Monthly Archives: March 2015

Camarillo Center for Women’s Health

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Erlinda Palomares is one of a growing number of women who have found outstanding healthcare – specialized for women of all ages.


Maria Estrada was frustrated by the litany of doctors who simply prescribed her 83-year-old mother, Erlinda Palomares, antibiotics – which would only offer brief respites. Estrada said she saw an advertisement for the Camarillo Center for Women’s Health and decided to take her mother to the center on Arneill Road in hopes of finding a cure for Palomares’ chronic bladder infections.

Estrada said she and her mother noticed a difference in care from the moment they stepped into the Camarillo Center for Women’s Health.


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Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

New Board Member, Lydia Hopps

Lydia Hopps, Senior Vice President and Investment Consultant at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, has been elected President of the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation for 2015.

Hopps succeeds William J. Kearney, Senior Vice President/Investment and Senior Resident Director of the Ventura Coast Office of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, who will serve on the board as Immediate Past President.

Others elected as officers are:

Mel Sheeler,
Vice President

Lynn Jacobs,

New members joining the board are:

Joe Kruetz,
President and Chief Executive Officer of County Commerce Bank

Heidi Whitcomb,
Owner and CEO of Ventura Rental Party Center

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Free Seminar – Ethics in Healthcare


Wednesday, March 25, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St., Ventura

Make Reservations

Or contact Brown Paper Tickets at 800/838-3006

Extraordinary Physician Stories

Everyday and everywhere, doctors collect stories. These stories reflect the profoundly human bond between those who are seeking help (patients) and those who wish to help (doctors). Sometimes these stories are funny or tragic, sometimes touching or just silly. But all of these stories are incredibly personal because they reflect the lessons we can learn about life, death, relationships and meaning. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary evening when four doctors share their personal stories about… well, you.

Featured Speakers: Dr. Jim Hornstein,<br /> Family Physician; Dr. Alison Shuman, Pediatrician; Dr. Gösta Iwasiuk, Surgeon and Dr. Jennifer Vinson, Resident.

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Free Seminar – Cosmetic Surgery in 2015


Tuesday, March 10, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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


This presentation will review what is newest in plastic surgery, from Botox to face transplants. Dr. Bern will give his own opinion on what procedures are safe, effective, and what is only Hollywood hype. Join us to find out who is a good candidate for cosmetic surgery and what the future holds for the field. We will leave plenty of time for questions.

Dr. Kentaro Suzuki

Presented by Dr. Samuel Bern

Dr. Bern specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received his M.D. from Yale University. He trained in general surgery at Harvard and plastic surgery at UCLA. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Bern has 24 years of experience in plastic surgery. He has been an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital staff since 1992.

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