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St. John’s Regional Medical Center to Host 1st Annual Neuroscience Symposium

Free educational event will feature renowned stroke specialists and neurosurgeons, biplane suite tours, and share the latest trends in neuroscience technology

OXNARD, CA – (August 27, 2019) – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a Dignity Health hospital, is pleased to host the 1st Annual Neuroscience Symposium. Community members are invited to meet the region’s top stroke care specialists and neurosurgeons, and learn about advances in stroke care.

This neuroscience event will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the SJRMC Conference Center and Healing Garden, located on the lower level of the hospital campus (1600 N. Rose Ave., Oxnard).

Join us for an afternoon of stroke education and information about prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and reintegration into the community. This FREE event will feature:

  • Informational presentations by St. John’s neuroscience expert physicians:
    • Alois Zauner, MD – Neurosurgeon, Neurointerventionalist
    • Mani Nezhad, MD – Vascular Neurologist
    • Sherri Greif, NP – Stroke Program Manager
    • Akinwunmi Oni-Orison, MD – Neurosurgeon, Neurointerventionalist
    • Matthew Bloom, DO – Physiatrist
    • Brad Hiner, MD – Neurologist
  • Tour our NEW Neuro procedural suite with the most advanced biplane imaging in the county
  • Complimentary blood pressure screenings
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Giveaways and stroke health education

St. John’s Stroke Center is a nationally recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and is accredited by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.

The stroke program was recently honored with the 2019 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards for the third consecutive year, and earned a spot on the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The comprehensive stroke program features: immediate access to stroke care neurologists within minutes of arrival in our emergency department, a dedicated team composed of neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neurocritical care specialists, neuroradiologists, anesthesiologists, and stroke nurse practitioners, an acute stroke team, quick turnaround times for CT scans and lab results to improve timeliness of treatment, advanced imaging capabilities, and an Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program.

Reservations for the symposium are required as seating is limited, please call (877) 753-6248.


About Dignity Health - St. John’s Regional Medical Center:

St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard is a recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (2012-2015) and is rated among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for five consecutive years. St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s cardiac program offers effective treatment for heart disease as a STEMI Receiving Center, world-class clinical research trials, a certified primary stroke center, and recently became the first hospital in California to offer the world’s smallest leadless pacemaker for patients with bradycardia – slow heart rate. In addition, St. John’s was the first and only hospital in Ventura County to perform cryoablation, an innovative procedure to treat atrial fibrillation – a common heart rhythm disorder. St. John’s Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers a lung cancer program recognized as the only Center of Excellence in Ventura County. The 16-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. John’s provides family centered care for newborns requiring highly specialized attention. Learn more about other classes, events and support groups at


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Tuesday, August 27, 2019