Dear Friends,

We are so grateful to you and other loyal members of our donor community who help make it possible for us to provide the quality healthcare our community needs and deserves.

Our ability to deliver the most compassionate care while utilizing the most advanced technology is why Sansum Clinic is the preferred healthcare provider for more than 129,000 patients and why the community has been seeking care from us for nearly 100 years.

Philanthropic support over the last few years has enabled the Clinic to:

  • Build the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, a world-class regional diagnostic, treatment and research center, in partnership with the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara.
  • Expand our Urgent Care and Primary Care capacity in the newly updated clinic at 215 Pesetas Lane.
  • Modernize our facilities to enhance the patient experience at the Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Allergy Departments on Hitchcock Way; Obstetrics and Gynecology on Pueblo Street and the Oncology Department in Solvang.
  • Recruit 23 physicians, including the community’s first-ever fellowship-trained oncologic surgeon and a new general surgeon, through shared-appreciation home loans as part of the Physician Housing Program supported by The Lovelace Fund for Medical Excellence.
  • Purchase two mammogram machines and the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System that provides advanced breast screening.
  • Purchase an emergency generator at Pesetas Lane as part of Santa Barbara’s Emergency Preparedness Program.
  • Establish the Prescription Navigator Program, a pharmacist-led medication therapy management program that ensures the safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications by patients.
  • Advance the level of surgical care available in our community through the Clinic’s Visiting Professor of Surgery Education Program that brings national and international experts to our community each year.
  • Create an education fund to provide clinical and non-clinical staff with unique personal and professional development opportunities that will expand their value within the Clinic and create a stronger and more dynamic platform for healthcare delivery.
  • Provide the underserved residents of our community who have no health insurance with free diagnostic services through our partnership with the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.
  • Offer Health Education Programs free or at a nominal fee.

We could not have accomplished this without you! 

In collaboration with our board leadership and executive team, Sansum Clinic has identified the philanthropic funding priorities that will allow us to keep pace with the latest technology and equipment, and further enhance our patient’s healthcare experience with new programs and services.

Please help us meet our top funding priorities, outlined hereAs a nonprofit organization dedicated to healthcare in an era of diminishing insurance reimbursements, our commitment to providing exceptional care will rely, increasingly, on the generosity of our donors.

We are truly grateful for every gift we receive, no matter the amount. Your support contributes to good health for everyone.

You are an important partner in our current and future success. Working together we can continue to better serve you, our patients and the community. 

We appreciate the confidence you have placed in Sansum Clinic for your healthcare and thank you in advance for your consideration. We wish you and your family continued good health throughout the year.


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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