Monthly Archives: January 2014

Lung Cancer Screening Program at Community Memorial Hospital

Lung cancer kills more people in the United States than any other cancer. Earlier detection is associated with better treatment outcomes.

Since most people with early lung cancer have few or no symptoms, screening for those at high risk is especially critical.

Computerized Tomography (CT) Screening is
Recommended for Patients Who Meet the Following Criteria:

  • Age 55-74 years old.
  • Are currently a smoker or have quit within the past 15 years.
  • Have a history of at least 30 pack years of smoking.

Our Lung Cancer Screening Program Includes:

  • Low-dose chest CT
  • Lung nodule detection
  • Lung nodule registry
  • Lung cancer diagnosis

What is a Low-Dose CT Scan?
CT scan is an imaging procedure that uses computer-processed X-rays
to produce precise and detailed images of specific areas of the body.
A low-dose CT scan is used to minimize exposure to radiation.

Scheduling a Screening
If you think you meet the criteria, please call your primary care physician
or contact the CMH Cancer Resource Center at 805/652-5459.

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Free Seminar – Understanding & Managing Stress


Tuesday, January 28, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
Community Memorial Hospital
147 N. Brent St., Ventura

Learn More About This Free Seminar & Make Reservations >

Or call 800/906-6093


Whether it’s our ancestors foraging for their next meal in the Serengeti or getting caught in traffic on the 405 trying to make a flight at LAX, stress is an inherent part of living. Dr. Bale will describe a model of stress that will provide an understanding of what it is, its etiology, its adaptive and mal-adaptive components. Understanding this model will enable participants to identify their own unique reactions and develop effective stress management strategies.

Dr. Ronald Bale

Presented by Dr. Ronald Bale

Dr. Ronald Bale specializes in Psychology. He is a clinical supervisor for the California Lutheran University Psychology Doctoral Program and provides psychological consultation with the CMH Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the California State Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Bale is a member of the Community Memorial Hospital courtesy staff.

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Free Seminar – Bariatric Surgery: Treatment and Prevention of Obesity


Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Soule Park Golf Course,
Banquet Room
1033 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai

Learn More About This Free Seminar & Make Reservations >

Or call 800/906-6093


More than half of Americans are overweight, 12 million are severely obese (100 pounds or more overweight), leading to a higher incidence of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Although historically diabetes has been considered a disease that cannot be stopped, recent studies find that weight loss surgery may reverse its effects. In this seminar Dr. Billy will discuss weight loss procedures available and the many benefits to losing weight, including relief from:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Weight-related high blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Arthritis

Dr. Helmuth Billy

Presented by Dr. Helmuth Billy

Dr. Billy specializes in bariatric and general surgery. He received his M.D. from the University of California at Davis. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and he is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the American Society
of Bariatric Surgery, and the American Society of General Surgeons. He is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

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Gold Dust Gala – Saturday, March 1, 2014

GOLD DUST GALA - Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Serra Center, Camarillo

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s Gold Dust Gala raises money to fund the Healthy Women’s Program – a program that provides free mammograms, biopsies, surgical interventions, as well as cervical cancer screening and vaccinations for the women of Ventura County who do not have access to these resources. We hope you will join us in celebrating our 24th year of service, being there for our cancer survivors and appreciating our supporters.

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