About Sansum Clinic

2017 marks the 96th Anniversary of Sansum Clinic, the oldest and largest non-profit, outpatient healthcare provider on the California Central Coast.

Our longevity is due to our ongoing investment in the latest equipment and technology and our recruitment of the best and the brightest physicians, which combined, enable us to deliver the high-tech and high-touch elements of quality healthcare.

One of Sansum Clinic's founders, Dr. William David Sansum, was a pioneering researcher who launched the Clinic with the intent to study and eventually conquer diabetes. Dr. Sansum was the first American to successfully isolate, produce and administer insulin to treat diabetes.

Sansum Clinic has maintained that innovative approach and has continually evolved the level of care available in the community, working to stay out in front of the community's needs - advancing care in addition to responding to the challenges of the day. The organization's myriad healthcare advancements include the first renal dialysis machine and the first kidney transplant surgery in Santa Barbara. Sansum Clinic physicians performed the first carotid and laparoscopic surgeries and brought the first digital mammography services to Santa Barbara. The Clinic expanded care to residents with one of the first outpatient Urgent Care facilities, providing after-hours services that were open to the community.

Mission Statement

Sansum Clinic's mission is to provide an excellent healthcare experience, recognizing our first priority is the patients we serve.

Our vision: As a premier integrated delivery system, we provide high-value healthcare to the communities we serve, managing the population's healthcare needs, while also creating a model of care that will thrive in California's rapidly changing healthcare arena.

The values that guide us are:
Compassion  Accountability  Respect  Excellence  Stewardship
Simply put, Sansum Clinic CARES.

Sansum Clinic is in the midst of one of the most ambitious projects in the organization's history. Thanks to many generous donors, many of whom are grateful patients, we are building the finest regional Cancer Center in the nation.  By unifying the newest technology, physicians and patient-centered care in one modern facility, we will provide the Central Coast with the full spectrum of cancer care in one location, in line with the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) recommended best practices for cancer centers across the nation.

This new $53 million Cancer Center reflects the dedication that Sansum Clinic has to delivering the best care and the best service to our patients and our community. Sansum Clinic has gone through several transformations in our history and our new Cancer Center puts us in a class with the best clinics in the nation.

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