Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ojai Hospital Redo Gets Go-ahead

Artists rendering of the Ojai Valley Community Hospital
Ojai Valley News
By Tiobe Barron 

The Ojai Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve the design review permit for an exterior remodel of the Ojai Valley Community Hospital. The commission stipulated two conditions along with its approval: That the architectural design plans be modified to include a “curb cut” for a wheelchair access ramp, and that there be sufficient signage to compensate for any change in traffic flow. 

“We are doing a façade remodel, we are not changing the circulation on site,” said Scott Boydstun of Rasmussen & Associates Architects, the firm chosen by OVCH to draft remodel plans. “We hate to spend money on things that might get torn up later.” 

“You really listened to us, and came back with some good solutions,” said Commissioner Kathy Nolan of the revised and approved design plans.

“I think the community will really benefit from this,” agreed Commissioner Steven Foster.


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Dr. Ishu Rao and Dr. Dominic Tedesco Honored

Dr. Ishu Rao, Director of Electrophysiology, Featured in the February issue of YHC magazine. 

The Electrician
of the Heart

YHC Magazine
February 2013

Electrophysiology is the discipline of cardiology that specializes in the treatment of electrical disorders of the heart. The heart can be described as a “house”, with rooms (the four chambers), doors (valves), plumbing (arteries), and an electrical system (the wiring that triggers the pumping activity of the heart). Where cardiologists deal with the plumbing of the heart, an electrophysiologist is “the electrician of the heart” – the specialist who treats abnormal fast and slow heart rhythms.


Dr. Dominic Tedesco, Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Named one of Southern California's Top Doctors. 

Southern California’s
Top Doctors

Los Angeles Magazine
January 2013

Physicians Tell Us Which Colleagues They Would Choose

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