Monthly Archives: April 2017

Free Seminar – Diagnosis & Management of Pituitary Tumors

2017 Speaker Series

Every year roughly 10,000 pituitary tumors are diagnosed in the U.S., most of which are noncancerous and slow growing. Oftentimes they go undiagnosed because the symptoms resemble other conditions. They are commonly found in older adults, but can occur at any age, and most can be treated successfully. Treatment could involve:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Medications
  • Hormone replacement
  • Watchful waiting

Come and learn about what is involved in the diagnosis and management of pituitary tumors.

Dr. David WestraPRESENTED BY: DAVID WESTRA, M.D.

Dr. David Westra specializes in neurosurgery. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and completed a residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. Dr. Westra is a member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:00 P.M.
Community Memorial Hospital
Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
147 N. Brent St., Ventura

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Or contact Brown Paper
Tickets at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

News Talk 1590 KVTA SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventira, LLC

 


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CMHS Surgeons Re-create New Yorker Cover

Women surgeons at CMH

An artist recently created the cover art "Operating Theater" for the New Yorker’s Health, Medicine, and the Body issue, depicting a patient’s final view before going under anesthesia: a team of female surgeons.

“When I saw ‘Operating Theater’ by Malika Favre on the cover, I was struck not only by the beautiful image, but by the depiction of a female surgeon and her team — a sight that is not commonplace,” says Susan Pitt, an endocrine surgeon at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, whose surgical team was among the first to recreate the image.

Like Pitt, women surgeons around the world were inspired by the New Yorker cover and created their own photos in the image of the cover art. A female surgeon team at CMHS, Drs. Lauren Pulido, Olga Garcia, Kelley Fairbairn, Ashley Lamb and Constance Rayhrer, responded by recreating their own version of the inspirational art.

 

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Cath Labs Being Installed at New Hospital – Ventura

The New Community Memorial Hospital

We are currently installing the latest, cutting-edge equipment, in our catherization labs (cath labs) in the Ocean Tower at the new CMH. This technology will support our cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and radiologists who perform a variety of cardiac and non-cardiac services.

The CMH Heart & Vascular program, one of the busiest programs in the region, will be expanding from our current three heart “cath” labs to five to accommodate increased patient demand drawn to CMH for its expertise in this area.

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Free Seminar – Ethics in Healthcare

IN VENTURA - 2017 SPEAKER SERIES

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:30 p.m.

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St., Ventura

Make Reservations

Or contact Brown Paper Tickets at 800/838-3006

The Great Advance Directive Awareness Event

Ages 18 to 118, an Advance Directive is your choice and your right! Come join the fun and learn why you need an Advance Directive. Experts will be available to answer all your questions.

LET US HELP YOU FILL OUT YOUR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE. IT’S FREE.

Refreshments, Raffle Prizes, Music, Giveaways

THE FIRST 200 PEOPLE TO COMPLETE THEIR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE WILL RECEIVE A GIFT, SO SIGN UP NOW!

Presented by:
James Hornstein, MD
CMHS Chair of the
Bioethics Committee

Sponsored by:

Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura, LLC

NewsTalk 1590 KVTA

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Watch the Ethics in Healthcare Video

2017 Speaker Series

The Ethics in Healthcare – Why are Drugs so Expensive Event, is available on video

WATCH

With more and more prescription medications on the market, many people are saying they simply cannot afford what doctors are prescribing. Is this how you feel? Some analysts believe it’s because of:

  • Monopoly pricing
  • Incentives for doctors and pharmacists to select more expensive brands
  • High research and development costs
  • Price gouging
  • Putting profits ahead of patients

MODERATED BY:

Dr. Jim Hornstein, CMHS Chair of the Bioethics Committee

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Mark McCamish, MD, Ph.D., Former Pharmaceutical Industry Executive

John Lu, Ph.D., Health Care Economist, California State University Channel Islands

Renu Bajwa, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Community Memorial Hospital

SPONSORED BY:

News Talk 1590 KVTA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura, LLC
 


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Exterior Landscaping Taking Shape at New CMH – Ventura

The New Community Memorial Hospital

There is great excitement around the campus in Ventura as the new roadways and landscape for the Ocean Tower are taking shape. The main entry road for the Ocean Tower will now be off of Main Street, and located in front of the new building will be a brand new city park.

All of the exterior work for the new Ocean Tower is being done by McGillivray Construction.

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Join Us For the 2017 Benefactors’ Ball

Benefactors' Ball

Saturday, April 22, 2017
5:00 p.m.

UNDER THE STARS AT THE NEW COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Make Reservations

Become a Sponsor

You’re invited to Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s 44th Benefactors’ Ball on Saturday, April 22, with proceeds benefitting the new Community Memorial Hospital.

Awardees to be recognized at this event are: Community Leaders of the Year – Don & Bonnie Carlton, CMH Physician – Dr. Dominic J. Tedesco, and CMH Retired Physician – Dr. Siegfried O. Storz.


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