CMHS Free Ethics in Healthcare Event on How to Be a Good Patient

Being a good patient will be the focus of a free Ethics in Healthcare event Community Memorial Health System is holding as part of its 2016 Speakers Series. The seminar is on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St.

Jim Hornstein, M.D., CMHS Bioethics Committee Chair, will moderate the latest Ethics in Healthcare event entitled, “Are You a Good Patient? Isn’t It Time You Became One?” The seminar will stress that successful medical care requires an ongoing collaboration between patients and their doctors, and discuss how active a role patients should take in their own healthcare.

The seminar will feature the following presenters:

 Betty Berry, Ventura County Star newspaper syndicated columnist and senior advocate for Senior Concerns
 Charna Posen, senior advocate for Goebel Adult Community Center
 Cindy DeMotte, vice president of Quality, Hospital Changes & How to be a Good Patient for CMHS.

Registration is free but reservations are required. To secure reservations visit or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

Future Speaker Series events include: Hyperbaric Medicine seminar on Sept. 27 at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura; Colon Cancer Symposium on Oct. 1 at the Ventura Beach Marriott; and Red, White and You: American Politics through a Healthcare Lens on Oct. 26 at the Museum of Ventura County.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, along with the Centers for Family Health serving various communities within and located in Ventura County, California.