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Community Memorial and Ojai Valley Hospitals Name New Chiefs of Staff

Ventura, California, 04/09/2007

Community Memorial and Ojai Valley Hospitals Name New Chiefs of Staff (Ventura, California) Community Memorial Health System is pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Alan Woodburn has been elected Chief of Staff at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura for 2007 and Dr. Daniel G. Sommer is the newly elected Chief of Staff at Ojai Valley Community Hospital.

Dr. Woodburn, a general surgeon who has been on staff at CMH for 19 years, heads the active medical staff at the Ventura hospital. He also will serve on the Board of Trustees as the medical staff’s representative to the board, and he will preside over medical staff meetings and oversee all standing medical committees at the hospital.

Dr. Woodburn, a Ventura resident, also is a staff member at Ojai Valley Community Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Woodburn also belongs to the Ventura County Medical Society, the California Medical Association and the Society of Graduate Surgeons, Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He served as president of the Greater Ventura unit of the American Cancer Society in 1999-2000 and was on the state board of the cancer society from 2001-2004.

Dr. Sommer, an Oak View resident and board-certified radiologist, serves as the leading medical officer at the Ojai hospital, where he has been chief of the Radiology Department since 2002. Previously, Dr. Sommer was a longtime staff radiologist at Community Memorial Hospital since 1978, and he served prior to that as a radiologist in the United States Air Force at Castle Air Force Base Hospital in Merced. Dr. Sommer also practices at Goleta Valley Hospital and Santa Ynez Hospital.

Dr. Sommer is a member of several local and regional medical associations, including the medical associations of Ventura County, California and America, and the American College of Radiology.

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