Sansum Clinic in the News

Sansum Clinic Relocating Santa Barbara Urgent Care to Pesetas Lane Facility

Sansum Clinic is relocating its Urgent Care services from 51 Hitchcock Way to 215 Pesetas Lane on Sunday.

The move is part of the Clinic’s plan to open up space and expand its Primary Care and Urgent Care services at the Pesetas Multispecialty Clinic, located at 215 Pesetas Lane, to provide more timely access to care in settings that are appropriate and convenient for patients in our community.

Read the full article on Noozhawk.

Sansum Clinic to Offer Physician-Assisted Suicide Drugs Under New State Law

Under California’s new physician-assisted suicide law, the Central Coast’s largest outpatient health-care provider will offer qualifying patients the lethal drugs they need to end their own lives.

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Sansum Clinic Welcomes Karen Handy as VP of Operations, Alexander Bauer as CFO

Under California’s new physician-assisted suicide law, the Central Coast’s largest outpatient health-care provider will offer qualifying patients the lethal drugs they need to end their own lives.

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GiveaPalooza Games Raise 21,500 for Special Olympics Santa Barbara

On Tuesday, March 22, a strong lineup of the Santa Barbara area’s leading businesses turned out to compete in the 1st Annual Give-a-Palooza Games, a fun-filled day of friendly corporate sports competition, which raised $21,500 for Special Olympics Southern California - Santa Barbara County Region.

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Dr. Michael G. Sarr Visits Sansum Clinic for Surgical Academic Week

Dr. Michael G. Sarr was the fifth nationally recognized Visiting Professor of Surgery presented by Sansum Clinic at Surgical Academic Week March 7-11, 2016.

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Santa Barbara Foundation Honors Ed Birch, Vicki Hazard as 73rd Man & Woman of the Year

Sansum Clinic President/CEO and Medical Director Dr. Kurt Ransohoff introduced the 73rd Woman of the Year Vicki Hazard. Although Hazard was gently promised a “quiet term as president,” a lot of major changes and challenges came to local health care: Obamacare, the proposed merger of Cottage Hospital and Sansum Clinic, Sansum Clinic merging with the Cancer Center, the installation of electronic medical record keeping, and the new campus being constructed on Foothill Road.

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Woman of the Year Vicki Hazard Privileged To Help Others Around Her

Hazard will receive the 73rd Woman of the Year Award from the Santa Barbara Foundation during a ceremony Wednesday at the Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Hazard has dedicated more than three decades to leadership roles in volunteerism and public service, with the past 15 years devoted almost exclusively to nonprofit agencies in Santa Barbara, including Sansum Clinic, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. 

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Sansum Clinic Receives 4.5 Medicare Stars on Clinical Care Report Card

Sansum Clinic was recognized by Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) and its stakeholder partners for earning 4.5 stars on the Physician Clinical Care Report Card, putting Sansum Clinic in a class with some of the most well-known healthcare organizations in the country.

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Sansum Clinic's Urgent Care Moves to Pesetas Lane Clinic

Sansum Clinic’s Urgent Care center is moving from its location on Hitchcock Way to its offices on Pesetas Lane at the junction of Calle Real and Highway 154.

Read the full article on the Independent.

HIMSS Analytics Honors Sansum Clinic with Stage 6 Recognition

HIMSS Analytics developed the Outpatient EMR Adoption Model in 2012 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities in the HIMSS Analytics® LOGIC™. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), ambulatory sites can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment.

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Dissolving Heart Stent Implanted by Cottage Surgeons

Surgeons at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital successfully implanted a dissolving stent in a patient with coronary artery disease recently, Cottage announced on July 19. The device allows the blood vessel walls to return to normal function — to pulse and flex — unlike the metal stents currently in use, according to a report from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Here's To Your Health - Wake-up Call

"I'm lying on a table, covered with a stiff, blue blanked from head to toe. My eyes are fixated on the ceiling and florescent lights above. I'm almost 34. How is this happening? I winch as sharp pains penetrate my back, the result of an icepack nestled beneath my spine for the past 10 minutes. The final moments of each physical therapy session end with my lower back numb with cold... This is the moment I realize I need to get my health-life together. Kristin Wise, my physical therapist for the last 4 weeks, re-enters the room."

Read the full article on the Sentinel.

Sansum Clinic's Cafe 154 Offers Fresh, Healthy Take On In-Clinic Food

Sansum Clinic's Cafe 154 announces its grand reopening with new manager, chef Brenda Simon. The cafe offers fresh, casual fare with a focus on healthy, locally sourced, and seasonal ingredients. Menu items include made-from-scratch favorites such as sandwiches, healthy wraps, pressed juices, and freshly baked breads and pastries. The gourmet grab-and-go counter offers diners delicious, healthy options with swift, friendly service.

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Digital Health Innovation Helps Improve Diabetic Patient Outcomes

As diabetes continues to exist as a highly common health condition, organizations like Sansum Clinic are finding new ways to make diabetes management less of a challenge for patients. Embracing digital health innovation has aided staff greatly in positioning the organization for improved outcomes for patients with diabetes.

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Dr. Saida Hamdani Named Santa Barbara County Physician of the Year

The Central Coast Medical Association awarded Saida Hamdani, M.D., as the 2017 Physician of the Year for Santa Barbara County.

Dr. Priti Gagneja, left, presents the award for 2017 Physician of the Year for Santa Barbara County to Dr. Saida Hamdani. (Central Coast Medical Association photo)

The honor is for a physician who has worked to improve the quality of health care, contributed to the education of other physicians, and engaged in community service and other activities outside of medicine.

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Sansum Clinic Primary Care Reach Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Learn more about Patient-Centered Medical Home

All 7 Sansum Clinic Primary Care sites have achieved Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. (Level 3 is the highest-achievable recognition.)

Sansum Clinic cannot thank our staff enough for their leadership, time, and dedication toward this effort. It is because of our staff that we were able to design and implement these tools and workflows. This recognition not only positions Sansum Clinic well in the face of an ever-changing healthcare environment, but it allows us the opportunity to reinforce and showcase the way we care for our patients – with a patient-centered approach.

NCQA works with practices to make sure they follow guidelines, so patients get the best care at the right time. Participation in a program shows a provider's commitment to improving their patient's health.

View the NCQA Report Cards here.