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Doctor and patient at Sansum Clinic

Sansum Clinic is now part of Sutter Health

Sutter Health and Sansum Clinic each have more than a century-long commitment to improving the health of the communities we serve. Unified by our common missions and values, we are now embarking on a journey to shape the future of healthcare on the Central Coast. Together, we will build on Sansum’s 103-year legacy while forging a new path forward.

By leveraging each other's strengths and resources, we are poised to make a positive impact on the future of healthcare in the Greater Central Coast area for generations to come. 

More Doctors - Better Care:
Tapping into Sutter Health’s successful recruitment and diversity strategies enhances our ability to bring more doctors to the Central Coast. It also widens Sansum Clinic's clinical capabilities and strengthens the innovative, multidisciplinary care we offer. We consistently earn top recognition for patient satisfaction and quality from institutions like the Integrated Healthcare Association and America's Physician Groups.

Cutting-Edge Care:
The integration of Sansum Clinic into Sutter Health means advancements to Sansum’s ambulatory surgery centers, like the addition of three new operating rooms at Foothill Surgery Center, more advanced diagnostic imaging services and a future women’s diagnostic imaging center, all to ensure patients have access to state-of-the-art facilities and innovative treatment options.

Community Impact:
Both Sansum Clinic and Sutter Health have strong commitments to community health and wellness. The integration allows for greater collaboration on community outreach initiatives, health education programs, and initiatives aimed at addressing local health disparities.

Broader Range of Healthcare Services:
The combined organization offers patients a more comprehensive range of healthcare services, from primary care and specialty care, to diagnostics and wellness programs.

Expanded Access:
Sutter Health is already making significant investments into Sansum Clinic and the community to increase access to high-quality care across Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast. This expansion opens a broader network of healthcare facilities, specialists and services for patients with a variety of medical needs.

Shared Resources and Expertise:
By pooling resources and expertise from both organizations, patients can benefit from advancements in medical technology, research and best practices. This collaboration fosters an environment of continuous learning and innovation in healthcare delivery.