Ventura County Medical Center's Healing Garden in Ventura.

Ventura County Medical Center's Healing Garden in Ventura.

The Ventura County Medical Center on Memorial Day weekend hosted its 50th anniversary celebration and alumni reunion for the Family Medicine Residency Program, according to a statement from the organization.

The event kicked off with a welcome reception in the center’s Healing Garden, complete with spa water and light refreshments.

VCMC also led tours of its new North Tower wing, including a look at surgical suites, as well as the academic library for the Family Medicine Residency Program.

Saturday’s educational conferences included alumni as speakers: Dr. John Fankhauser, class of 1993, presented “Global Health: Family Medicine’s Role in the Aftermath of Liberia’s Ebola Crisis,” and Dr. John Prichard, class of 1981, spoke about “Earth, Wind and Fire: Adaptation of a Deep Mycosis.”