Monthly Archives: April 2014

CMHS Urges Community to be Aware of Stroke Symptoms During May, National Stroke Awareness Month

F.A.S.T.

If you suspect a stroke, call 911 and remember the word F.A.S.T.

Time is crucial in the treatment of stroke, as on average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke and roughly every four minutes someone dies from a stroke. The earlier a stroke is recognized and the patient receives medical attention, the greater chance of recovery. Strokes occur when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and vital nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptures. When this occurs, part of the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen, destroying millions of valuable nerve cells within minutes.

Free Stroke Assessment

Anyone can have a stroke, regardless of age, sex or race. Your chances for having a stroke increase if you have certain risk factors. Approximately 750,000 strokes will occur each year. 500,000 of those strokes could be prevented. Don’t be a statistic.

Visit the Stroke Center to take our free online stroke assessment and find out if you are at risk.

VISIT THE STROKE CENTER


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Join Us – State of the Health System Address

2014 SPEAKER SERIES - STATE OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM

Thursday, May 8, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street, Ventura

5:30: Refreshments
6:00: Presentation

Learn More About This Free Seminar & Make Reservations

Or call 800/906-6093

COME SEE HOW YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM IS DOING

  • Healthcare reform and how it affects you and our community
  • Update on the system building projects
  • Update on system services and programs

Gary Wilde

Presented by Gary Wilde
CMHS President & CEO


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Free Seminar – Nasal Congestion

IN OXNARD - 2014 SPEAKER SERIES

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Courtyard by Marriott
600 E. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard

Learn More About This Free Seminar & Make Reservations

Or call 800/906-6093

An average adult suffers a “common cold” two to three times a year. Nasal congestion, stuffiness, or breathing obstruction is one of the oldest and most common complaints. It may only be an annoyance for some, and for others nasal congestion can be a source of considerable discomfort and pain. At this seminar find out:

  • What causes nasal congestion
  • How to get relief
  • The risks when treating congestion
  • What treatments are available

Dr. Elisabeth Barbosa

Presented by Dr. Elisabeth Barbosa

Dr. Elisabeth Barbosa specializes in Otolaryngology. She received her medical degreee from the Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed her internship and residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She is board certified, and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Barbosa is a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.


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Free Seminar – Ethics in Healthcare Series

IN VENTURA - 2014 SPEAKER SERIES

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street, Ventura

 

HEALTHCARE DECISIONS AT THE END OF LIFE: DEMOCRACY OR DEATH PANELS?

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Dr. Jim Hornstein, Moderator
CMHS Chairman of the Bioethics Committee
Dr. Charles Pankratz

Medical Director, CMHS Palliative Care Services, board certified and specializes in hospice and palliative medicine
Diana Jaquez, RN, MSN, ACHPN
CMHS Palliative Care Services Clinical Manager
Dr. Leslie-Lynn Pawson
Ventura County Medical Center Palliative Care physician; Assistant Director Family Practice residency; VCMC Chief of Staff

Learn More About This Free Seminar and Make Reservations

Or call 800/906-6093


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