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News Releases / 2015

CMHS Bariatric Weight Loss Center Achieves National Accreditation with Adolescent Qualifications

Ventura, California, 12/16/2015

Community Memorial Health System is pleased to announce its Bariatric Weight Loss Center has achieved a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)…>>


Healthy Women’s Program Receives Funds Raised by Saticoy Women’s Golf Club Tournament

Ventura, California, 12/10/2015

The Saticoy Regional Women’s Golf Club recently held its “Tee Off 4 the Cure” fundraising tournament, with proceeds going to the Community Memorial Health System “Healthy Women’s Program.”…>>


CMHS Offering Emotional Freedom Techniques Support Group

Ventura, California, 11/19/2015

Community Memorial Health System is offering a free support group delving into emotional freedom techniques, also known as EFT, during December…>>


Celiac Disease the Focus of CMHS Seminar on Dec. 1

Ventura, California, 11/16/2015

Celiac disease – a chronic condition and autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten found in food containing wheat, rye and barley – will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Dec. 1…>>


CMHS Promotes Cynthia Fahey to VP of Patient Care Services

Ventura, California, 11/11/2015

Cynthia Fahey, R.N., interim chief nursing officer at Community Memorial Health System, has been promoted to Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer…>>


CMHS to host ‘TEDMED Live’ Simulcast on Nov. 19

Ventura, California, 11/04/2015

Community Memorial Health System is sponsoring a free live simulcast of “TEDMED Live 2015,” an annual conference focusing on health and medicine, on Thursday, Nov. 19…>>


CMHS Seminar to Focus on Physician and Patient Boundaries

Ventura, California, 10/28/2015

Physician and patient boundaries – Should your doctor be your friend? - will be the focus of a free Ethics in Healthcare event Community Memorial Health System is holding on Thursday Nov. 12 as part of the 2015 Speaker Series…>>


Food Allergies to be the Focus of CMHS Seminar on Nov. 5

Oxnard, California, 10/27/2015

Food allergies, which researchers estimate affect up to 15 million Americans and can cause life-threatening reactions, will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Thursday, Nov. 5…>>


CMHS Opens New Midtown Medical Group in Ventura

Ventura, California, 10/26/2015

Community Memorial Health System has opened the Midtown Medical Group office in the Ventura, bringing healthcare to local residents…>>


CMHS Participates in Local Skilled Nursing Facility Training

Ventura, California, 10/23/2015

Standardizing care in local skilled nursing facilities was the goal of a two-day training program in which Community Memorial Health System nurses and other staff members participated on Sept. 22-23…>>


CMHS to Hold Stress Management Workshop & Drum Circle on Nov. 7

Ventura, California, 10/22/2015

The Community Memorial Health System HealthAware program will hold a stress management workshop and drum circle on Saturday, Nov., 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Bent St…>>


Community Memorial Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award With Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Ventura, California, 10/21/2015

Award Demonstrates CMH’s Commitment to Quality Care for Stroke Patients…>>


Robotic Surgery to Treat Endometriosis Focus of Seminar on Oct. 20

Ventura, California, 10/05/2015

The role of da Vinci robotic surgery to treat endometriosis – a disease in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it – will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Oct. 20…>>


CMHS Nurse Receives DAISY Award

Ventura, California, 09/17/2015

A Community Memorial Health System nurse, Vicki Graves, is a recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a peer-elected awards program the hospital participates in each quarter. Nurses are nominated for the DAISY awards by patients, family members and colleagues…>>


Breast Cancer is Focus of FREE CMHS Symposium on Oct. 3

Ventura, California, 09/16/2015

Breast cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, will be the focus of a free symposium Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Ventura Beach Marriott…>>


CMHS Offers Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring System

Ventura, California, 09/02/2015

Community Memorial Hospital is now performing a procedure that implants a new, miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF)…>>


Do Parents Have the Right to Decide about Vaccinations the Focus of CMHS Seminar on Sept. 10

Ventura, California, 08/31/2015

The recent controversy surrounding vaccinations and if parents have the right to refuse them is the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Thursday, Sept. 10 as part of its 2015 Ethics in Healthcare Series…>>


Low Back Pain Treatment is Focus of CMHS Seminar on Sept. 1

Ventura, California, 08/24/2015

The treatment of low back pain will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Sept. 1…>>


Temptations Review to Perform at CMHS Benefit on Sept. 26

Ojai, California, 08/19/2015

The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards, former lead singer of the legendary Motown Records rhythm and blues group The Temptations, will perform at a special fundraising event at Ojai’s Libbey Bowl on Saturday, Sept. 26…>>


