Monthly Archives: July 2014

Community Memorial Health System Honors Employees

Community Memorial Health System honored 264 employees at its annual Employee Recognition Dinner

Community Memorial Health System honored 264 employees at its annual Employee Recognition Dinner, including five employees with 40 years of service, three with 35 years and nine others who celebrated their 30th anniversary with CMHS.

CMHS recognized scores of employees at the event who together have cared for patients and supported healthcare in a variety of jobs at Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital, as well as throughout CMHS’s twelve Centers for Family Health offices in Ventura County. This year’s awards banquet was held June 13 at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

Guillermo “Memo” Berber, CMH Food Services Central; Priscilla Brennan, OVCH Surgery; Portia Carter, CMH Surgery; Mary Richey, CMH Same Day Surgery; and Paula Roberts in CMH Food Services Central were especially honored for 40 years of service, while Terri Anderson, CMH 5th Floor; Jan Bale, CMH Physiology; and Denise Salinas, CMH Health Information were honored for 35 years.

Kim Baird, CMH Pharmacy; Sharon Cummings, CMH Surgery; Cliff Griffiths, CMH Engineering; Terry Koller, CMH Pathology; Joanie Kruse, CMH Surgery; Janet Moore, CMH Same Day Surgery; Venita Perkins, CMH Ob/Gyn Post Partum; Beverly Rodrigues, CMH Pathology; and Debbie Yanez in CMH Physical Therapy were honored for 30 Years.

Twenty-one employees were recognized for 25 years of service, another twenty employees were recognized for 20 years of service and scores of others were thanked for 15 years, 10 years and 5 years of service to the hospitals and community health centers.

In addition to a welcome by President and CEO Gary Wilde, speakers at the event included Phil Drescher for the Board of Trustees, as well as CMH Chief of Staff, Dr. Tom Golden and OVCH Chief of Staff, Dr. Rochelle Wilson for the respective Medical Staff.


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Free Seminar – Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment

IN OXNARD - 2014 SPEAKER SERIES

Tuesday, July 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 800/838-3006

Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans, contributing each year to 2 million bone fractures in women and men. Gradual bone loss, part of the normal aging process, can begin as early as 35 years of age. For people with osteoporosis, the rate of bone loss increases making hip andspine fractures more likely, with women over 50 at the greatest risk. Join us and learn what you can do to prevent and treat osteoporosis.

Dr. David Crownover

Presented by Dr. David Crownover

Dr. David Crownover received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK, and completed an OB/GYN residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Crownover is a board-certified OB/GYN and is a member of the Community Memorial Hospital staff.


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Free Seminar – Adverse Food Reactions: Allergy or Intolerance?

IN VENTURA - 2014 SPEAKER SERIES

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
Community Memorial Hospital
147 N. Brent St., Ventura

Learn More About This Free Seminar & Make Reservations

Or call 800/838-3006

Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department according to Food Allergy Research & Education. Researchers estimate up to 15 million Americans have food allergies affecting children and adults of all races and ethnicity and can begin at any age. At this seminar Dr. Verma will discuss:

  • Common food allergy risks and related diseases
  • What happens during an allergic reaction
  • Differences between food allergy and food intolerance

Dr. Prashant Verma

Presented by Dr. Prashant Verma

Dr. Prashant Verma specializes in allergy and immunology. He received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School in Chicago, IL, and completed his internship and residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Verma is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a clinical instructor for the UCLA Department of Medicine and is a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.


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