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Dear Friends,

As we pause to celebrate the beginning of Sansum Clinic’s second century of medical excellence on the Central Coast, we are proud of our legacy of compassionate care delivered by highly trained professionals who always put our patients’ needs first. 

Resilience, persistence, vision, dedication, commitment and collaboration are values that serve to distinguish Sansum Clinic and our people. Enduring support from our donors and other community partners have allowed us to expand our expertise and our levels of care in ways we could not have imagined when we opened our doors 101 years ago. We are grateful for the valuable role you and others have played in our growth and success.

Like many other healthcare organizations, locally and nationally, we are struggling to respond to a number of challenges, like rapidly rising inflation and the great resignation, which have had a dramatic impact on our operations.

While the pandemic is far from over, we are proud of our achievements during this challenging time.  Providing COVID-19 vaccines, caring for patients with active COVID cases – especially among seriously ill and immunocompromised individuals – and supporting our patients during their return to good health have all been great privileges for us throughout every stage of the pandemic.

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our Sansum Clinic and Ridley-Tree Cancer Center physicians and staff who rose above the challenges, and the risks to their own personal health, in order to serve others.  We are also thankful to those donors who have supported our Pandemic Relief Fund, which has enabled us to protect our patients and medical staff with needed supplies and personal protective equipment, not to mention the extraordinary operational and staffing challenges we have faced in response to the pandemic.   

Looking ahead, we have a number of new projects underway that we could use your support to help to position us for continued success in the future.  

We are nearing completion of the expansion of our Foothill Surgery Center from four to six operating rooms to meet the growing demand for outpatient surgery.  Our Facial Plastic Surgery department is moving in January to a new location offering expanded aesthetics services. We are creating a Breast Imaging Center to open mid-2023 to enhance the experience of the tens of thousands of patients who come to us for breast imaging each year.  

Our Sansum Speaks – Women’s Council Speaker Series demonstrates our commitment to providing not only the highest quality healthcare, but also informing and educating our community on important health topics presented by some of our most distinguished healthcare providers.  

The recruitment of new physicians and Advanced Practice Providers like Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants is ongoing and will remain a focus as we continue to expand our services.

Our Palliative Care Program is designed to optimize quality of life for people living with serious illness.  This program aligns patient-support services with a focus on understanding, anticipating, preventing, treating and/or minimizing suffering from a wide variety of diseases.  Unfortunately, most of the services included in our Palliative Care Program are not covered by insurance.   Your support will help ensure this level of care is available to community members in need.  

Technology and equipment are always evolving, which means our needs for equipment like CT and MRI scanners, endoscopes and ultrasound machines are constant. 

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to healthcare in an era of economic headwinds, our commitment to providing exceptional care relies, increasingly, on the generosity of our donors.  Your investment can make the critical difference as we plan and prepare to deliver services for the next 100 years.

Your philanthropic support moves us closer 
to meeting the growing healthcare needs of our community. 

Won’t you please consider making a year-end gift to support our efforts?  

Thank you for your consideration.  To you and yours…happy holidays.  We are here to serve you and help you live your healthiest life.     


Signature Kurt Ransohoff

Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP
CEO and Chief Medical Officer



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