Hospitalists Are the Focus of Free CMHS Seminar on June 7

The role of a hospitalist will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Wednesday, June 7.

Christina Desai, M.D., a hospitalist physician specializing in internal medicine, will lead the discussion during the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St.

Chances are, patients admitted to the hospital recently weren’t taken care of by their usual doctor. Instead, a doctor they didn’t know and had never seen before was in charge of their care. Dr. Desai will explain what a hospitalist is, the role the hospitalist plays in their care, and the many advantages of having one to oversee the treatment patients receive during a hospital stay.

Dr. Desai received her medical degree from Albert Einstein School of Medicine and completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Desai is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, and she is affiliated with Pacific Inpatient Physicians, the hospitalist provider for CMH.

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

Future Speaker Series events are: Being Mortal Free Film Screening on June 22 at the Museum of Ventura County; and the Women’s Health Symposium on June 24 at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

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.