Tag: Bear Valley Community Hospital

Healthcare District Has Healthy Chance of Winning; Keep Voting!

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 30, 2013 – As of yesterday, Bear Valley Community Hospital’s entry into the Medline Pink Gloves Dance Video competition was in 7th place. That brings them close to winning a substantial sum for the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley Mammogram Program: the winnings are $5,000 for third place, $10,000 for second place and $25,000 for first place. Raising the stakes even higher, an anonymous donor has pledged to match any cash prize. This is the third annual competition sponsored by Medline to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention. This year, 80,000 people were featured in 110 video entries, which represent the majority of U.S. states plus Panama. Our hospital’s entry features KBHR announcer Steve Cassling and local healthcare workers. The more votes the video gets, the higher its ranking, and one vote can be made each day from each email address through November 8 at midnight. Watch the video in the sidebar of this webpage, and cast your vote by following the link above it. The winners will be announced November...

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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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“Sparkle Day” Sparks Cancer Awareness

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 15, 2013 – The City of Big Bear Lake has proclaimed Saturday, October 19th as “Sparkle Day” to promote cancer awareness. The public is invited on that day to a gathering of community leaders and cancer survivors for a brief program consisting of a minister, speakers and live music, starting at 11:30 A.M. at Copper Q. Representatives from the hospital will provide cancer screening information and materials. It will also be a time of remembrance for those who lost their battles with cancer. Following the program, everyone is invited to join the Sparkle Brigade walk through the Big Bear Lake Village. Although construction continues in the Village, convenient parking is available at the Knickerbocker Road lot opposite Copper Q. Campaign coordinator Jan Pflaum developed the Sparkle Day campaign with Copper Q’s Linda Ricchiuti, Bear Valley Community Hospital CEO Ray Hino and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare Foundation. Sponsoring businesses and supportive individuals are referred to as Sparkle Boosters. Sparkle T-shirts and caps are available at the Copper Q. Those who purchase a ‘Don’t let cancer dull your sparkle’ T-shirt for $20 or more become a Pink Sponsor.  A portion of donations and merchandise revenues will be distributed to the Mammogram Program at the Bear Valley Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Anyone wishing to volunteer to assist or for further information about the cancer awareness event may contact Jan Pflaum at Lakehous1@msn.com....

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BVCHD has new Chief Financial Officer

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2013 – Marcus Armstrong is the newly appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bear Valley Community Hospital in Big Bear Lake. Armstrong received his MBA in Health Care Management at the University of Phoenix in 2009 and his BS in Business Administration w/Accounting emphasis at College of the Ozarks in 1987. He started his 26-year healthcare career as an auditor at BKD, a public accounting firm based in Springfield, Missouri, and has since worked in financial management for several hospitals. In addition, he has worked as a reimbursement consultant preparing 3rd party governmental cost reports for healthcare clients. Prior to coming to Bear Valley, he served as the CFO of Carson Valley Medical Center, a 23-bed critical access hospital located in Gardnerville, Nevada. Hospital CEO Raymond Hino says, “Marcus comes with sterling references and I’m very confident that he will be a good CFO for years to come.” Outside of work, Armstrong enjoys hiking, golfing, fishing, watching NASCAR, and spending time with his family. He previously helped found a Boy Scout troop in Nevada and served as its Chartered Organization Representative and Committee Chair. He also graduated in the inaugural class of the Douglas County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and is a graduate of the 2012 class of Leadership in Douglas County. He has several licensure achievements that include receiving a Private Pilot License with instruments and multi-engine ratings....

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Hospital Participates in YouTube Phenomenon

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 2, 2013 – In 2009, 200 hospital workers in Oregon put on pink gloves and danced in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. The video garnered nearly 14 million views on YouTube® and inspired hundreds of videos across the country. This year, Bear Valley Community Hospital will compete in the Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition to win up to $25,000 for the breast cancer charity of their choice. To enter the contest, the Hospital first needs to raise at least $2,000 to donate to the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley’s Mammogram Program, which provides free mammograms to uninsured women in Big Bear. To help them raise the necessary funds, stop by their Bake Sale & Car Wash this Saturday, August 24th at 10:00 am, in the hospital’s front parking lot. Cash and check donations can also be made at the hospital on event day, or before the event day with the Hospital Auxiliary. To make an online donation and get a sneak peak of the video production, go to BVCHD.com. All videos will be posted beginning October 25 on pinkglovedance.com, where the public can go online to vote for the video. The winners will be announced November 15. As the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, Medline created the Pink Glove Dance and has donated more than $1.2 million to fund mammograms for individuals...

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