Monthly Archives: March 2017

Free Seminar – The Effects of Stress on the Immune Responses & Asthma


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00 p.m.

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

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We all deal with stress in our daily lives. Sometimes we recognize its outward effects on our body, but what is under the surface may be causing more damage than we realize. Join us as Dr. Kanter answers important questions:

  • How does stress affect developing children?
  • How does the human body react to stress?
  • Can chronic stress cause asthma?
  • Am I sick because I’m stressed, or am I stressed because I’m sick?

Dr. Lewis Kanter

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Dr. Lewis Kanter received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He continued his training in allergy/immunology there, as well as at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland. He served 10 years in the US Navy and was Chief of the Allergy Division of the Dept. of Medicine, National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Kanter is board certified in allergy, clinical immunology and pediatrics, and is an active member of the CMH medical staff.

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Join Us in Celebrating

Doctors' Day Celebration

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.



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CMHS Welcomes New Board Chair

Dr. Richard R. Rush

Dr. Richard R. Rush

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Dr. Richard R. Rush, former president of California State University Channel Islands, has been named the new Chair of the Board for Community Memorial Health System. He succeeds Jeffrey Paul, who has served as board chairman since 2015.

Dr. Rush became president of CSU Channel Islands in June 2001. As head of the 23rd and newest campus in the California State University system, he hired the faculty and senior administrative staff and oversaw the creation and development of the university’s strategic, academic and physical master plans as well as its budget and financial structure. He retired in 2016.

Before arriving at CI, Dr. Rush spent nine years as president of Minnesota State University, Mankato where he established public-private partnerships that led to the first buildings in the State University system to be constructed using private financing.

Dr. Rush also played a key role in the founding of CSU San Marcos while serving as Vice President in Charge during site selection and program establishment. Subsequently, he served as Executive Vice President with responsibilities for accreditation, academic programs, student affairs, finance and administration, and fundraising.


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Free Seminar – Ethics in Healthcare


Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5:30 p.m.

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

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Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura, LLC

NewsTalk 1590 KVTA


American Drug Companies & You

With more and more prescription medications on the market, many people are saying they simply cannot afford what doctors are prescribing. Is this how you feel? Some analysts believe it’s because of:

  • Monopoly pricing
  • Incentives for doctors and pharmacists to select more expensive brands
  • High research and development costs
  • Price gouging
  • Putting profits ahead of patients

Come and learn about what is really happening and what it means for you and your family.

Moderated by:
Dr. Jim Hornstein, CMHS Chair of the Bioethics Committee

Featured Speakers:
Mark McCamish, MD, Ph.D.
Former Pharmaceutical Industry Executive

John Lu, Ph.D.
Health Care Economist, California State University Channel Islands

Renu Bajwa, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Community Memorial Hospital

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