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CMHS to Hold Free Ethics in Healthcare Event Sept. 14 on How to Be a Good Patient

Ventura, California, 08/29/2016

Being a good patient will be the focus of a free Ethics in Healthcare event Community Memorial Health System is holding as part of its 2016 Speakers Series. The seminar is on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St.

Jim Hornstein, M.D., CMHS Bioethics Committee Chair, will moderate the latest Ethics in Healthcare event entitled, “Are You a Good Patient? Isn’t It Time You Became One?” The seminar will stress that successful medical care requires an ongoing collaboration between patients and their doctors, and discuss how active a role patients should take in their own healthcare.

The seminar will feature the following presenters:

  • Betty Berry, Ventura County Star newspaper syndicated columnist and senior advocate for Senior Concerns
  • Charna Posen, senior advocate for Goebel Adult Community Center
  • Cindy DeMotte, vice president of Quality, Hospital Changes & How to be a Good Patient for CMHS.

Registration is free but reservations are required. To secure reservations visit or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

Future Speaker Series events include: Hyperbaric Medicine seminar on Sept. 27 at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura; Colon Cancer Symposium on Oct. 1 at the Ventura Beach Marriott; and Red, White and You: American Politics through a Healthcare Lens on Oct. 26 at the Museum of Ventura County.