Tag: Bear Valley Community Healthcare District

Today is Statewide Primary Election Day

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 3, 2014 – When voters go to the polls today, they’ll find two local measures: Measure E would authorize the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water to sell the Rimforest system to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Measure F would extend the expiring parcel tax for 10 years, to support hospital services in the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District. County offices to be voted on include Assessor/Recorder, Auditor/Controller and the Sheriff/Coroner. Two seats representing our district are up for grabs: in the U.S. House of Representatives and the State Assembly. The Statewide Primary Election is today, June 3, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can find your polling place on the back of your Voting Information Guide, by visiting the registrar of voters online, or by calling (800)...

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Local Stakes in Statewide Primary Election

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 30, 2014 – When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they’ll find two local measures: Measure E would authorize the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water to sell the Rimforest system to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Measure F would extend the expiring parcel tax for 10 years, to support hospital services in the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District. County offices to be voted on include Assessor/Recorder, Auditor/Controller and the Sheriff/Coroner. Two seats representing our district are up for grabs: in the U.S. House of Representatives and the State Assembly. The Statewide Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can find your polling place on the back of your Voting Information Guide, by visiting the registrar of voters online, or by calling (800) 881-VOTE. Voters also have the option of casting early ballots on at the County Elections Office (777 East Rialto Avenue) on Friday, May 30, Saturday, May 31 or Monday, June 2 between 8 a.m. and 5...

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Sara Russ Maps Out Priorities For Healthcare District

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 5, 2014 – After serving a little more than a year on the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (BVCHD) Board of Directors, Sara Russ is taking the reins. Her fellow board members elected officers last week, and named her President, an election she calls “a rare opportunity that comes with great responsibility.” Russ joined the BVCHD board in November of 2012, serving on the finance committee. She says her main objectives in 2014 include an affiliation agreement, passing the parcel tax, reducing expenses, increasing patient volume, renegotiating employee union contracts, increasing services through telemedicine, and improving the overall quality of the Skilled Nursing Unit. She is also calling for a profitability analysis of each department. A Big Bear resident for three decades, Russ previously spent five years as CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, and two years in the Event Resource Office. Other officer assignments include Barbara Willey as 1st Vice President, Christopher Fagan as 2nd Vice President, Barbara Espinoza as Secretary and Donna Nicely as...

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Town Hall Meetings Will Explain Affordable Care Act

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 22, 2013 – The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is holding a series of town hall meetings to educate the public about the new health care coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act. The meetings are also a chance to learn about service updates at Bear Valley Community Hospital. Refreshments will be provided along with a free raf?e to win a $25.00 Stater Brothers grocery store gift certi?cate. The schedule of town hall meetings is as follows: 1. Thursday, October 24th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Community Church by the Lake (40946 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake) 2. Tuesday, October 29th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church (1001 Holden Ave. in Big Bear City) 3. Thursday, November 21st, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Big Bear Christian Center (800 Greenspot Blvd.  in Big Bear City) More information can be found on the BVCHD website or by calling (909)...

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Healthcare District Seeks New CFO

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 23, 2013 – The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (BVCHD) has begun recruitment for a new Chief Financial Officer, following the resignation of Rudy Shutta. In addition to working as the CFO, Shutta has acted as the interim CEO twice and for the past several months had been working on the budget to keep the Brenda Boss Family Resource Center on track.  Now. after seven years with the District, Shutta is moving to a lower elevation for medical reasons. CEO Raymond Hino stated, “This District owes Rudy a huge debt of gratitude that it can never repay for the years of service that he has given.” While the District searches for a permanent replacement, Joe Demont will serve as the Interim CFO. Hino said that Demont’s work as CFO of the Tehachapi Hospital helped make it into a very pro?table critical access hospital. A BVCHD spokesperson says they anticipate several quali?ed candidates to apply for the permanent CFO position....

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