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News Releases / 2010

Support Group Offered for Stroke Patients and their Families

Ventura California, 12/08/2010 

Community Memorial Hospital is offering a free support group for stroke patients on the second Wednesday of each month… >>


CMH Offering Monthly Reiki Sessions to Reduce Stress

Ventura California, 12/07/2010 

Community Memorial Hospital is offering Reiki Share sessions for the community on the first Tuesday of each month, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the CMHS Training Center located at 2809 Main St., Suite B in Ventura… >>


CMHS Seminar to Focus on Treatment of Fibroids

Ventura California, 12/06/2010  

Community Memorial Health System kicks off its 2011 seminar series with a free seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 11 focusing on the minimally invasive treatment of fibroids, benign tumors in a woman’s uterine smooth muscle… >>


Free Mammograms and Education offered at Community Outreach Day

Oxnard California, 12/02/2010

(Oxnard, California) Community Memorial Health System’s Healthy Women’s Program is hosting a Community Outreach Day which offers free mammograms and healthcare education to the first 35 women who qualify… >>


CMH to hold free eight-week ‘Stop Smoking’ class beginning on Dec. 20

Ventura California, 11/29/2010

Community Memorial Hospital is holding a free eight-session “Stop Smoking” class beginning on Monday, Dec. 20, and running through Monday, Feb. 14… >>


‘Green’ is the Theme of New Art Exhibit at CMH

Ventura California, 11/18/2010

”Green” is the theme of a new art exhibit Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is showcasing at Community Memorial Hospital from Dec. 6 through March 6, 2011… >>


CMHS Announces New Board of Trustees

Ventura California, 11/10/2010

 Two prominent Ventura County educators – Dr. Richard R. Rush and Dr. Trudy Arriaga – have been appointed as members of Community Memorial Health System’s Board of Trustees… >>


OVCH to remain open while parking lot is repaved on Nov. 22-26

Ojai California, 11/04/2010

As part of its ongoing projects to modernize and improve the Ojai Valley Community Hospital, the hospital parking lot will be repaved – weather permitting – from Nov. 22-26… >>


Free Mini Screenings Offered at Centers for Family Health throughout Ventura County

Ventura California, 11/01/2010

Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of American men and women. Last year 750,000 American died from heart disease and almost half had no symptoms prior to their first event, which was death… >>


Ojai Hospital benefit set for Nov. 13

Ojai California, 10/26/2010

Ojai Valley Community Hospital supporters will gather Nov. 13 at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa for a gala evening of dining and dancing to celebrate the hospital’s 50th anniversary and raise funds to benefit the local nonprofit facility… >>


Announcement for Medicare Patients of CMHS

Ventura/Ojai California, 10/22/2010

Please be advised as individuals enroll this year for 2011, Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital are not contracted with the Blue Cross Freedom Blue Medicare PPO Plan… >>


Hospital Steps Up Efforts to Educate Community on Diabetes

Ventura California, 10/21/2010

Community Memorial Hospital announced the launch of DiabetesAware, a screening program to help individuals determine if they have or are at risk for Diabetes… >>


Meister Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to two nursing students

Ventura California, 10/19/2010

Charlene Dickson and Joceline Lam, students in Ventura College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program, are recipients of the 2010 Meister Family Foundation Nursing Scholarship, offered through Community Memorial Health System… >>


Long-time Ojai Hospital supporters team up again for Nightingale Ball

Ojai California, 10/11/2010

When Barbara Pops and her friend Peggy Russell joined forces 10 years ago to form a financial support group for the Ojai Valley Community Hospital, little did she imagine that their “can-do” organization would raise close to $1 million in less than a decade… >>


CMHS Offers Free Monthly Diabetes Support Groups

Ventura California, 10/05/2010

Community Memorial Health System is offering free monthly Diabetes Interactive Support Groups for English- and Spanish-speaking patients… >>


