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News Releases / 2007

Community Memorial Health System Honors Employees

Ventura, California, 06/21/2007

Hundreds of employees at Community Memorial and Ojai Valley Community hospitals and the Centers for Family Health were honored earlier this month at the annual Community Memorial Health System Employee Recognition Banquet.

Community Memorial Health System recognized scores of employees who together have worked for several hundred years caring for patients and supporting healthcare in a variety of jobs in Ventura County. This year’s awards banquet was held on June 8 at the Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel and featured a four-course dinner and dancing.

Speakers included Gary Wolfe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Douglas Woodburn, Chief of Staff at CMH, who welcomed guests on behalf of the hospital medical staff.

The top honored employees were Richard Arth, Engineering Director and Patricia Ellis, R.N. II each of whom has given 45 years of service at CMH. Mary Stewart, R.N., Cardiopulmonary Director was thanked for her 40 years of service at CMH. Three employees – Natalie Ortega Aragon, Mary Fickerson and Carol Fisher- were recognized for 35 years of service. Scores of others were thanked for their service of 30 years, 25 years, 20 years, 15 years, 10 years and five years.