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Healthcare Reform Focus at CMHS Seminar Series

Ventura, California, 10/14/2013

Healthcare reform will be the focus of two free seminars Community Memorial Hospital is holding in the coming weeks at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St.

Session 1, set for Oct. 29, is entitled "Healthcare Reform: Cure or Curse?" CMHS President and CEO Gary Wilde and Gerald Kominski, Ph.D., professor of Health Policy and Management at the Field School of Public Health at UCLA, will be featured speakers.

Session 2 on Nov. 19, "Exchanges, Mandates and Marketplaces," will serve as a practical primer for patients and families about what they need to know about healthcare reform. Joining Wilde at Session 2 will be Dylan Roby, Ph.D., director of Policy and Research at UCLA's Center for Public Health.

James Hornstein, M.D., chairman of the Bioethics Committee at CMHS, will serve as moderator of both seminars in CMHS's "Ethics of Caring" series that will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Registration is free but reservations are required. Call 800/769-0745 or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.