Monthly Archives: December 2015

Healthy Women’s Program Receives Funds Raised by Saticoy Women’s Golf Club Tournament

The tournament Chair presented members of the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation with a check for $6,700 for the Healthy Women’s Program.
Front row left: Judie Sweet, Karen Portlock and Patty Jimenez. Back row left: Michael Ellingson, Lydia Hopps, Lynn Jacobs and Mel Sheeler.

The Saticoy Regional Women’s Golf Club recently held its “Tee Off 4 the Cure” fundraising tournament, with proceeds going to the Community Memorial Health System Healthy Women’s Program.

Saticoy Country Club has a long tradition of raising money in support of finding a cure for cancer. The CMHS Healthy Women’s Program offers breast cancer screening and treatment, and cervical cancer screening and vaccine to women in our community who lack access to pay for these life-saving exams.

Judie Sweet, Saticoy Club President and Karen Portlock, Tournament Chair presented members of the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation with a check for $6,700 for the Healthy Women’s Program. The donation is in addition to the $4,200 the SRWGC raised at its 2014 fundraiser.

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New Patient Documentation System Debuts at Ojai Hospital ED

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The Ojai Valley Emergency Department has launched the Meditech Emergency Department Physician Documentation Module. This means that physician notes generated in the ED will flow seamlessly into the patient’s records and be immediately accessible by the patient’s other medical providers. This will allow for a smooth integration of the notes from one department to another and aid the physicians in caring for their patients.

Dr. Neil Canby the director of emergency services at Ojai Valley Community Hospital was the first physician to use the system. This is just another advancement that provides the residents of the Ojai Valley with the highest quality of patient care.

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Support Community Memorial Health System When You Shop at Amazon

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Do you shop on These days, it seems like everyone does.

Amazon has recently started a new program called AmazonSmile where you can choose CMHS as a registered non-profit and 0.5% of your online purchases will come back in cash to CMHS! What a great and easy way to support CMHS. If you don’t have an Amazon account, it is free and easy to create one using your email and password of your choice.

If you already have an Amazon account and are familiar with online shopping, you are halfway there! To choose CMHS as your AmazonSmile charity of choice, just go to and search for Community Memorial Health System in Ventura. Select it and start shopping while supporting CMHS.

Remember, CMHS only benefits when you start at Happy shopping and supporting CMHS!

Donate .5% of your purchases to CMHS with Amazon Smile

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Video of Ethics in Healthcare Event


In case you Missed the Ethics in Healthcare Should Your Doctor Be Your Friend Event – Watch it on Video

Why shouldn’t you be friends with your doctor? After all few relationships are as personal and important as the one between doctors and patients. Explore some of the historical boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship which are meant to protect patient confidentiality, trust in the profession and avoid compromised clinical judgment.

Jim Hornstein, M.D., Chair, CMHS Bioethics Committee

Alon Steinberg, M.D., Cardiologist
Sarah Shah, M.D., Psychiatrist
Tom McBreen, M.D., Family Practice
Theresa Drought, PhD, RN, Medical Bioethics Director, Kaiser Permanente

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