Women’s heart disease is focus of CMHS seminar on Oct. 26

Ventura California, 10/04/2010

Cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death in women, will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Oct. 26… >>


Free Flu Shots Offered at Centers for Family Health and Low Cost Vaccinations at Ojai Valley Community Hospital

Ojai California, 09/30/2010

Community Memorial Health System is offering free season flu shots to qualifying persons at its nine Centers for Family Health offices this fall as well as holding a low-cost flu vaccination clinic at Ojai Valley Community Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 23… >>


CMHS Offers Low-Cost Screening Mammograms in October

Ventura California, 09/27/2010

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Community Memorial Health System is offering low-cost early breast cancer detection services to women who schedule a screening mammogram during October through the Breast Center at Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital… >>


FREE CMHS Symposium on Oct. 9 to Focus on Cancer

Ventura California, 09/21/2010

Learn more about the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer at a free symposium Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Ventura Beach Marriott… >>


‘Healing Arts’ is theme of CMH exhibit Sept. 14 through Dec. 4

Ventura California, 09/14/2010

Paintings and drawings aimed at having a calming, touching effect on patients, visitors and staff at Community Memorial Hospital will be on display for public viewing September 14 through December 4 when the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation presents its “Healing Arts” exhibit… >>


CMHS Seminar on Sept. 28 to Focus on Aging in America

Ventura California, 09/13/2010

Healthcare issues that aging baby boomers face as they become seniors will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Sept. 28… >>


Walk, Wheel or Run for your Life at the October Classic

Ojai California, 09/01/2010

On your marks, get set go!! On Saturday, October 2nd, runners, walkers, young and the ageless will assemble in front of Nordhoff High School for the 9th Annual Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation’s October Classic 5k/10k and FREE Kids’ Relay event… >>


Free Mammograms and Education offered at Community Outreach Day

Fillmore California, 08/31/2010

Community Memorial Health System’s Healthy Women’s Program is hosting a Community Outreach Day which offers free mammograms and healthcare education to the first 35 women who qualify… >>


Seminar on Sept. 11 to focus on diabetes and vision

Ojai California, 08/23/2010

Diabetes and its effect on vision will be the focus of a free seminar that Community Memorial Health System will hold on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Ojai Valley Women’s Club, 441 East Ojai Ave… >>


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to perform at Benefactors Event on Sept. 25

Ventura California, 08/18/2010

Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is holding its Benefactors Event on Saturday, Sept. 25, with proceeds used to purchase a new ultrasound unit for Community Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care-Critical Care Department… >>


CMH Earns Breastfeeding Coalition’s Breastfeeding Friendly Award

Ventura California, 08/17/2010

Community Memorial Hospital has been recognized for its support of employees who are nursing newborns… >>


The October Classic 5k/10k & Kids Relay, Walk, Run and Wheel for your Life is taking place October 2nd

Ojai California, 08/16/2010

For the past 9 years the Classic has proven to be a great day of fitness and fun for all involved.  Avid runners, casual walkers and family members of all ages are enthusiastically encouraged to come out and support our local community hospital’s Continuing Care Center by taking part in the day’s activities… >>


Free HealthAware: Heart Screenings Offered at Centers for Family Health throughout Ventura County

Ventura California, 08/04/2010

Community Memorial Health System is offering FREE HealthAware: Heart screenings at its nine Centers for Family Health offices monthly beginning in August… >>


Russells To Chair Gala Event Benefiting Ojai Hospital

Ojai California, 08/03/2010

Since the early days of their 29-year marriage, Peggy and John Russell have been hard at work to promote quality health care in the communities where they’ve lived… >>


Community Memorial Health System Honors Employees

Ventura California, 07/29/2010

Community Memorial Health System honored 268 employees, including one for 40 years of service and three others who celebrated their 35th anniversary with CMHS, at its annual Service Awards Banquet… >>


