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Community Memorial Health System Honors Employees

Ventura, California, 06/26/2013

Community Memorial Health System honored 326 employees at its annual Employee Recognition Dinner, including one employee with 45 years of service, one with 40 years and three others who celebrated their 35th anniversary with CMHS.

CMHS recognized scores of employees at the event who together have cared for patients and supported healthcare in a variety of jobs at Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital, as well as at CMHS's twelve Centers for Family Health offices in Ventura County. This year's awards banquet was held June 14 at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

Bonita Altman, Laundry Worker II in the Laundry Department was especially honored for her 45 years of service, while Carmen Chacon, Medical Support Clerk III in Physical Therapy was honored for 40 Years.

Leora Chrestman, Assistant Director Medical Records in Health Information; Judy Drew, RN Case Manager in Utilization Review; and Sally Molenhouse, Clinical Lab Scientist in Pathology were honored for 35 years of service.

Seven employees were recognized for 30 years of service, another thirteen employees were recognized for 25 years of service and scores of others were thanked for 20 years, 15 years, 10 years and 5 years of service to the hospitals and community health centers. 

In addition to a welcome by President and CEO Gary Wilde, speakers at the event included Jeff Paul for the Board of Trustees, as well as CMH Chief of Staff, Dr. Tom Golden and OVCH Chief of Staff, Dr. Rochelle Wilson for the respective Medical Staff.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and twelve family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.