Monthly Archives: March 2016

Today is Doctors’ Day–Join Us in Celebrating

Community Memorial Hospital rates 2.75

For over 110 years, Community Memorial Health System physicians have demonstrated relentless commitment to excellence, making Ventura County a better place to live, work and enjoy.

Join us in celebrating their dedication to the heathcare needs of the county.

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CMH Physician Delivers Baby in the Car


“I’m thinking: What? A doctor? How is that possible?” Allan continues. “But then I saw his scrubs and I relaxed a bit.”
– Allan Paskin


The Wednesday morning began with Taylor awakening around 7:00 a.m. in labor pain. Two days past her due date, Taylor timed the contractions at eight minutes apart and determined she and her husband had plenty of time to get to Community Memorial Hospital. Living near The Collection at RiverPark, the couple faced a mere six-mile drive, most of it on the 101 North, about ten minutes even with some surface traffic after exiting the freeway.

Having gone through 23 hours of labor with the couple’s first child, Asher, now 3, Taylor felt little rush. Then, far sooner than she anticipated, her water broke. Shortly before noon, with her contractions suddenly urgently close together, the race to CMH was on.


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Join Us For the 2016 Benefactors’ Ball

Benefactors' Ball

Saturday, April 16, 2016
6:00 p.m.

San Buenaventura Mission

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You’re invited to Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s 43rd Benefactors Ball on Saturday, April 16, with proceeds benefitting the new Community Memorial Hospital.

At this event, three notable individuals will be recognized with the prestigious Cephas Bard Award, named after the founder of the first Community Memorial Hospital. Awardees to be recognized at this event are: Community Leader of the Year – Barbara Meister, CMH Physician – Dr. Thomas F. Golden, and CMH Retired Physician – Dr. William L. Hart.

This event represents an opportunity for residents to support community-based healthcare. The new Community Memorial Hospital will feature advanced medical technology, all private rooms and a considerably larger emergency department.

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Free Seminar – Innovations in Management & Treatment of Urinary & Defecatory Disorders


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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Or contact Brown Paper Tickets at 800/838-3006

Is your bladder or bowel controlling where you go and how you enjoy your life? Poor bladder and bowel control is an important health problem that can interfere with work, social activities or sexual and personal relationships. Don’t settle for a reduced quality of life. Please join us to learn more about the various conditions that affect bladder and bowel health. We will review currently available therapies and exciting new innovations in treatment.

Dr. Omid Fatemi

Presented by Michelle Takase-Sanchez, M.D.

Dr. Takase-Sanchez specializes in urogynecology. She completed an OB/GYN residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose and fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Indiana University. She specializes in female pelvic floor disorders and functional disorders involving the lower genito-urinary tract and rectovaginal vault. Dr. Takase-Sanchez is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, and serves as a female health provider at Ventura County Obstetric and Gynecologic Medical Group, Santa Rosa Health Center and San Buenaventura Urology Center. She is an active member of Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

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Free Seminar – Hyperthyroidism


Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. This disorder can be very dangerous if undiagnosed or untreated. Although serious if ignored, most people respond well once diagnosed and treated. Come join us and learn about:

  • Mechanisms and causes
  • Symptoms such as sudden weight loss, rapid heartbeat, and anxiety
  • Diagnosis using appropriate laboratory and imaging testing
  • Effective treatment options available

Dr. Omid Fatemi

Presented by Debra Ouyang, M.D.

Dr. Debra Ouyang is a board-certified endocrinologist. She received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, completed her internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/West LA VA Program, and endocrine fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ouyang is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Thyroid Association and the Endocrine Society. She is an active member of both Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital medical staff.

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Community Memorial Hospital Honors Volunteers

Donation Check for $125,000

Auxiliary donation check presented to CMHS President & CEO Gary Wilde (Center) by Auxiliary President Sandy Frandsen (Left) and Auxiliary Treasurer Norma Nick Taylor (right).

Community Memorial Hospital and nearly all of its Auxiliary members honored 53 women and men who together have donated thousands of hours of service to hospital patients and their families.

Volunteers who reached levels ranging from 100 hours to 45 years over the course of their years of service for CMH were celebrated at the annual Auxiliary Meeting and Awards Luncheon held on Feb. 5 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Ventura.

Throughout each year Auxiliary members raise money from souvenir birth certificate sales, fundraisers and gift shop sales. At this year’s luncheon, the Auxiliary presented CMHS President & CEO, Gary Wilde with a check for $125,000 from earnings in the last year. Since 1962 the Auxiliary at CMH has donated $3,625,164.89.

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