Ventura County’s Busiest Surgical Center Gets Ten New Operating Suites


At Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, we have been long-recognized for our talented team of surgeons, our capability for advanced surgical procedures, our exceptional pre and post-op care, and for training the next generation of physicians through our surgical residency program.  As the busiest surgical center in Ventura County, we look forward to increasing our surgical capacity and implementing the most advanced surgical technology as we debut the new Community Memorial Hospital Ocean Tower.

With ten state-of-the-art operating suites – an increase from seven operating rooms in the current hospital – our new Ocean Tower boasts some of the most advanced surgical technology available at any community hospital anywhere.  When designing and building the hospital that will serve this community for generations to come, we sent teams of our most experienced surgeons to some of the nation’s most innovative hospitals to tour their surgical facilities.  The design of, and technology in, our new operating suites are a combination of the years of combined expertise of our dedicated surgeons and the research they did while touring other medical centers.

All of our ten new operating suites feature Image Stream technology – an integrated operating room communication and display system that gives our surgeons and clinical teams immediate access to visual information such as diagnostic images, and allows them to collaborate with other surgeons during procedures.  The Image Stream system also gives us the capability to stream procedures for observation by our surgical medical residents.

In the current Community Memorial Hospital, our operating rooms are located on the first and third floors, and while this layout has served us well for the last 60 years, we are looking forward to consolidating all in-patient surgical services onto one floor in our new hospital.  This new layout will improve the patient experience and further enhance our capacity to meet the growing surgical needs of our community.

There’s no reason to leave Ventura County for your next procedure – our new Community Memorial Hospital will offer the best physicians, the best technology, and the best care right here in your community.  To learn more about our new Community Memorial Hospital, visit