gifts to the Campaign for our New Cancer Center have enabled the building of this extraordinary community resource. At the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, patients are now able to access all the services they need – including a comprehensive wellness program – while remaining close to their homes, families, friends and work. This state-of-the-art Cancer Center will facilitate a level of excellence in the delivery of cancer care unmatched in our community.

This year, donor support has also enabled us to expand our Urgent Care and Primary Care capacity in the newly-updated clinic at 215 Pesetas Lane. These changes improve patient access to critical services and ensure we are treating patients in a comfortable, welcoming and efficient environment. Thanks to a significant gift from Leatrice Luria we installed an emergency generator at Pesetas Lane, which enables us to serve the community in the case of a widespread natural disaster. As a result, we are now partners in the County of Santa Barbara’s Emergency Preparedness Program.  

As a nonprofit organization we are challenged to continue providing exceptional care in an era of diminishing insurance reimbursements.  Our goal is to continue delivering excellence in healthcare while ensuring patients have convenient, coordinated access to care.  Philanthropic support from our community makes a critical difference in helping Sansum Clinic to achieve that goal!

Our work is never done…we continue to focus our efforts on keeping pace with the latest technology, acquiring needed equipment, and further enhancing our patients’ healthcare experience with new programs and services.

We remain committed to your good health.

As the year comes to a close, we ask you to join our community of donors who help make it possible for us to take such significant steps forward in providing quality healthcare close to home.

We take pride in the fact that we have been delivering excellence in medical care for more than 97 years and that Sansum Clinic is the healthcare provider of choice for more than 130,000 patients on the Central Coast.  

Won’t you join us today with a year-end gift to support our efforts?  

Exploring new, different and better ways of delivering expert, compassionate medical care is central to our mission of serving the needs of our community.  We consider it our privilege and we ask you to invest in Sansum Clinic with your gift today.      

Please accept our deepest gratitude for your consideration and warmest wishes for a healthy and joyous holiday season!  


Janet Garufis

Janet A. Garufis
Chair, Board of Trustees

Kurt Ransohoff's signature

Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP
CEO and Chief Medical Officer    

P.S.  Your support helps us shape the future of healthcare in our community. Every gift we receive helps to make a difference! 

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