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New Continuing Care Center at Ojai Valley Community Hospital Opens to Patients

New Continuing Care Center at Ojai Valley Community Hospital Opens to Patients

State-of-the-art skilled nursing center offers long-term care and short-term rehabilitative care (Ojai, California) The new Continuing Care Center at Ojai Valley Community Hospital, a 75-bed, state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility offering short-term rehabilitative care and long-term care, is now open to patients and residents. The new Continuing Care Center is the only skilled nursing facility in Ventura County located on […]

Data Doesn’t Support Cloth Masks Reduce COVID-19 Risks: Nurse

Data Doesn’t Support Cloth Masks Reduce COVID-19 Risks: Nurse

BY MEILING LEE A pediatric nurse said she was compelled to research the science on the risks and benefits of cloth masks after learning that her granddaughter’s preschool would require every child over the age of 2 to wear a mask. Patricia Neuenschwander, a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience, said she understands that the preschool had the […]

World “No Tobacco” Day – #Tobacco Exposed

World “No Tobacco” Day – #Tobacco Exposed

This year on May 31, World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is, calling for a 24-hour abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) is asking the community to join the effort to go tobacco free by sharing the smoke-free message with friends, family, classmates, co-workers and community members. Smoke-free housing policies […]

Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (VCCFMA) Launches New Website

Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (VCCFMA)  Launches New Website

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (VCCFMA) has launched a new website to better serve its patrons. The new website is user friendly with more information on each of its four markets including a list of all the farmers/vendors who participate with VCCFMA.  In addition, the website directs shoppers to their neighborhood markets, each […]

County of Ventura Public Health Dental Guidance Updated

County of Ventura Public Health Dental Guidance Updated

Dental health care personnel (DHCP) are in the “very high-risk category” for exposure to SARS- CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC recommends postponing elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent dental visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) put out guidance on May 7, 2020 for resuming selected dental services. […]

Natural Sunlight: Is It Worth the Risk?

Natural Sunlight: Is It Worth the Risk?

BY MOHAN GARIKIPARITHI   On sunny days, it’s even harder to stay inside. With temperatures climbing and the sun making outdoors more inviting, is getting outdoors to enjoy it worth the risk? Sunlight has never been particularly simple. For decades, we’ve been told to limit exposure to protect from harmful UV rays. With the added risk […]

County of Ventura Public Health Department Provides Dental Guidance

County of Ventura Public Health Department Provides Dental Guidance

Guidance Dental health care personnel (DHCP) are in the “very high-risk category” for exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC recommends postponing elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent dental visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The California Department of Public Health put out guidance on May 7, 2020 for resuming selected dental services. This […]

Community Memorial Health System Reopens Inpatient and Outpatient Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures on May 11th

Community Memorial Health System Reopens Inpatient and Outpatient Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures on May 11th

(Ventura, California) Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura resumed its medically-necessary elective and non-emergent surgical procedures on Monday, May 11th 2020.  After suspending such procedures at the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in mid-March, Community Memorial Health System (CMHS) has followed guidance from the CDC, US Surgeon General, American College of Surgeons, the State of California and the […]

Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals Want Community Members to Know Emergency Departments are Safe

Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals Want Community Members to Know Emergency Departments are Safe

St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), which are Dignity Health hospitals, want to assure the community that the hospital emergency departments are safe for anyone experiencing a medical emergency or in need of urgent health care. Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals have taken extensive measures to separate potential […]

Community Memorial Health System Emergency Departments are OPEN

Community Memorial Health System Emergency Departments are OPEN

(Ventura, California) Community Memorial Health System is grateful to everyone in the community for doing their part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus by staying home during this time, but now more than ever, CMHS wants people to know that it’s SAFE to seek care at Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital. If you need […]

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