Tag: Family Health Center

Health Care District Hires New COO-CFO

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 16, 2014 – BVCHD Board of Directors announced Monday that effective immediately, the District has hired Wade Sturgeon to assume the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Sturgeon has been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the District since August 20. According to Sara Russ, President of the Board, they have been greatly impressed by the many positive changes to their operations, that have been implemented in such a short time by Mr. Sturgeon. In addition to his duties as CFO, Wade will assume administrative responsibility for the Family Health Center and all areas included in the Brenda Boss Resource Center. He is a graduate of Boise State University and has been working in Rural/Critical Access hospitals since 1997 having previous experience as both a Hospital CEO and CFO. Raymond Hino, District CEO, believes that with that experience and his track record of financial turnarounds, Mr. Sturgeon will do well and be an asset to the District. Because of Wade’s permanent position, the District Board made the decision to change their search for CEO from an interim to a permanent position as well. Russ hopes the Board will be able to make a selection and hire a new CEO in the next 30-60...

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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...

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Renee Marquez Named Rural Health Champion

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 23, 2012 – The California State Rural Health Association (CSRHA) has recognized Renee Marquez as a Rural Health Champion for 2012. Marquez is Director of Outpatient Clinical Services at the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District rural health clinics. CSRHA Executive Director Steve Barrow said, “This award was one of just 5 awarded statewide this year, and was extremely well deserved.  Renee received a standing ovation from the 340+ rural health leaders attending the award luncheon. We are very proud of her and what she brings to rural health and her rural community.” Marquez was also recognized by her peers for her leadership skills and distinguished service that are rooted in a deep desire to provide quality healthcare to Big Bear Valley residents. Joanne Merrill, Certified Telemedicine Coordinator at the Family Health Center stated, “Renee is truly a champion for our patients as well as her staff… I am blessed to have her has a friend as well as my boss.  She is an inspiration with what she has accomplished and what she has overcome!” Mom and Dad Project Director Megan Meadors added, “She reminds me of that old saying, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, She has a unique strength that she is able to face challenges and address them.” The Family Health Center and the Rural Health Clinic have experienced a 26% growth in patient...

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Free Immunization Clinic Available For Qualified Children And Teens

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Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Family Health Center Has New Cardiologist

Big Bear, Lake, CA, May 29, 2012, 5:00pm – There’s a new cardiologist in town. Dr. Syed W. Bokhari will be working at the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (BVCHD) Family Health Center on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. He is offering a variety of services for heart and vascular diseases, performed locally, at the Family Health Center. He is triple Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine. He completed his residency at LAC-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, Cardiology fellowship at UC Irvine in Orange, and Interventional Cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago. He is also the President of the American Heart Association (AHA) of the Inland Empire...

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