Tag: Bear Valley Community Hospital

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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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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