Tag: Bear Valley Community Hospital

Update: Man Fatally Shot Outside Big Bear Nightclub

UPDATE: April 12, 2016 7:30 p.m. SUSPECT: Frank Popovich, 53 years old, resident of Big Bear VICTIM: James Clark, 42 years old, resident of Big Bear Investigators have been working throughout the day conducting interviews and collecting evidence related to the homicide investigation. They have determined that Clark and Popovich were acquaintances and were involved in a fight outside the AV Nightclub, and during the fight, Popovich shot Clark. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. Frank Popovich was taken into custody without incident and booked at West Valley Detention Center for Murder. Big Bear Lake, CA,...

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Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Appoints New CEO

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 12, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is pleased to announce the appointment of John Friel as the new Chief Executive Officer effective May 9th, 2016. He will succeed David M. Faulkner, who has served as the Healthcare District’s Interim CEO since August of 2015. Board President Donna Nicely noted,“ The Board is thrilled to have unanimously approved John Friel as our new CEO. We believe that he is a great fit for the District, as well as the community.” She also expressed gratitude for the leadership provided by David Faulkner as Interim CEO. “He...

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Bear Valley healthcare community considers CEO candidates

Big Bear, CA, March 6th, 2016 – The search for a new Chief Executive officer has led Quorum Health Resources to two vetted candidates, who have been interviewed by members of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District board to fill the CEO post. Board President Donna Nicely presided over the interviews.  The new CEO will be an employee of QHR rather than the district, according to materials provided by the healthcare organization. The packet of information provided to each candidate includes materials related to the district’s recent alliance with Loma Linda University Health. Under the affiliation agreement, the university provides resources to district- run...

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Emergency Air Transportation Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 27, 2014 – With emergency medical helicopters costing a small fortune, some independent agencies are offering alternatives. Reach Air (AirMedCare Network) and Mercy Air (Omni Advantage) offer subscription services for off-mountain air transportation that start at $10/month. Representatives from the companies will be at Bear Valley Community Hospital February 3 – 4 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (breaking for lunch 11:30-12:30), to answer the public’s questions and help them sign up. Membership with either service also entitles you to coverage when you travel across the United States, at specified locations. You must sign up under the Bear Valley Community Hospital group in order to get these prices, but it is not necessary to sign up in person. Community members can sign up online for Mercy Air or Reach Air, any time after February 3. Reach Air charges three fees for their services: a single participant is $40.00, a couple is $45.00 and 3 or more in a household is $50.00. Reach Air covers everyone in the household–related or not, insured or not. Mercy Air charges a flat fee of $39.00 for families with health insurance. Those who have Medicare part B and Medicare supplement qualify for a supporting membership at a cost of $10.00 with Mercy Air. Applicants with military insurance (active/in-active) also qualify for a supporting...

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Have a Ball With Your Sweetheart

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 17, 2014 – This Valentine’s Day, the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation and the Bear Valley Hospital Foundation will present the Sweetheart Ball at Northwoods Resort. The festivities on February 14th will start with cocktails at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6:00. Guests can dance to the “Sounds of Frank Sinatra” by the Pete Chinelli Trio, and enjoy complimentary wine with dinner. Dress for the evening is Black Tie Optional or “Big Bear Formal.” All proceeds from the Sweetheart Ball will be donated to the Bear Valley Community Hospital for the refurbishment of hospital patient rooms. The local Rotary Club is matching a $1,750 grant from Rotary International, but more is needed for the renovations. It costs around $10,000 to update a single room, and several rooms need updating. Tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10. Every $50 (whether as a ticket purchase or a donation) earns one entry into a drawing for a “Romantic Overnight Package.” Attendance at the event is not necessary to win. Tax-deductible donations may be mailed directly to the Hospital Foundation President Helen Walsh at P.O. Box 120803, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 with a notation on the check for the “hospital renovation project”. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, including hospital room naming designations, contact the Sweetheart Ball Committee Chairs, Don or Carol Bremer, at...

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