Seminar on Aug. 24 to Focus on Robotic Surgery for Urologic Disorders

Ventura California, 07/27/2010

Community Memorial Health System will hold a free seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 24, focusing on robotic surgery for urologic disorders… >> 


CMH Offering Free Monthly Meditation Classes to Reduce Stress

Ventura California, 07/19/2010

Community Memorial Hospital is offering free monthly meditation classes for participants in its HealthAware: Heart and HealthAware: Stroke programs… >>


College-bound Volunteers Earn Maria Cavallo Scholarships

Ventura California, 07/13/2010

Community Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary awarded five members of the hospital’s Junior Volunteers program who plan to pursue careers in healthcare with scholarships totaling $5,000 from its Maria Cavallo Scholarship Fund… >>


Seminar on July 31 to Cover Narcotic-Free Headache Management

Ojai California, 07/08/2010

Narcotic-free headache management will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, July 31… >> 


Community Outreach Day offers Free Mammograms and Education

Santa Paula California, 07/07/2010

Community Memorial Health System’s Healthy Women’s Program is hosting a Community Outreach Day which offers free mammograms and healthcare education to the first 35 women who qualify… >>


CMH Offering Free Blood Pressure Screenings Every Monday

Ventura California, 06/24/2010

Community Memorial Hospital is offering free blood pressure screenings in its main lobby every Monday, from noon to 2 p.m., beginning in July through its HealthAware: Heart and HealthAware: Stroke programs… >> 


Free Seminar on Complementary Option for Cancer Care Will Focus on Acucpuncture and Qigong

Ventura California, 06/15/2010

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center invite cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to a free workshop entitled “Cancer from a Chinese Medicine Perspective”… >> 


"The Big Show" Art Exhibit at CMH June 6 to September 4

Ventura California, 06/07/2010

Paintings and drawings with big themes, tall orders, huge dreams and grand ideas will be on display for public viewing at Community Memorial Hospital when the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation presents its “The Big Show” art exhibit… >> 


CMH Moving Offices to Accommodate New Hospital

Ventura California, 06/01/2010

To accommodate the pending construction of the new Community Memorial Hospital building, which is expected to begin this fall, the following CMH department offices are moving to a new location… >> 


Free Seminar Will Offer Tools For Keeping Cancer Caregivers Healthy, Balanced

Ventura California, 05/21/2010

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center invite cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to a free workshop entitled “Care for the Caregiver” with Reverend Molly Rockey… >>


CMHS Seminar on June 22 to Cover Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery

Ventura California, 05/18/2010

Advances in Orthopaedic surgery will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, June 22… >>


Hospital Steps Up Efforts to Educate Community on Stroke Risks

Ventura California, 05/11/2010

Community Memorial Hospital announced the launch of HealthAware: Stroke, an online risk assessment to help individuals determine if they have or are at risk for Stroke… >>


CMHS Hires Mary Schmitz as New Director of Development

Ventura California, 05/05/2010

Community Memorial Health System has hired Mary F. Schmitz, R.N., Ph.D., as its new Director of Development. Schmitz joins CMHS after serving the past seven years as president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation… >>


Free Mammograms and Education offered at Community Outreach Day

Camarillo California, 04/22/2010

Community Memorial Health System’s Healthy Women’s Program is hosting a Community Outreach Day which offers free mammograms and healthcare education to the first 35 women who qualify. This event will take place at the Center for Family Health in Camarillo… >> 


CMHS Seminar on May 11 to Focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ventura California, 04/21/2010

Tammy Cheng, M.D., an internist who specializes in joint pain as well as autoimmune conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospitalt… >> 


CMHS to hold Free Cardiovascular Health Fair on May 22

Camarillo California, 04/20/2010

Stroke screenings, heart rhythm checks, non-invasive blood pressure measurements, non-fasting total cholesterol and glucose (limited supply), diabetes information, and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation demonstration will be featured… >> 


