Monthly Archives: January 2017

Free Seminar – Atrial Fibrillation?

IN VENTURA - 2017 SPEAKER SERIES

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

Make Reservations

Or contact Brown Paper Tickets at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

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The Latest Treatments You Need to Know About

Atrial fibrillation, known as AF or Afib, is an irregular and often very fast heart rhythm. This may cause symptoms like heart palpitations, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Treating AF is important because the arrhythmia may cause a stroke and negatively impact your quality of life.

Dr. Bern

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. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital staff.

 

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New CMH Campus – Ventura

Aerial photo of the new CMH Campus

The new CMH campus skyline is now complete. With the addition of the new building (Ocean Tower), along with the new parking garage, our Ventura footprint has certainly taken on a more of a campus feel. To compliment this, we recently painted all of the buildings within the campus the same color.

When we open the new facility, Community Memorial Hospital will be considered two distinct buildings, the Ocean Tower (new building), and the Mountain Tower (current hospital building).

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Stop Diabetes Before It Stops You

Diabetes Blood Sugar Test

Learn More About The Premiere Endocrinology Center

The Premiere Endocrinology Center

A landmark study published last year estimates that almost half of all adults in Ventura County have prediabetes. Of those, up to 30% will develop diabetes in five years, and up to 70% will develop diabetes within their lifetime. Serious health complications from type 2 diabetes include:

  • Vision Impairment
  • Kidney Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Amputation
  • Premature Death

With proper care and management, prediabetes does not have to escalate to type 2 diabetes. Are you at risk?

Call the New Premiere
Endocrinology Center
to make an appointment:
805/667-3909

3655 West 5th Street, Oxnard, CA
M-F: 8 AM – 5 PM

 

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Do You Have Vertigo?


The Physical Therapy Department at CMH Can Help
– a patient testimonial

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is caused when microscopic debris collects within any of the three U-shaped canals within a tiny part of the inner ear. This debris is comprised of calcium carbonate crystals and when they are dislodged they can cause extreme dizziness, nausea and fear.

I experienced this recently, and it was an awful and scary experience.  I mentioned to a doctor that I had vertigo and he told me I could be cured of this right away. It was simple, painless and took all of 15 minutes.

Read the Full Story

 

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Gabion Walls Grace the Front of New Hospital – Ventura


As part of the exterior landscaping for the new CMH, our gabion walls are creating considerable conversation as people keep asking why the retaining walls have been left unfinished. The answer is quite simple – they haven’t. What people are looking at are gabion walls.

The word "gabion" comes from the Italian word gabbionee, meaning "bird cage," and that is exactly what it is. A gabion wall is made of stacked stone-filled gabions tied together with wire. Used for thousands of years by the military and structural engineers, gabions provide an attractive, effective and relatively inexpensive retaining-wall system.

The gabion walls in front of the new hospital will be located near the Dining Terrace and in the Park in front of the main entrance. These walls will hold Ojai sandstones – the same material used for the tiles on the front of the hospital.

So, if someone says, "Hey, those walls aren’t finished yet," you can simply reply that, "Yes they are, those are gabion walls." 

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Free Seminar – Nip & Tuck

IN VENTURA - 2017 SPEAKER SERIES

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

Make Reservations

Or contact Brown Paper Tickets at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

SEAVIEW IPA

Cosmetic Surgery

In a special seminar presented by Community Memorial Health System, Dr. Samuel A. Bern will discuss modern advancements in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

  • Are TV Cosmetic Reality Shows Honest?
  • Is it Healthy to do Multiple Surgeries?
  • Are You a Good Candidate?
  • Breast & Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • The Future of Surgery – Facial Transplants

Dr. Bern

Presented by Samuel Bern, M.D.

Dr. Bern specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received his M.D. from Yale University. He trained in general surgery at Harvard and plastic surgery at UCLA. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Bern has 35 years of experience in plastic surgery. He has been an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital staff since 1992.


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New Hospital Imaging Equipment Begins to Arrive – Ventura

Some presents just arrive early, and that was the case when we took possession of our new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system for the new hospital just before Christmas Day.

Our new GE 1.5 Tesla magnet, which represents the latest imaging technology, and demonstrates our commitment in bringing the most sophisticated imaging systems to the communities we serve, arrived onsite. Among the more notable benefits of this system:

  • Physicians will be provided with imaging scans of greater clarity for more accurate diagnosis.
  • The system can easily accommodate larger individuals, and is designed to be less claustrophobic. 
  • The scan time is much shorter.

Due to the size of the system, an exterior opening to the new building was created to receive the unit. Needless to say there was great excitement as the MRI was installed, and deep satisfaction knowing that CMHS will continue to provide our community with excellent medical capabilities and expertise.

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