Celebrate the 2020 Benefactors’ Ball with the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation

Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is proud to honor Dr. Thomas Brugman, Dr. Mel Cheatham and Jim and Tish Harris at Community Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 48th Benefactors’ Ball on Friday, April 24th at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Camarillo.  The event is open to the public and tickets are available now at www.benefactorsball.org or by calling 805-667-2881.

Dr. Thomas Brugman is being awarded the Cephas Bard Award for Physician of the Year.

Attendees of the 2020 Benefactors’ Ball will enjoy the history of the Commemorative Air Force Museum, fine, local cuisine, live music and dancing. The evening is a great way to support the important work of the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to fund the greatest needs at the new Community Memorial Hospital.  The Ball begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m.

Honored this year, with the Cephas Bard Award, as CMH Physician of the Year is Dr. Thomas Brugman.  Dr. Brugman is a leading Pulmonologist and has been an integral member of the CMH Critical Care Team since starting his practice in 1984. He enjoys living in Ventura and is a strong advocate for community based healthcare in Ventura County.

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is also honoring Dr. Mel Cheatham as Retired Physician of the Year.

The Foundation is also honoring Dr. Mel Cheatham as Retired Physician of the Year. A neurosurgeon, professor and author, Dr. Cheatham has served this community since 1966. He has shared his healing talents throughout the world, conducting lifesaving medical missions in many war-torn and poverty-stricken countries.

Honorees for Community Leaders of the Year are Jim and Tish Harris. Jim and Tish are well-known, long-time philanthropists in Ventura County and strong supporters of Community Memorial Hospital. Their numerous gifts over the years have supported the health system’s mission of providing exemplary care for the residents we serve.

Jim and Tish Harris will be honored by the Foundation as Community Leaders of the Year.

The public is invited to join us for a memorable evening as we celebrate our 2020 honorees!  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more information visit www.benefactorsball.org, call 805-667-2881, or email cmhf@cmhshealth.org.




Thank You to Our 2020 Benefactors’ Ball Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors – $15,000

John Hammer

Hofer Properties


Ruby Sponsors – $7,500

Mustang Marketing

Pacific Inpatient Physicians

Ventura Pulmonary and Critical Care Medical Group

Ventura Anesthesia Medical Group

Puretec Industrial Water


Emerald Sponsors – $5,000

San Buenaventura Urology Group

SeaView IPA

Dr. Mel & Sylvia Cheatham

Mission Home Health

Dr. Henry Oster

Sapphire Sponsors – $2,500

Gary & Cheryl Wilde

Season’s Catering

Ventura Post Acute

Assisted Home Health

Coastal View Healthcare Center

Rasmussen & Associates

Ventura Rental Party & Events


Pear Sponsors – $1,500

Dr. Tom & Debbie Golden

Bill & Elyse Kearney

Barbara Meister

Schneiders & Associates, LLP

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association

Dr. John Van Houten – Pediatrix Medical Group

Dr. Jim and Kay Woodburn


General Donations

Spencer & Nancy Garrett

Carolyn Hertel