Address to Focus on New Hospital, Healthcare Reform

Ventura California, 04/15/2010

The public will receive updates on the construction of a new Community Memorial Hospital and other building projects, including the new Cancer Center, when President and CEO Gary Wilde gives the 2010 State of the Hospital address on Thursday, May 6… >> 


CMH Launches ‘New Beginnings’ Art Exhibit on March 8

Ventura California, 04/05/2010

Paintings and drawings celebrating spring as the season of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation will be on displayed for public viewing at Community Memorial Hospital when the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation presents its “New Beginnings” art exhibit… >> 


National Healthcare Decisions Day Set for April 16, 2010

Ventura California, 03/25/2010

Community Memorial Hospital, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making… >> 


CMHS Seminar on April 20 to Focus on Cataract Surgery

Ventura California, 03/24/2010

Advances in cataract eye surgery will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, April 20… >> 


Community Memorial Hospital Volunteers are Honored

Ventura California, 03/23/2010

Community Memorial Hospital and 150 of its Auxiliary members honored close to 70 men and women who have donated thousands of hours of service to hospital patients and their families… >>


Webcast on March 24 to focus on cancer and end-of-life care

Ventura California, 03/22/2010

Community Memorial Hospital will hold the Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th annual “Living with Grief” teleconference on Wednesday, March 24, in its eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium… >> 


Pepperdine Professor and Cancer Survivor to Lead “Success Over Stress” Workshop for People Affected by Cancer

Ventura, California, 02/23/2010

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center invite cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to a free workshop entitled “Success Over Stress” with Ed Rockey, Ph.D… >> 


New Equipment for Ojai Valley Community Hospital

Ojai, California, 02/22/2010

Last November at the 8th annual Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation Guild's Nightingale Ball, a “fund a need” auction was held to benefit the hospital. The auction raised over $20,000, providing for a new MRI vascular injection pump to be purchased for the hospital's Radiology Department… >>


Seminar to Focus on Advances on Sinusitis

Ventura California, 02/22/2010

Sinus infection, also called sinusitis, will be the focus of a free informational seminar that Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, March 9… >>


“The Hop” To Celebrate 50 Years for OVCH

Ojai, California, 02/20/2010

The Ojai Valley Community Hospital opened its doors to patients in 1960. The celebration of its 50th anniversary has inspired the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation Guild to host a 1950's themed fundraiser. “The Hop” will be held May 15 from 6 to 10 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Hall… >>


Country Music’s Phil Vassar headlines 20th Gold Dust Gala Benefit

Ventura California, 02/16/2010

Country recording star Phil Vassar, who has charted 19 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs – including four No. 1 hits – will return to the Ventura Fairgrounds to headline the 20th annual Gold Dust Gala benefit on Saturday, April 17… >>


Seminar to Focus on Managing Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

Ventura California, 02/01/2010

The active surveillance method of managing early-stage prostate cancer will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Feb. 23… >>


CMHS Seminar on Feb. 6 to Focus on Palliative Care

Ojai, California, 01/18/2010

The public is invited to learn more about palliative care – a form of medical care dedicated to helping patients and their families cope with debilitating illnesses – at a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Feb. 6… >>


February 2010 Calendar of Events – Ventura, Oxnard & Camarillo

Ventura, California, 01/15/2010

FREE programs of support and education for people with cancer, cancer survivors, and their loved ones… >>


CFH in Oxnard Offers Free Mammograms on Jan. 23

Oxnard, California, 01/12/2010

Community Memorial Health System is offering free mammograms and healthcare education to the first 35 women who qualify at its Center for Family Health on Citrus Grove in Oxnard on Saturday, January 23… >>


Community Memorial Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry®–GWTGTM Gold Performance Achievement Award

Ventura, California, 01/11/2010

Community Memorial Hospital received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2009 – one of only 121 hospitals nationwide and one of 5 in California to do so… >>