How You Can Help

Dear Friends,   

"We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, and so passionate they can be rational," states Kavita Ramdas, former CEO of the Global Fund for Women. The female physicians at Sansum Clinic and the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center embody all these characteristics.

In the last two decades Sansum Clinic has come a long way in its support of women’s healthcare. In 2000 only 20% of our physicians were female and now, nearly 20 years later, approximately 42% of our physicians are women, specializing in fields that have historically been dominated by male physicians – like urology and other surgical specialties.

Sansum Clinic currently provides medical care to 128,964 patients (816,415 visits) and 56 percent of those patients are female.

Our Women’s Council recently hosted an event for women by women, featuring six of our female physicians talking about the latest advancements in their medical specialties. The event was extremely well received and the response from our guests was an enthusiastic request to provide additional support for the special healthcare needs of women.

In our effort to bring greater focus to women’s health, Sansum Clinic is launching a Women’s Health Initiative, dedicated to supporting educational forums for women, as well as purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment and providing unique services directed specifically at enhancing women’s health.

The purchase of an additional 3-D Mammogram Machine to supplement the two 3-D machines currently in operation at Sansum Clinic is at the top of the list of priorities for the Women’s Health Initiative. Always in high demand, these machines provide greater accuracy, earlier detection, decreased recall rates and improved patient experiences when compared to earlier mammography equipment.

Your gift to our new Women’s Health Initiative will support the launch
of a fund dedicated to the health of women today and tomorrow
and will help us with the purchase of a third 3-D Mammogram Machine.

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.

You are an important partner in our current and future success. Thank you for the confidence you have placed in Sansum Clinic for your healthcare. We sincerely appreciate your consideration of our request for support, and we are truly grateful for every gift we receive, large or small.

Best wishes to you and your family for continued good health throughout the year.


Janet Garufis Signature                              Vicki Hazard Signature             

Janet A. Garufis                                                               Vicki Hazard
Chair, Board of Trustees                                              Vice Chair, Board of Trustees              

Julie Nadel Signature                               Bobbie Rosenblatt Signature             
Julie Nadel                                                                        Bobbie Rosenblatt
Co-Chair, Women’s Council                                       Co-Chair, Women’s Council


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