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Benefactors’ Ball: September 28, 2013

Get your tickets for the 41st Benefactors' Ball: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at Limoneira Ranch, CA.

4:30 p.m.
Wine Tasting

6:00 p.m.
Food Stations created by Plated Events

7:00 p.m.
Raffle Drawing and Music
featuring Kal David and the Real Deal

Attire is Cocktail Casual

Raffle Information:
Tickets are $100 each
Winning Ticket will receive airfare and a Viking River Cruise for 2 to Bordeaux, France. Value: over $7,000.00

Limoneira Ranch
1141 Cummings Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Benefactors’ Ball information and reservations can be purchased at

For more information call (805) 667-2881

Proceeds benefit the New Community Memorial Hospital

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CMHF Announces New Board of Directors

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation has announced the addition of three new board members: Debbie Golden, Bob Cheatham and Donald Gloisten.

Debbie Golden
Debbie Golden

Golden has been a member of the Ventura Unified School District’s Board of Education since 1998 and also is active in several other community organizations, including the Ventura Education Partnership, the Ventura County Anti-Defamation League and the Rubicon Theater Education Outreach Committee. Golden earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. Her husband, Dr. Thomas Golden, a Ventura orthopaedic surgeon, is Chief of Staff at Community Memorial Hospital.

Bob Cheatham
Bob Cheatham

Cheatham is a financial planner and financial services representative for MetLife. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College and his master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California. He formerly worked at the Pentagon, where his duties included writing speeches for then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney. Cheatham works with several nonprofits, including the Salvation Army, and he is a longtime supporter of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at CMH. In 2008 he was named Rotarian of the Year for Ventura.

Donald Gloisten
Donald Gloisten

Gloisten is Chief Executive Officer for GBS Financial and works out of the firm’s downtown Ventura office. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and while working at the New York Stock Exchange, he attended night classes at the Seton Hall University of Law. After graduating and passing the bar exam, Gloisten was hired as House Counsel for the Dreyfus Fund. Gloisten taught night classes in Investments at UCLA for 30 years and has served as treasurer of the Northridge Hospital Foundation. He is a board member of the Ventura Music Festival and the Pierpont Community Council.

Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation, formed in 1984, is a nonprofit, charitable organization with the basic mission of providing meaningful ways to educate the community regarding the service capabilities of Community Memorial Hospital; to work with the community to facilitate support of Community Memorial Hospital; and to raise funds for the development, operation and maintenance of programs and services.

The Foundation was organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Laws of the State of California and has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information about the Foundation or upcoming events visit

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Community Memorial Health System Honors Employees

Community Memorial Health System honored 326 employees at its annual Employee Recognition Dinner, including one employee with 45 years of service, one with 40 years and three others who celebrated their 35th anniversary with CMHS.

CMHS recognized scores of employees at the event who together have cared for patients and supported healthcare in a variety of jobs at Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital, as well as at CMHS’s eleven Centers for Family Health offices in Ventura County. This year’s awards banquet was held June 14th at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

Bonita Altman, Laundry Worker II in the Laundry Department, was especially honored for her 45 years of service, while Carmen Chacon, Medical Support Clerk III in Physical Therapy, was honored for 40 years.

Leora Chrestman, Assistant Director Medical Records in Health Information; Judy Drew, RN Case Manager in Utilization Review; and Sally Molenhouse, Clinical Lab Scientist in Pathology were honored for 35 years of service.

Seven employees were recognized for 30 years of service, another thirteen employees were recognized for 25 years of service and scores of others were thanked for 20 years, 15 years, 10 years and 5 years of service to the hospitals and community health centers.

In addition to a welcome by President and CEO Gary Wilde, speakers at the event included Jeff Paul for the Board of Trustees, as well as CMH Chief of Staff, Dr. Tom Golden and OVCH Chief of Staff, Dr. Rochelle Wilson for the respective Medical Staff.


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