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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Women and Children Have a New Local Resource

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 27, 2013 – Big Bear Women, Infants, and Children–OR “WIC”– CLinic is now open at the Brenda Boss Family Resource Center at the Bear Valley Community Hospital on Garstin Drive. The WIC clinic will be open Monday and Tuesday, 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM. The WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for: women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby, children under 5 years old (including foster children), and families with low to medium income (working families may qualify.) To make an appointment or get more information about services and eligibility requirements, contact the Community Action Partnership at (866)...

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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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Hospital Asks For Votes in $25,000 competition

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 9, 2013 – Bear Valley Community Hospital is participating in a YouTube phenomenon, and now they need your help. They’ve created a Medline Pink Gloves Dance Video as part of a nationwide competition promoting breast cancer awareness and prevention. Our Healthcare District has a chance to win up to $25,000 for the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley Mammogram Program. The public is invited to view the video this Friday, October 11th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Summit Christian Church (41965 Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake). Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Clubs or organizations who can’t attend this week’s screening can arrange a special Sneak Peek of the BVCHD Pink Gloves Dance Video by calling (909) 725-7329.  All videos will be posted beginning October 25 on pinkglovedance.com, where the public can go online to vote for the video. Links to vote will also be available at bvchd.com and the “Bear Valley Community Hospital” Facebook page. The winners will be announced November...

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