Monthly Archives: October 2015

Free Seminar – The Latest in Food Allergies


Thursday November 5, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
600 E. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard

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Or contact Brown Paper Tickets at 800/838-3006

Many people have food allergies. Often meaning a life of isolation and constant worry about foods being served which can cause life-threatening reactions. Some ingredients are among the most common of foods. With new treatment options there is hope. At this seminar learn more about:

  • Diagnosis of food allergies
  • Common food allergens
  • Food allergy vs. food tolerance
  • Managing dietary needs
  • Exposure to allergy causing foods
  • Creating a normal life for people with food allergies

Dr. Cristina Porch-Curren

Presented by Dr. Cristina Porch-Curren

Dr. Cristina Porch-Curren specializes in allergy and immunology. She received her medical degree at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, and completed an internal medicine residency at the St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, and Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. Dr. Porch-Curren is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She is a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

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CMH Awarded Stroke Quality Achievement with Honor Roll Elite

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Award Demonstrates CMH’s Commitment to Quality Care for Stroke Patients

Community Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.


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Thank You to Our October Classic Sponsors

Benefactors' Ball


Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation wants to
thank our amazing sponsors for their support!

Title Sponsor
Doralee Bailey

Race Result Board Sponsor
Dr. Fred and Shirle Fauvre
Dr. Robert and Louine Skankey

Race Shirt Sponsor
Assisted Home Health
Derby and Derby, Inc.
The Gables of Ojai
Help Unlimited Home Health
Henry Schein LabTeam
Lightning Ridge Screen Printing & Embroidery
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association
The Manor of Ojai
Ojai Community Bank
Ojai Eyes Optometry – Roger Phelps, O.D.
Providence Ojai
Rabobank, N.A.
Union Bank
Wells Fargo – Andrew Snett
Tim and Terri Wolfe
Zee Medical
ZestNet, Inc.

Community Sponsor
At Home In Ojai
John and Mary Jane Graham
Laboratory Specialists Intl. – Dennis Mogavero
Medical Arts Pharmacy
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
John and Peggy Russell
Swanner Physical Therapy
Alexander and Elisabeth Treadwell
Wilde-Guernsey Inc.

Friend of the Hospital
James Beaty, M.D.
Stephen Bennett
Crooked Creek Ranch
Jon and Linda Lambert
Ojai Herbs & Acupuncture – Nathan Kaehler, MA, Lac
Ojai Rexall Drugs
Ojai Valley Family Medicine Group
Ojai Village Pharmacy
Dan and Mara Redden
Iris Stone

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Free Seminar – The Role of da Vinci Robotic Surgery for the Treatment of Endometriosis


Tuesday, October 20, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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Or contact Brown Paper Tickets at 800/838-3006

Chronic pelvic pain, heavy menstrual flow, infertility, and pain during sexual intercourse, bowel movements, and urination are common endometriosis symptoms. Today there are more treatment options available for women facing endometriosis. Now laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery options involve fewer risks and a faster recovery. At this seminar learn how robotic-assisted surgery can benefit you:

  • Fewer complications, less blood loss and pain
  • Less infection risk, scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery
  • Better outcomes and patient satisfaction

Dr. Edwin Ramirez

Presented by Dr. Edwin Ramirez

Dr. Edwin Ramirez specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed residency training at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Ramirez is a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

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CMHS Nurse Receives DAISY Award

Donation Check from Auxiliary 

Vicki Graves, NICU RN
and Daisy Award recipient.

A Community Memorial Health System nurse, Vicki Graves, is a recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a peer-elected awards program the hospital participates in each quarter. Nurses are nominated for the DAISY awards by patients, family members and colleagues.

Vicki, a registered nurse in Community Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is known at the hospital for her compassionate care, concern, and dedication to patient health.

Vicki was nominated by a colleague who wrote:

“I would like to nominate Vicki Graves for the Daisy Award for many reasons, being an excellent charge nurse, her dedication to the unit, and always making herself available to others. I have had the pleasure of working with Vicki for almost 10 years now and there have been many situations where I have been grateful for her teamwork, professionalism, and most importantly her clinical skills. I would have to say the one that stands out would be about 8 years ago when I was still a fairly new nurse and had to experience my first “code” on one of my patients at the end of our shift, Vicki stayed over with me for almost 3 hours helping me with the paperwork and basically just debriefing with me on what has been one of the scariest things I have had to go through as a nurse so far. As our permanent charge nurse on nights, Vicki is not always the one at the bedside with our babies and their parents so she is not always given the proper recognition, but our unit would not run as smooth as it does without her.”

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Now Offering $65 Mammograms


Throughout the month low-cost early breast cancer detection is available for women who schedule a screening mammogram.

In addition, our Healthy Women’s Program provides early breast cancer detection and surgical intervention for uninsured or underinsured women who qualify.


Community Memorial Hospital: 805/652-5093

Ojai Valley Community Hospital: 805/640-2250

$65 Screening Mammogram

More Info

The Breast Center: Community Memorial Health System

Digital Mammography Available in Ventura.

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Free Flu Shots

Free Flu Shot ClinicsStay healthy with a free vaccine

Caring For Our Neighbors

Community Memorial Health System’s Centers for Family Health, in conjunction with Ventura County Public Health, will provide free flu shots for people over 60 years old, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, healthcare personnel that provide direct patient care, children 6 months to 5 years (need 2 visits) and caregivers of children less than 6 months. Vaccines will be available while supplies last.

Walk-ins are encouraged.
Locations Throughout Ventura County

More Info

Centers for Family Health

For questions call: 805/652-6354

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