Join Us – State of the Health System Address

2017 State of Hospital Address

Join us for our annual report to the community where we will discuss:

  • The current state of healthcare in California and how it affects your family, your insurance and your budget.
  • Community hospitals make up the backbone of the nation’s healthcare system – how does it benefit you and your family?
  • How to receive the best care and benefits from the services that our health system offers.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Gary Wilde - CMHS President & CEO Gary Wilde
CMHS President & CEO
Dr. Stanley Frochtzwajg - CMHS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stanley Frochtzwajg
CMHS Chief Medical Officer

FREE ADMISSION
Thursday, May 18, 2017
5:30 P.M.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main 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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May is Stroke Awareness Month Activate Your Stroke Hero Knowledge

Signs of a stroke - F.A.S.T., (Face drooping,Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1)

Fewer than 1 in 10 people know all the letters of F.A.S.T., (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1) the simple acronym, used to teach stroke warning signs and save lives.

This is why the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association need you to be a Stroke Hero and teach why responding rapidly to a stroke emergency is important. Rapid treatment allows stroke patients to receive treatment options such as the clot busting drug tPA and highly-recommended stent retrievers for the allotted time window. Studies show that patients who receive treatment fast have a higher chance at full recovery and preventing permanent disability.

Test Your Superpowers! Take the Stroke Hero Quiz

 


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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

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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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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Free Seminar – The Effects of Stress on the Immune Responses & Asthma

IN VENTURA - 2017 SPEAKER SERIES

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00 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

We all deal with stress in our daily lives. Sometimes we recognize its outward effects on our body, but what is under the surface may be causing more damage than we realize. Join us as Dr. Kanter answers important questions:

  • How does stress affect developing children?
  • How does the human body react to stress?
  • Can chronic stress cause asthma?
  • Am I sick because I’m stressed, or am I stressed because I’m sick?

Dr. Lewis Kanter

Presented by:
LEWIS KANTER, M.D.

Dr. Lewis Kanter received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He continued his training in allergy/immunology there, as well as at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland. He served 10 years in the US Navy and was Chief of the Allergy Division of the Dept. of Medicine, National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Kanter is board certified in allergy, clinical immunology and pediatrics, and is an active member of the CMH medical staff.


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