Ground Breaking for New “Brenda Boss Family Resource Center”

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 9, 2012, 3:00pm – Under sunny, blue skies the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District broke ground on Wednesday morning for a new facility on hospital property on Garstin Drive.  The new facility will be known as The Brenda Boss Family Resource Center to honor Brenda Boss for her years of dedication and determination towards improving healthcare in Big Bear.  Board of Director for the Bear Valley Community Hospital, Brad Summers, addressed the crowd with introductions and thanks for those who have helped to set this project up for success.  The Brenda Boss Family Resource Center project is the first expansion of the hospital campus since 1974.  Dignitaries on hand included Dr. Peter Boss who is a physician in the hospital’s emergency room and son of Brenda Boss.  Dr. Boss reiterated his mother’s passion for a hospital in Big Bear with “as long as I can remember, my mother wanted a hospital in Big Bear and I wanted to become a doctor”.  In 1949, Dr. Boss was born in Big Bear in the doctor’s office that now houses Murray’s Saloon.  As early as 1955, Mrs. Boss’ dream of building a hospital began when she formed the Bear Valley Community Health Fund.  And, Dr. Boss commented that the hospital would not exist without the support of this community.   The Brenda Boss Family Resource Center will house the...

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