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Dear Friends,   

Last winter’s twin disasters in our community created an unprecedented set of circumstances. As we look back on the recovery efforts there is so much for which we can be grateful. Our community came together in ways that demonstrated our strength and commitment to the wellbeing of each other.    As we near the end of this historic year we reflect on the resilience and strength of our community and just how much we have been able to accomplish at Sansum Clinic. 

In May we hosted a donor and community open house for the opening of the Wolf Education & Training Center and Healing Garden on the campus of the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center.  And September was the one year anniversary of the opening of the Elings Oncology Building at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center.

We are so proud of this world-class regional diagnostic, treatment and research facility that provides a level of excellence in the delivery of cancer care unmatched on the Central Coast.  We are grateful to our generous donors, especially Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree and Virgil Elings for their support. 

The health insurance landscape changed in 2018 for thousands of patients and because of our long-standing relationship with Blue Shield, Sansum was able to establish a contract that has enabled us to provide continuity of care for our patients

We received national recognition in a number of areas, notably, groundbreaking new procedures in our Cardiology department, the redesign of our Primary Care departments to the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care, and optimization of the Wave, our electronic health record system. 

Medical excellence is a never-ending journey and we strive to stay ahead of the curve and drive positive change in how our patients receive their care.

Many people don’t realize that as a nonprofit organization, Sansum Clinic re-invests earnings back into the community by continually improving care, equipment and services for our patients.  In an era of diminishing insurance reimbursements, the Clinic’s commitment to providing high quality care relies increasingly, on the generosity of our donors. 

Your philanthropic support will make 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.    

Our list of funding priorities include the Lovelace Fund for Medical Excellence which encompasses the Physician Housing and Facility Improvement Programs to assist us in the recruitment and retention of outstanding physicians; a new Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Program for patients with critical illness, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology

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

We take pride in the fact that we have been delivering excellence in medical care for nearly 100 years. 

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 to serve you and we hope you will invest in Sansum Clinic with a gift today.      

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


Janet Garufis                   Kurt Ransohoff's signature

Janet A. Garufis                                                        Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP
Chair, Board of Trustees                                        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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