Surgeon returns to Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake, CA, May 23, 2013 - General Surgeon Dr. Arturo T. Santos MD FACS, has returned to the mountain, seeing patients in Big Bear Lake at Dr. Mike Norman’s office by appointment.  He will be performing surgeries at Bear Valley Community Hospital on an elective basis. Dr. Santos received his medical education at the University of Santo … [Read more...]

Health Center extends hours

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 1, 2013 -  The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District's Family Health Center (FHC) is about to become more accessible. Starting May 6, 2013, they are extending the midweek evening hours to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The extended hours have become necessary to meet the ever increasing … [Read more...]

Healthcare board meets Tuesday night

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 23, 2013 - The Board of Directors for the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District holds their business meeting this evening at 41870 Garstin Drive, Big Bear Lake: Closed Session @ 5:00 pm – Hospital Conference Room Open Session @ 6:30 pm –Hospital Cafeteria For more information, call Administrative Assistant … [Read more...]

Healthcare District invites public to financial summit

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 8, 2013 -- The Bear Valley Community Health Care District (BVCHD) invites the community to a Financial Summit on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the Big Bear Masonic Lodge (385 Summit Blvd. in Big Bear Lake). Desserts and refreshments will be provided. The Summit will include a presentation by Interim CEO Raymond … [Read more...]

Renee Marquez Named Rural Health Champion


Big Bear Lake, CA, December 23, 2012 - The California State Rural Health Association (CSRHA) has recognized Renee Marquez as a Rural Health Champion for 2012. Marquez is Director of Outpatient Clinical Services at the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District rural health clinics. CSRHA Executive Director Steve Barrow said, “This award was … [Read more...]

School District, Healthcare District and City Council Candidate Forums Tonight On K-BEAR

Big Bear Valley, CA, November 5, 2012, 8am - The Lighthouse Project and the Chamber of Commerce hosted a series of candidate forums for this November’s local elections. If you were unable to attend the forum featuring the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, and the Big Bear Lake City Council, you … [Read more...]

Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley Offers Free Mammography Screenings to Qualified Women

Big Bear, CA, September 17, 2012 - Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley, in partnership with the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, provides free mammography screenings for Big Bear Valley women who are uninsured, over age 40 and who have not had a mammogram in over 12 months.  A limited number of appointments are available at … [Read more...]

“Zumbathon” Charity Event to Support Free Mammography Screenings for Local Women

Big Bear, CA, September 13, 2012 - Join Sorpotimist International of Big Bear Valley this Saturday, September 15th, for a Zumbathon Charity Event and make a move to make a difference.  100% of all proceeds will be support Soroptimist’s annual mammogram program that provides free mammography screenings for Big Bear Valley women who qualify.  … [Read more...]

Paid Leave Continues For Hospital CEO


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 9, 2012, noon - Mark Hecksel, CEO of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, is still on paid administrative leave, which started on July 6, 2012. Prior to that, Hecksel was placed on family medical leave beginning May 7, 2012. He was appointed to the CEO position on February 28, 2011. According to the Board of … [Read more...]

BVCHD Offers Free Immunization Clinic


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 16, 2012, noon - Bear Valley Community Healthcare District will be working in conjunction with the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) to update and administer any recommended vaccines to qualified candidates free of charge. In order to qualify for the vaccine program your child must be under the age of 19 and be Medi-Cal … [Read more...]