• Healing Garden – Phase 2

    Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) holds a special place in the hearts of many by continually providing compassionate health care for all, regardless of ability to pay. To show the community’s gratitude for the hospital, Health Care Foundation for Ventura County is currently organizing Phase 2 of the Healing Garden Engraved Brick Project, nestled in

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  • Natalie Cooper – Medical & Wellness Journalist Intern

    A recent UC Davis graduate, Natalie Cooper is a determined individual with an interest in providing patient care to diverse population groups and public health initiatives. Natalie has had an interest in medicine and Ventura County Health Care Agency for many years. As a student at Buena High School, she volunteered at Ventura County Medical

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  • Dr. Tamra Travers Brings Centering Pregnancy to VCMC

    Dr. Travers is working with award-winning Family Medicine Residency during her fellowship at VCMC’s Academic Family Medical Center and HCFVC to implement the Centering Pregnancy (CP) model of prenatal care. The central goal of CP at VCMC is to improve the health of all families in our county, with special emphasis on providing access to

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  • Grateful Patient Testimony

    To whomever this may concern and to everybody who donated and participated in getting an ablation machine for Ventura County Medical Center… My name is Brett Schulze. My son and I were hit from behind by a person going roughly 50 miles an hour while we were stopped waiting to make a left turn. From

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  • Medical Examiner receives donation to increase body storage capacity

    The Office of the Ventura County Medical Examiner has received a $24,500 donation from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation to increase the office’s body storage capacity in the event of a mass fatality incident or disaster. “The Medical Examiner facility in Ventura is able to accommodate the daily work flow but is pushed to capacity at

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  • Health Care Foundation of Ventura County adds power with new board picks

    Article published in Santa Paula Times The Health Care Foundation for Ventura County (HCFVC) has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. Former Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long’s policymaking career spans nearly 40 years. Long is widely recognized for her community engagement, most notably as Chair of the Ventura County

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  • Stellar team at VCHCA treats children with cleft lip and palate

    Treatment and Surgical Repair for Children Cleft Lip and Palate at the VC HCA  The Centers for Disease Control describes Cleft lip and cleft palate as” birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. Together, these birth defects commonly are called “orofacial clefts”. These birth defects happen

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  • Dr. Bracho, Champion in Pediatrics

    We are excited to congratulate VCMC’s Dr. Francisco Bracho, for his honor as a Champion in Pediatrics by Pacific Coast Business Times. In his eight years with VCMC, Bracho has cared for patients with childhood cancer with great love and with due diligence to people’s time. “They spend a lot of time here, so we

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  • Retinal Camera Maiden Voyage

    Our professional, compassionate, and dedicated NICU team performed their first exam with the newly purchased Retinal Camera Shuttle on the first VCMC baby who needed care. Thank you Ventura Downtown Lions Club, VCMC Auxiliary, and an anonymous donor for collaborating to purchase this much needed equipment which will be used in NICU, Pediatrics, Emergency Department,

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  • Ventura Downtown Lions Club Donation

    The Ventura County Medical Center will have a new instrument to examine newborns at risk for blindness. The Ventura Downtown Lions Club (VDLC) donated the final $50,000 needed to purchase the RetCam Shuttle, a retinal imaging camera used to screen babies for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). This is the largest single-dollar contribution VDLC has ever

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