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Dear Friends,

All too often, family conversations about the care of loved ones if and when they can no longer communicate their preferences, happen too late. I’ve witnessed these tough but preventable situations.  We are proud to offer our community a solution: free advance care planning workshops to help you create and complete an advance directive, important regardless of your age.  

We are also shining a light on a digital tool our patients can now access for free. SCOUT by Sutter Health® is a personalized digital program created for teens, young adults and their families.  The app has evidence-based tips, tools and resources to improve mental wellbeing.  I encourage you to download the app and give it a try.  

Our partnership with Sutter is already helping to streamline, expand and improve the care we offer. We’re sharing what we learn with Sutter as we both pilot AI-powered solutions which capture and save patient visit notes in real time. Raising the bar on operational excellence by leveraging every technology, tool and talent makes us stronger, smarter and better able to consistently give patients an experience they’d recommend to others.   

Keep reading for more news about your good health, including:   

  • How our Clinic and Santa Barbara City College are  working together to train the healthcare workforce of the future 
  • Creative ways to pack more protein into your diet 
  • Our pediatrician's perspective on building community immunity 

This is an exciting time at our Clinic, as we join forces with Sutter Health to become the most comprehensive, integrated and connected system for getting and staying well. 

Despite the many benefits that will be coming with our integration in 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.

We are truly grateful for every gift we receive, no matter the amount.  All gifts of support to Sansum Clinic will remain in this community.  

It is because of your support, and the support of community partners like Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, that we are able to continue advancing medicine to bring healing to our patients.

Every patient, every person is important to us, and we hope you feel that when you visit us.  Thank you for choosing us for your care — we are working hard here to exceed your expectations.


Signature Kurt Ransohoff

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


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