Ethics in Healthcare: Date Night for People Who Care About Each Other

Free Live Music, Dancing & Dessert!
CMHS Speaker Series

Isn’t it time you took time out for yourself and someone you love?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 108, join friends, neighbors and the ones you love as we celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day! Learn about Advance Directives – we will help you fill one out for FREE!!!

Whether you come alone or as part of a group, join us for live music, dancing, specialty coffee and a dessert bar. Come for the fun – leave with an Advance Directive!

Now that’s AMORE!


James Hornstein, M.D.
MODERATED BY:
JAMES
HORNSTEIN, M.D.
CMHS Chair of the
Bioethics Committee

Wednesday
April 18, 2018
5:30 P.M.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St.
Ventura
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or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

Ethics in Healthcare Sponsors

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Free Seminar – The Skinny on Obesity: Current Assessment and Treatment

2018 Speaker Series

Across the country, obesity is at an all-time high, affecting 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 6 adolescents. Obesity-related conditions are also on the rise, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and joint issues. Treatment for obesity can vary from person to person, depending on overall health and lifestyle. Come learn as Dr. Cisarik describes various treatment options, including:

  • Behavior Modification
  • Weight Loss Programs
  • Pharmacologic Therapy
  • Bariatric Surgery

Paul Cisarik, M.D.
PRESENTED BY:
PAUL CISARIK, M.D.

Dr. Paul Cisarik received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine, completed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, and his master’s degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. His specialty includes medically supervised weight loss, management of medical and nutritional issues before bariatric surgery, as well as long-term care after bariatric surgery. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is an active member of the CMH medical staff.


Wednesday
April 11, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Courtyard by Marriott
600 E. Esplanade Dr.
Oxnard
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or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Join Us in Celebrating

Doctors' Day 2018

For over 110 years, Community Memorial Health System physicians have demonstrated relentless commitment to excellence, making Ventura County a better place to live, work and enjoy.

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Free Seminar – New Strategies for Preventing Stroke in AFib Patients

2018 Speaker Series

In the U.S. alone, atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects at least 2.7 million people. This erratic heartbeat can allow blood to pool, form a clot, and travel to the brain. Because of this, patients with AFib are five times more likely to have a stroke, but 75% of AFib-related strokes are preventable. Join us as Dr. Rao presents new strategies to prevent stroke in AFib patients.


Ishu Rao, M.D.
PRESENTED BY:
ISHU RAO, M.D.

Dr. Ishu Rao is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and completed an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Rao is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.


Tuesday
March 20, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Camarillo Library
4101 Las Posas Road
Camarillo
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Free Seminar – Ethics in Healthcare: Sweat, Relax, & Woof! What is Lifestyle Medicine and How Can it Change Your Life?

2018 Speaker Series

Experts state that by 2020, two-thirds of most diseases will be the result of
lifestyle choices.

Pay attention to your own health! Be a part of your medical team!

With 84% of our national healthcare budget going to the treatment of chronic
diseases, learn how science-based research suggests the numerous benefits
of Lifestyle Medicine. Acquire take-home skills that can enable you, your
family and your doctor to work together to develop YOUR health goals.

Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine

Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine


James Hornstein, M.D.
MODERATED BY:
JAMES
HORNSTEIN, M.D.
CMHS Chair of the
Bioethics Committee

Wednesday
March 14, 2018
5:30 P.M.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St., Ventura
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SCAN Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Introducing the New CMHS Blog!

CMHS Newsbites The new CMHS blog will feature informative and timely articles that will keep you up-to-date with the latest in healthcare as well as important happenings at CMHS.  After today, you will begin to receive NewsBites in a new email format as new blog content is available. We look forward to continuing to bring you valuable information about healthcare in our community!

Visit the New Blog

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Free Seminar – Ouch! My Aching Back

2018 Speaker Series – Ouch! My Aching Back

Is back pain keeping you from doing things you enjoy? Most of us move our
bodies with little thought – to walk, run, lift, bend and play. That is until an injury
or illness limits us in some way often affecting bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscle tissue. Nationwide, bone and joint health problems have become
the leading cause of disability. Come join us and learn about:

  • Causes
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation

Antulio Aroche, D.O.
PRESENTED BY:
ANTULIO AROCHE, D.O.

Dr. Aroche is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes
in spine surgery. He is dual fellowship trained in orthopedic
and neurosurgical spinal surgery at New England Baptist
Hospital in Boston, MA. He completed his orthopedic surgery
residency at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.
He is a member of the North American Spine Society,
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and several
honor societies. Dr. Aroche is an active member in the
Ventura community. He is on staff at Community Memorial
Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Community Memorial Hospital
Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
147 N.Brent St., Ventura
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Heart Month at Community Memorial Health System

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month – a great opportunity to focus on small changes that can have a BIG impact on the health of your heart!  According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, but there is so much you can do to protect yourself from its common causes.  Heart month is the perfect time to commit to showing your heart a little more love.

Know Your Numbers

The journey to a healthier heart starts with knowing your numbers, which is why Community Memorial Health System is inviting you to drop in for a FREE blood pressure reading at our NEW Wellness & Fitness Center.  Stop by any Monday in February between 7am and 10am, have your blood pressure read by one of our wellness professionals, and receive a complimentary red heart letter opener!  The Wellness & Fitness Center is located at 2723 E. Main Street in Ventura.

CMHS also offers an online Heart Assessment to help you determine your risk factors for heart disease.  If your assessment results in positive risk factors, you’ll be eligible for a FREE consultation with a CMHS Nurse Practitioner.  Click here to take the the 7-minute assessment!

