October Classic & Wellness Fair – Saturday October 28th

 

The 16th Annual October Classic and Wellness Fair is returning to Ojai Valley Community Hospital on Saturday October 28th! Get your costume ready and JOIN US for the 5k, 10k, or 1k Kids Run!  Registration begins at 7am and races start at 8am.

NEW this year is our “Paws for a Cause” Dog Walk!  We know your four-legged friends want to help raise money for our new skilled nursing facility, and this is their chance.  Sign your canine companion up today – the first 50 pre-registered pups will receive event bandanas!

Awards will be given for the best “people” and “pooch” costumes!  We can’t wait to see your creativity, but please keep costumes family-friendly and safe for running.

All proceeds benefit the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation and construction of our new Continuing Care Center.  For more information or to register, visit www.octoberclassic.org or call 805-640-2317.

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Free Seminar – Latest Treatment for Men’s Urological Issues: Urinary Frequency, Impotency, BPH (New  Urolift  Technique)

CMHS 2017 Speaker Series

Some of the most common urological health issues that arise in male patients include increased urinary frequency, impotency and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). In the U.S. alone, roughly 20 to 30 million men have some form of erectile dysfunction, and BPH is present in half of all men by age 60. Come join us as
Dr. Beaghler discusses:

  • Causes and symptoms
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Latest treatment options

PRESENTED BY:
MARC BEAGHLER, M.D.

Dr. Marc A. Beaghler specializes in urology and is
the CMH Robotics Medical Director and Co-Medical Operating Room Director, as well as a former Chief
of Staff and Chief of Surgery. He received his medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE and completed a residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Dr. Beaghler is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:00 P.M.
Camarillo Library
4101 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo

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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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Free Seminar – Ethics in Healthcare: How Healthcare Controls Us – Reform Efforts in Uncertain Times

2017 Speaker Series

Why is healthcare reform so difficult? Learn about the tough choices and tradeoffs our country might ultimately have to make before we find a workable solution.

  • Is private insurance becoming unaffordable?
  • Is a single payer system the solution?
  • Are healthcare costs out of control?
  • Are the health insurance exchanges working?
  • What are your options right now?

PRESENTED BY:
GARY WILDE

President and CEO, Community Memorial Health System

LUCIAN WULSIN, J.D.

Health policy expert and author, California at the Crossroads:
Choices for Healthcare Reform

JAMES HORNSTEIN, M.D.

Chair, Community Memorial Health System Bioethics Committee, Moderator


Wednesday
September 27, 2017
5:30 P.M.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St., Ventura

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at 800/838-3006

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We're Part of the Fight

At Community Memorial Health System, we know
awareness and early detection save lives.

That’s why we’re dedicated to providing the best in screening and imaging technologies to all women in our communities. We are proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering low-cost breast imaging to all women who schedule a screening for the month of October!

$90 - 3D Breast Tomosynthesis is available in Ventura at The Breast Center*

$65 - Traditional 2D Mammography is available at Ojai Valley Community Hospital*

CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR MAMMOGRAM:

Community Memorial Hospital
805/652-5093

Ojai Valley Community Hospital
805/640-2250

The Breast Center

*Cash only price, must be paid at time of service.
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Daisy Award Winner Honored at Community Memorial Hospital

Community Memorial Health System is proud to announce our 2017 2nd Quarter DAISY Award winner – Joceline Lam, RN!

Created in 1999, the DAISY Award is a very special recognition that honors extraordinary nurses who demonstrate clinical expertise, provide skillful, compassionate care, and go above and beyond for patients and family members.

Joceline Lam is a Critical Care Nurse at Community Memorial Hospital who was nominated for the DAISY award by the daughter of a CCU patient who was extremely afraid of hospitals.  Joceline’s kindness, care, and attention eased the patient’s fears and made her feel like she was in great hands.  The patient’s family attributes much of her ability to recover to the care and reassurance Joceline provided.

Joceline was honored by health system leadership, physicians, and her peers last week with a celebration in the Critical Care Unit.  Please join us in congratulating her on this incredible achievement!

If you would like to nominate an extraordinary nurse from Community Memorial Health System for providing exemplary care, please visit our DAISY Award nomination page by clicking here.

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Free Seminar – Hyperbaric Oxygen and Chronic Wound Care Advances

2017 Speaker Series

Living with chronic, non-healing wounds can be frustrating, debilitating and time-consuming. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a simple but effective treatment to aid the body in healing. This therapy quickly and safely delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, which helps increase the body’s own natural wound-healing abilities.

In this seminar, Dr. Tesman will explain how hyperbaric oxygen plays a role in caring for problem wounds and advances in treatment options to help improve your healing and your quality of life.

Dr. John TesmanPRESENTED BY:
JOHN TESMAN, M.D.

