CMH and Ojai Valley Community Hospital Announce New Chiefs of Staff

Dr. Lamar BushnellDr. Lamar Bushnell, Chief of Staff at Community Memorial Hospital

Dr. Helen PetroffDr. Helen Petroff, Chief of Staff at Ojai Valley Community Hospital

Community Memorial Health System welcomes Dr. Lamar Bushnell as Chief of Staff at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and Dr. Helen Petroff as Chief of Staff at Ojai Valley Community Hospital. Their terms run for two years.

Both physicians will serve on the Board of Trustees as their hospital’s medical staff representative.

Dr. Bushnell is a cardiovascular surgeon certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the California Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons group. He received his medical degree from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1987, completed his general surgery residency from the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals in 1992, and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship in 1995 from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Petroff has been a family medicine physician at Valley Oak Family Practice in Ojai since 2006. She received her medical degree from University of California Irvine in 2003. Dr. Petroff completed her family medicine residency through the University California Los Angeles in the Northridge Hospital in the San Fernando Valley.