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Dear Friends,

Our donors serve an incredibly important role in helping us provide the high-quality healthcare our community needs and deserves. Our ability to deliver the most compassionate care and utilize the most advanced technology are key reasons why Sansum Clinic is the preferred healthcare provider for more than 160,000 patients.

Our most significant milestone for 2023 was becoming part of Sutter Health. With this agreement finalized, we are now on the threshold of an exciting new chapter in our 103-year history.

This partnership will enable us to make significant investments in our facilities and capital improvement projects that we have not had the resources to undertake alone. This, combined with Sutter’s proven success with recruiting and retaining physicians, will bring tremendous benefits to Santa Barbara and our surrounding communities in the form of more and better access to high-quality healthcare.

With our new partnership in place, we are excited about the year ahead, with a focus on:

  • Advancements in Sansum’s ambulatory surgery center technology and services, featuring state-of-the-art technology integration and the addition of three more operating rooms.
  • Providing access to the most advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities, exemplified through the opening of the Connie Frank Breast Imaging Center in 2024 which will enhance the experience of tens of thousands of patients who come to us for breast imaging each year.
  • Improving access so that patients can receive the care they need, when they need it, and in the most appropriate setting. Whether it’s through Primary Care, Specialty Care, or Urgent Care, we are dedicated to improving your access to essential healthcare services.

Despite the many benefits that will be coming with our integration into the Sutter organization, it is important to emphasize that the Sutter and Sansum affiliation will continue to be a nonprofit healthcare organization, and we will continue to rely on the generous support of our grateful patients in our pursuit of excellence. Worthy of special note is our commitment that all gifts of support donated to this community will remain in this community.

One of our highest fundraising priorities is the Lovelace Fund for Medical Excellence and the Physician Housing Program, which enables us to offer new physicians assistance in the purchase of homes in our high-priced real estate market. This very successful program has been instrumental in our recruitment and retention of highly skilled physicians in a broad range of specialties needed to serve the healthcare needs of our community.

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.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2024!


Signature Kurt Ransohoff
Vicki Hazard

Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP
President, Greater Central Coast Market

Vicki Hazard, Chair
Sutter Health Greater Central Coast Advisory Board

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