CMH’s Dedrick Awarded Breastfeeding Coalition’s Liquid Gold Award

Ventura, California, 08/05/2015

Community Memorial Hospital’s New Parent Resource Center Coordinator, Sheila Dedrick has been recognized as a professional in the community working to support breastfeeding families by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County (BCVC)…>>


Diabetes Management Focus of CMHS Seminar in Ojai on Aug. 22

Ventura, California, 08/03/2015

The management of diabetes, a common disease that causes long-term damage to the body, will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Aug. 22…>>


CMH Robotics Surgical Program Exceeds 1500 Cases

Ventura, California, 07/27/2015

Community Memorial Hospital, home to the most comprehensive robotic surgery program on the Central Coast, has now performed over 1500 surgical cases, offering urology, gynecology, cardiology and general surgery procedures…>>


Leg Swelling and Ulcers the Focus of Free Seminar on Aug. 18

Ventura, California, 07/20/2015

Leg swelling and ulcers will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Aug. 18…>>


TMJ Pain, Snoring & Headaches the Focus of Seminar on July 21

Oxnard, California, 07/06/2015

TMJ pain and chronic headaches, as well as sleep troubles like snoring and sleep apnea, will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, July 21…>>


CMHS Announces Contract with Blue Shield Covered California

Ventura, California, 06/30/2015

Community Memorial Health System announces effective July 1 Blue Shield Covered California has agreed to bring a limited number of CMHS physicians into its network at Blue Shields standard commercial rates…>>


CMH Junior Volunteer Earns Maria Cavallo Scholarship

Ventura, California, 06/29/2015

Community Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary awarded Michelle Pablo, member of the hospital’s Junior Volunteer program who plans to pursue a career in healthcare with scholarships totaling $1,200 from its Maria Cavallo Scholarship Fund…>>


CMHF 1K-5K-10K Motion by the Ocean to be Held July 25

Ventura, California, 06/08/2015

Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is holding Motion by the Ocean, a 1K/5K/10K run/walk event to benefit the new Community Memorial Hospital…>>


OVCH Receives Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care

Ojai, California, 06/02/2015

Ojai Valley Community Hospital has been named a recipient of the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care, providing exceptional patient care and treatment…>>


Free Women’s Health Symposium on June 20 To Cover Many Topics

Ventura, California, 05/27/2015

Women of all ages are invited to attend a free Women’s Health Symposium on Saturday, June 20, designed to be an educational resource for women, families, caregivers and those with concerns about women’s health…>>


Community Memorial Hospital Selected to Join Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Ventura, California, 05/27/2015

Community Memorial Hospital has been selected to be among the first hospitals in the nation to join the EMPower Initiative to enhance maternity care practices and work toward achieving the Baby Friendly USA© designation…>>


Skin Cancer & Skin Protection the Focus of CMHS Seminar on June 16

Ventura, California, 05/26/2015

Skin cancer and ways to protect the skin from the sun and the effects of the natural aging process will be the focus of a free seminar entitled, “Saving the Skin You’re In” to be held Tuesday, June 16, as part of the Community Memorial Health System 2015 Speaker Series…>>


Free Mammograms and Education offered at Community Outreach Day in Ventura

Ventura, California, 05/18/2015

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 Hosts Celebration for Cancer Survivors

Ventura, California, 05/13/2015

On Saturday, June 6 Community Memorial Hospital will be holding a Cancer Survivors Day celebration to honor cancer survivors…>>


Community Urged to be Aware of Stroke Symptoms - May National Stroke Awareness

Ventura, California, 05/01/2015

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Community Memorial Health System encourages the community to better understand the risk factors and symptoms of stroke, a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability in the United States…>>


Managing Brain Tumors the Focus of Seminar in Ventura May 12

Ventura, California, 04/30/2015

The latest advancements in the treatment and management of brain tumors will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, May 12 in Ventura…>>


CMHS State of the Health System Address May 7

Ventura, California, 04/22/2015

Community Memorial Health System extends an invitation to the public to the 2015 State of the Health System Address taking place Thursday May 7th at Ventura County Museum in Ventura, with presentations beginning at 5:30…>>


CMH Awarded Accreditation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Ventura, California, 04/21/2015

Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura is pleased to announce that the American College of Radiology has designated CMH as an accredited lung cancer screening center…>>


