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....

Read More

Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Board of Directors Conduct Special Business Meeting Tonight

Big Bear, CA, May 28, 2013 – The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District will conduct a Special Board of Directors Business meeting tonight.  Agenda items include discussion of special tax levies within the hospital district, the hiring of Parcel Tax Consultants and review of the BVCHD medical staff bylaws.  Additionally, the board will set a date for a review of the 2012/2013 Strategic Plan for future discussion.  Also of interest, a report will be presented by the Interim Human Resource Manager, Harold Grayson, in light of recent hospital staff reductions.  Closed session begins at 4:30pm with the open session beginning at 6:30pm.  There will be a public forum for both the closed and open session giving the opportunity for members of the public to address the Board with a time limit of three minutes per speaker.  The meeting will be held in the hospital’s conference room located at 41870 Garstin...

Read More

Hospital hires new Interim Human Resources Manager

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 13, 2013 – The Bear Valley Community Health Care District (BVCHD) has retained the services of a new Interim Human Resources (HR) manager. Harold Grayson has decades of experience as a Human Resources Manager, including hospital experience, having worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center and White Memorial Medical Center in HR Management positions.  He has an MBA from La Sierra University, Riverside and a BS and MA from Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster and is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. The Boston native moved to California with his wife in 1998 for a warmer climate. They currently live in Riverside, but Mr. Grayson will be living in Big Bear four days a week as he helps the hospital move forward with their restructuring proposal. He will be involved with organizing three trainings specifically designed for staff and managers: Stress Management, Organizational Change/Downsizing, and Embracing Workplace Diversity. All trainings will be presented by the Holman Group, who are pioneers in managed behavioral health care. Interim CEO Raymond Hino stated, “I felt that it was particularly important to have an experienced HR Manager on board, as quickly as possible, due to the importance of conducting ourselves in accordance with labor law regulations, our union contracts and in providing our employees with the support that they deserve as we move forward.“ Grayson has said he is willing to work...

Read More

Health Center extends hours

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 1, 2013 –  The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District’s Family Health Center (FHC) is about to become more accessible. Starting May 6, 2013, they are extending the midweek evening hours to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The extended hours have become necessary to meet the ever increasing needs of the community. BVCHD clinics have experienced a 26% growth in patient volume over the past two years — consistently seeing between 1,100 to 1,500 visits per month combined. FHC accepts PPO Insurance, Medicare, MediCal, and private pay clients, with a substantial discount to patients who pay at the time of service. Appointments can be made by calling (909) 878-8246 or visit us online at...

Read More

Healthcare District invites public to financial summit

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 8, 2013 — The Bear Valley Community Health Care District (BVCHD) invites the community to a Financial Summit on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the Big Bear Masonic Lodge (385 Summit Blvd. in Big Bear Lake). Desserts and refreshments will be provided. The Summit will include a presentation by Interim CEO Raymond Hino and CFO Rudolph Shutta. Their overview of District services and finances will include an update on the construction of the Brenda Boss Family Resource Center, as well as a strategy for addressing current financial issues. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions on those topics. “We know the community has a lot of questions and concerns about the District. At the Summit it is our intent to give the public all of the information along with engaging them in a productive conversation so that we may move forward to improve our financial situation using a strategic plan of action,” stated Hino. BVCHD Board President Barbara Willey added, “The District has experienced many financial challenges in recent years, but I believe that the new board and management have now developed a cohesive and comprehensive plan of action that will enable the District to weather the challenges ahead. Our intent for this Summit is to provide transparency in our community and include the public in the discussion as we improve...

Read More

The Local Buzz