Dr. Tesman is board certified in emergency medicine, undersea and hyperbaric medicine and is a Fellow of the College of Chronic Wound Care Specialists. He is the medical director for the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:00 P.M.
Courtyard by Marriott
600 Esplanade Dr., Oxnard

RESERVATIONS

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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Innovative Imaging at Community Memorial Health System Enhances Early Breast Cancer Detection

 

 

Did you know there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today? While there are no proven strategies to prevent breast cancer entirely, enhanced screening technologies and early detection have played a significant role in the overall decrease in breast cancer mortality.  Routine screenings are an essential component of early detection, but are all imaging technologies the same?

Community Memorial Health System is dedicated to the idea that the best in screening and imaging technologies should be available to all women in our communities.  The Breast Center at CMHS was the first medical facility in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to receive the “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” designation from the American College of Radiology, and we continue to offer the most innovative mammography and diagnostic procedures available.

One of these cutting-edge imaging technologies is GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, also known as DBT Mammography.  With traditional 2D imaging, the structures and tissues of the breast overlap.  This image clutter limits the detail radiologists are able to read and can conceal troublesome masses.  SenoClaire removes the clutter of these layers by using a low-dose X-ray sweep around the compressed breast.  This technique separates the breast tissues, reduces the overlapping of structures, and allows radiologists to more easily identify small abnormalities such as early cancers or suspicious legions.  Not only is this enhanced screening technology effective for every breast tissue type, it also uses the same low-dose radiation as traditional 2D digital mammography!

We’ve made this 3D Mammography video available for anyone who wants to learn more about this state-of-the-art technology and how it can play a role in the breast health strategy of you or your loved ones.  Not all imaging is the same, so be sure to ask your primary care physician about 3D Mammography or contact The Breast Center at Community Memorial Health System to schedule an appointment!

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Community’s Continuing Care Center Construction Continues

Ojai Valley News

Concrete pads are poured for the new Continuing Care Center in Ojai.

Ojai Valley News, Friday, July 21, 2017
By Perry Van Houten

Construction of Ojai Valley Community Hospital’s (OVCH) new skilled nursing facility — the Continuing Care Center — is moving closer to completion.

The soil work and underground plumbing are nearly finished, slabs have been poured and framing work is starting at the site, behind the main hospital at 1306 Maricopa Highway.

“What I like about this phase is you begin to see all the trades that have been working on the project,” said Haady Lashkari, the hospital’s chief administrative officer.

Groundbreaking on the $17-million project took place last summer.

Building the new Continuing Care Center is the last phase of the three-part, $20-million project to modernize the community owned, not-for-profit hospital.

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Free Seminar – What is My Biopsy Result?

2017 Speaker Series

The Role of a Pathologist on Your Healthcare Team

Effective treatment starts with the correct diagnosis. While primary care physicians are typically on the frontlines of healthcare – examining patients, ordering tests and implementing treatments – they oftentimes collaborate with pathologists to interpret the results and establish the best course of action. Pathologists are both scientist and physician, and use this combined knowledge to ensure patients receive the most effective care.

In this seminar, Dr. Kwon will explain what a pathologist is and the critical role they play in your healthcare.

Dr. MeeAe KwonPRESENTED BY:
MEEAE KWON, M.D.

Dr. MeeAe Kwon specializes in pathology. She received her medical degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine, completed residency training at University of California Irvine, and a fellowship in blood banking/transfusion medicine at UCLA. Dr. Kwon is certified by the American Board of Pathology, and is an active member of the CMH medical staff.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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:

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


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Community Memorial Health System Introduces Advanced Prostate Health Screening

Prostate cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of male cancer mortality in the United States.  According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.  Community Memorial Health System recognizes the importance of early detection of prostate cancer, and is proud to announce the introduction of the recently FDA approved Prostate Health Index (PHI) – a simple blood test for enhanced prostate cancer detection.

For years, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing has been the standard Prostate Cancer screening used by physicians across the country.  This test measures the presence of antigens historically associated with prostate cancer and alerts physicians to elevated levels of these antigens.  Patients whose PSA levels are in the 4-10 ng/ml range are typically referred for prostate biopsies, however, roughly 75% of all prostate biopsies performed are negative for cancer.

The new Prostate Health Index (PHI) at Community Memorial Health System fills the diagnostic gap between PSA testing and prostate biopsy by providing an added element of specificity and detail in the testing process.  If a patient’s PSA is elevated, a PHI can now be administered to determine their risk of prostate cancer before a biopsy is ordered.  As a result, 1 in 3 men with elevated PSA can avoid a prostate biopsy.  In addition to reducing unnecessary procedures, the enhanced diagnostic data provided by the PHI will help our patients’ healthcare teams create the most effective and most personalized treatment and monitoring plans for their individual prostate health needs.

If you or someone you know is interested in a PHI test, ask your primary care physician to order the test at the Community Memorial Health System lab.

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