2020 marks the 99th 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.
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