Start With Small Changes

Once you know your blood pressure, you can start making progress toward a healthier heart by incorporating one or more of these small changes into your lifestyle:

  1. Schedule a Visit with Your Doctor to Talk About Heart Health – Your physician can help you set specific heart-health goals and recommend strategies for achieving them.  If you’re looking for a trusted physician to have these important conversations with, let CMHS help!  Use our Find a Physician tool to select the best local doctor for you.
  2. Eat 3 Heart-Healthy Meals Each Week – Changing your entire diet can be daunting, so start by focusing on improving the quality of just 3 meals per week.  Heart-healthy meals can be comprised of vegetables (think plant-based!), fish or other lean protein, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.  Keep the sodium low and avoid unhealthy fats.  If you need a little more guidance, CMHS is here to help with individualized, one-on-one coaching with Registered Dietitians.  Visit our Nutrition Counseling Services page for more information!
  3. Quit Smoking – Smoking isn’t just bad for your lungs.  It significantly increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.  Quitting isn’t easy, but it’s possible with the right support system in place.  CMHS offers ongoing 7-week Smoking Cessation Classes to help you quit.  Click here for upcoming session dates, details, and sign-up information.
  4. Safely Increase Your Daily Exercise –  Whether it’s walking a little bit every day, taking a yoga class, or joining your neighborhood gym, pick one way to increase your movement every day.  We recommend consulting with your physician to determine which type of activity is best for you.  If you’re looking for a great community gym with all the amenities staffed by health and wellness professionals, check out the new CMHS Wellness & Fitness Center!

If you take just one of these steps in February, you’ll be well on your way to improved heart health in 2018!  For more information on American Heart Month and all the Community Memorial Health System resources available to improve your heart health, please contact Andrea Ricketts, HealthAware Manager, at aricketts@cmhshealth.org or 805-652-5454.

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Ventura Family of Physicians Cares for CMH Patients for Over 100 Years

Four Generations from Woodburn Family Devote Their Careers to Medicine

Physicians from the Woodburn family have been taking care of patients at Community Memorial Hospital for over 100 years – 105 years combined to be exact – and they are proud to share that legacy of service with the newest fourth-generation family member to become a doctor.

Dr. Julie Woodburn Hein, 29, is an obstetrician-gynecologist who is completing her residency training at UCLA.  As part of her residency, Julie, who graduated from Ventura High School and was a junior volunteer at CMH as a teen, joined the CMH staff for six weeks through January.  At CMH she has performed surgeries with the gynecology and oncology teams.  Julie will complete her residency in June 2019 and plans to work as a community-based OB-GYN, taking care of patients just like her dad, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Julie’s great-grandfather, the late Dr. Lemuel Ansel Woodburn, was the first in the family to practice medicine.  Born in 1891, Lemuel graduated from medical school in 1921 and worked as a family doctor in Urbana, Ohio, a small rural town where he made house calls, often taking along his son James II.  Lemuel passed away in 1968.

Inspired by his dad, James II, now 91, attended New York Medical College.  He returned to Ohio for his residency training in general surgery and moved to Ventura in 1972, joining the CMH staff that year as a general surgeon.  James II and his late wife, Audrey, have three sons and a daughter, with two sons, Jame III and Doug, becoming general surgeons as well.  Doug joined the CMH medical staff in 1988 and James III came on board in 1989.  The brothers used to love visiting their dad while he was working and they grew up around the medical community, becoming inspired to follow in his footsteps.

Together James II and sons James III and Doug Woodburn have cared for thousands of patients at CMH for a combined 105 years.  They are thrilled that Julie, James III’s daughter, chose a career in medicine as well and is helping CMH patients.  A highlight of Julie’s time at CMH came during the first week of January when Julie and her Dad performed surgery together, with her grandfather assisting in the operating room.

“It makes me very proud to be part of a family of physicians over four generations and I’m thrilled that my daughter is continuing our legacy,” James III said.  “Seeing her work at CMH has been exciting for the entire Woodburn family.”

Julie said she has wanted to become a doctor since she was a child.  “I’m a chip off the old block, what can I say,” she said jokingly.

James III’s wife Kay Woodburn added, “Jim likes to take care of patients and he has truly enjoyed being a doctor in a community where he has gotten to know and follow his patients for many years.  Julie worked in our office between college and medical school and she wanted to go into a branch of medicine where she could get to know and follow her patients for many years also.”

CMH would like to thank the Woodburn family for their commitment to CMH, their patients, and their community.  And, who knows…maybe Julie’s baby daughter Audrey will become the fifth generation of Woodburns to become a doctor and join the CMH staff as well.

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Free Seminar – Dialysis Access Options

2018 Speaker Series
Dialysis vascular access is a surgically created vein used to filter toxins, waste and extra fluid out of a person’s blood as treatment for kidney failure. Considered a patient’s lifeline, vascular access allows for roughly
a pint of blood to be filtered every minute. Access options include:
  • Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula
  • Arteriovenous (AV) Graft
  • Venous Catheter
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Come and learn as Dr. Major explains each access option, short-term vs. long-term use, and how to prevent problems that require further treatment.


Dr. Kevin Major
PRESENTED BY:
KEVIN MAJOR, M.D.

Dr. Kevin Major specializes in vascular surgery. He received
his medical degree from Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and
completed General Surgery residency training at Cedars Sinai
Medical Center and Fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care
at Cedars Sinai Medical Center including a Vascular Surgery
Fellowship at The University of Southern California. He is
board certified in all three specialties and is an active member
of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Community Memorial Hospital
Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
147 N.Brent St., Ventura

RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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