Neurologic Diseases of Aging the Focus of Seminar in Oxnard on April 21

Oxnard, California, 04/17/2015

Neurologic diseases of aging such as Alzheimer’s and dementia will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, April 21…>>


News Alert ~ Media Invitation      

Ventura, California, 04/10/2015

Community Memorial Health System would like to invite members of the media to attend and cover a timely presentation being held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at the Museum of Ventura County in Ventura…>>


Hope’s Haven Gifts Community Memorial Hospital with iPads

Ventura, California, 04/07/2015

Local charity Hope’s Haven Children’s Charity, has donated 10 iPads to the pediatric unit at Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) on March 26th at 1:00 pm…>>


A Patient’s Right to Die to Be Focus of CMHS Seminar on April 16

Ventura, California, 04/06/2015

Should patients with a terminal illness have the right to decide when to end their lives?…>>


CMHS Nurse Receives DAISY Award

Ventura, California, 04/01/2015

A Community Memorial Health System nurse, Lisa Baker, is a recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a peer-elected awards program the hospital participates in each quarter…>>


Benefactors' Ball to Honors Physicians

Ventura, California, 03/31/2015

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is holding its 42nd Benefactors’ Ball on Saturday, April 18, with proceeds benefitting the new Community Memorial Hospital…>>


Extraordinary Physician Stories Focus of Seminar on March 25

Ventura, California, 03/11/2015

Local physicians will share extraordinary stories about patients as part of the Community Memorial Health System 2015 Speaker Series, on Wednesday, March 25th and will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m…>>


Free Mammograms and Education offered at Community Outreach Day in Oxnard

Oxnard, California, 03/09/2015

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…>>


CMHS to Unveil Dr. Peter Gaal Dog Therapy Program on March 9

Ventura, California, 03/03/2015

Community Memorial Health System will unveil its Dr. Peter Gaal Dog Therapy Program during a ceremony on Monday, March 9, at Community Memorial Hospital’s Huntsinger Garden…>>


Cosmetic Surgery to Be Focus of CMHS Seminar on March 10

Ventura, California, 03/03/2015

Cosmetic surgery in 2015 – “What’s Real and What’s Only Reality Television” – will be the focus of a free seminar at Community Memorial Health System on Tuesday, March 10…>>


Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation Names 2015 Officers

Ventura, California, 03/02/2015

Lydia Hopps, Senior Vice President and Investment Consultant at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, has been elected President of the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation for 2015…>>


CMHS Nurse Receives Daisy Award

Ventura, California, 04/01/2015

A Community Memorial Health System nurse, Lisa Baker, is a recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a peer-elected awards program the hospital participates in each quarter…>>


CMHS Opens New Santa Rosa Health Center in Camarillo

Camarillo, California, 02/20/2015

Community Memorial Health System has opened the Santa Rosa Health Center office in the Santa Rosa Valley, bringing specialty healthcare to residents in the following areas of medicine…>>


Jeff Paul Named as New CMHS Board Chair

Ventura, California, 02/18/2015

Jeff Paul, a longtime Venturan with over 30 years of experience in the local banking field, has been named the new Chair of the Board for Community Memorial Health System…>>


CMH Auxiliary Honors Volunteers Years of Service

Ventura, California, 02/13/2015

Community Memorial Hospital and nearly all of its Auxiliary members honored 58 women and men who together have donated thousands of hours of service to hospital patients and their families…>>


Joint Pain is the Focus of Seminar in Ojai on Feb. 28

Ojai, California, 02/09/2015

Joint pain and arthritis will be focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Feb. 28…>>


Hyperbaric Oxygen Wound Care to Be Focus of Seminar on Feb. 24

Ventura, California, 02/02/2015

Hyperbaric oxygen medicine for the treatment of chronic wounds will be the focus of a free seminar at Community Memorial Health System on Tuesday, Feb. 24…>>


Diabetes to Be the Focus of CMHS Seminar on Jan. 27

Ventura, California, 01/20/2015

Diabetes, a common disease that causes long-term damage to the body, will be the focus of a free seminar when Community Memorial Health System opens its 2015 Educational Seminars series on Tuesday, Jan 27…>>


CMHS expands Oxnard W. 5th St. CFH Office, adds 3 physicians

Oxnard, California, 01/12/2015

Community Memorial Health System has expanded its Center for Family Health office on West 5th Street, adding 3,000 square feet for specialty care in an area of Oxnard that is underserved as well as adding three new physicians to the office…>>