Santa Barbara IndependentSanta Barbara's Sansum Clinic Practices Zoom Medicine

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Car-based COVID-19 testing in Santa Barbara: How it works

Sansum Clinic Medical Director & CEO Dr. Kurt Ransohoff explains the appointment-only, car-based testing for COVID-19 and the work being done to keep patients and staff safe.

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How Santa Barbara's Sansum Clinic Screens & Tests Patients for COVID-19

The task of screening patients who believe they have symptoms of novel coronavirus often falls to the network of primary care doctors, and Sansum Clinic started car-based COVID-19 testing for patients last week. 

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Noozhawk Dr. Dan Brennan: Bringing Home Your Newborn Baby During COVID-19 Pandemic


Are you pregnant and wonder about bringing your new baby home to our new shelter-in-place reality?

Maybe you know someone who just had a baby, and you are thinking about ways to offer support?

Bringing home a newborn baby is already stressful. But bringing home a baby in the middle of a pandemic? 

Exhausted, anxious and emotional are feelings that we are all experiencing. Now imagine being a brand new mom or dad.

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Santa Barbara IndependentSansum's CEO Explains the Experimental COVID-19 Car-Based Testing Program

Dr. Kurt Ransohoff Worries that Testing Supplies Are Still in Short Supply

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Noozhawk Dr. Dan Brennan: Coronavirus Numbers will Soar; It's Scary but We Will Be OK

All of our lives have been disrupted, yet we are figuring out how to work together (in socially distanced ways, of course).

In a matter of days, our schools and most business closed, yet education is continuing at home and many employers are making it possible for their employees to work remotely. We are adapting quickly to a new normal.

This pandemic won't last forever, but please make yourselves comfortable because it's going to take some time before life becomes recognizable again.

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Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara County Starts Car-Based COVID-19 Testing

Sansum Is One of Two Providers Offering Service by Appointment Only

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Santa Barbara Independent

Sansum to Begin Car-Based Testing in Santa Barbara

Tests are by Appointment Only and Take About 30 Minutes

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Noozhawk Dr. Dan Brennan: Coronavirus - What You Know About Social Distancing & Flattening the Curve

Social distancing is a measure taken to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. It includes limiting large groups, closing schools, canceling events and laying low at home.

If we each do our part, lay low and practice social distancing, then we have a chance to “flatten the curve” and slow down the exponential spread of COVID-19 within our community. If we can slow down the rate of infection, then our doctors will have a chance to save more lives.

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Sansum Clinic Achieves High Marks on Healthcare Quality Report Card

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Sansum Clinic Achieves High Marks on Healthcare Quality Report Card

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Sansum Clinic Kicks Off Healthy Eating-Active Living Classes

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Sansum Clinic Awarded Elite Status by America's Physician Groups

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NCQA Certified SealSansum 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.

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Noozhawk 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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Noozhawk Sansum Clinic Relocating Santa Barbara Urgent Care to Pesetas Lane Facility

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Santa Barbara Sentinel Sansum Clinic's Urgent Care Moves to Pesetas Lane

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.

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Noozhawk HIMSS Analytics Honors Sansum Clinic With Stage 6 Rating

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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Santa Barbara Sentinel 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 ice pack 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."

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Santa Barbara 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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Santa Barbara IndependentDissolving 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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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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Noozhawk Sansum Clinic Welcomes Karen Handy as VP of Operations, Alexander Bauer as CFO

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Noozhawk Give-a-Palooza 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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Noozhawk Santa Barbara Foundation Honors Ed Birch, Vicki Hazard as73rd 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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Noozhawk 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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Noozhawk 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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