Monthly Archives: September 2013

Free Symposium – Cancer Screening: Too Much or Too Little, What’s the Truth

Cancer<br /> Sreening: Too Much or Too Little, What's the Truth - 2013 Cancer Symposium

Saturday, October 12, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ventura Beach Marriott
2055 Harbor Blvd., Ventura

Light continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 8:00 a.m.

The annual Cancer Symposium offers presentations by leading physicians and specialists on a variety of Cancer Screening topics including the latest guidelines, debates and stories.


Opening Remarks
Thomas Fogel, M.D., Moderator

Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening for Lung Cancer Survivors
and Other High-Risk Groups
Thomas Brugman, M.D.

Lung Cancer Screening Using Low Dose CT Scans
Irwin Grossman, M.D.

Prostate Cancer: Early Detection Method and Proper Management
Duke Bahn, M.D.

How to Have Fun in the Sun and Avoid Melanoma
Samuel Bern, M.D.

GYN Screening Tests
Lois Barnes, M.D.

Colorectal Cancer Screening
Benito Pedraza, M.D.

The Debate Over PSA Screening: To Test or Not to Test
Marc Beaghler, M.D.

Breast Cancer Screening
Jennifer Kosek, M.D.

Stories from the Front Lines: Take-Home Message from a Family Doc
Victoria Sorlie-Aguilar, M.D.

Make a Reservation Online or call 800/428-1749


Community Memorial Health System & NewsTalk 1590 KVTA

American Cancer Society • Assisted Living • The Breast Center at CMH
Cancer Support Community • CMH Cancer Resource Center
Coastal Radiation Oncology Medical Group • Grossman Imaging Center
Kaiser Permanente • Ventura County Hematology Oncology Specialists

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Low-Cost Screening Mammograms Available in October

Are you reminding your close friends and families that the key in the battle against breast cancer is early detection and awareness?

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, our Breast Center will be offering a special $65.00 screening mammogram for individuals in our community. You can receive this screening at either Community Memorial Hospital or Ojai Valley Community Hospital.  Click through for additional information.

Take the time now to let those around you that matter know about this opportunity.  We recommend that you make your appointment as soon as possible for available times in October.  This offer runs through the month of October only.

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12th Annual October Classic – Saturday, October 12, 2013 – Nordhoff High School, Ojai

Sponsored by: Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation

7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Both 5K & 10K Races
9:00 a.m. Walk/Wheelchair

17 and Under $15 ($20 after 10/8)
18 and Up $30 ($35 after 10/8)
Wheelchair Participants Free

For a donation of $20.00 or more, sleep in and get a T-shirt!

All proceeds benefit Ojai Valley Community Hospital and its Continuing Care Center. The October Classic is an Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation Event.

For more information or to register, visit or call (805) 640-2317.


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Enter to Win a Fabulous Viking River Cruise For 2 to Bordeaux, France – To Be Given Away at the Benefactors’ Ball

“Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine”
8 days including Bordeaux, Pauillac (Margaux), Blaye (Cognac), Libourne (Saint-Émilion), and Cadillac (Sauternes).

March – October 2014, based on availability.

Need not be present to win.

“Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine” is generously provided by Santa Barbara Travel Bureau in Ventura.

For more information call (805) 667-2881
Proceeds benefit the New Community Memorial Hospital

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Steel Construction Phase Begins on New CMH

Another construction landmark begins today as the first steel beam of the new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura is slated to be raised around 12 noon.

To complete the task of erecting the steel skeleton of the new hospital, one of the largest cranes to be utilized in Ventura County has been brought onto the site.  The crane, which is visible throughout the city of Ventura, reaches up to a height of 270 feet.


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