Tag: Loma Linda University Medical Center

Early Morning Traffic Collision Takes Two Lives

UPDATE – June 1, 2016 – The driver and front passenger involved in the fatal traffic collision that occurred on May 29, 2016 at approximately 3:35 a.m. near the intersection of Big Bear Blvd. and Lark Road in Big Bear Lake have been identified. The driver, Hermelinda Celis-Juarez, a 44-year- old resident of Big Bear Lake, remains in critical condition on life support. The front passenger, Andrea Garibaldi, an 18-year- old resident of Big Bear Lake remains in the hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery from her physical injuries. The cause of the collision remains under investigation with the San Bernardino...

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Loma Linda University Health and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Enter Into An Affiliation Agreement

Big Bear, CA, February 10th, 2016 – Loma Linda University Health and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District have entered into an affiliation agreement in order to enhance access to high quality care in the Bear Valley community. This agreement became effective November 30. Under this affiliation agreement, Loma Linda University Health will provide resources to district-run Bear Valley Community Hospital, to enhance medical and hospital services to the Bear Valley community.  Additionally, on-site specialty care in selected service areas will be developed, where feasible, at Bear Valley Community Hospital and the Bear Valley Community Hospital Rural Health Clinic. The affiliation also provides for a streamlined...

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Hikers and Their Dog Rescued After Spending the Night On San Gorgonio

San Bernardino County, CA, December 16, 2015 – The holidays will be much happier for the families of two hikers and their dog who were rescued Sunday after spending the night in below zero temperatures in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department says 21 year old Tiffany Finne of Costa Mesa and 29 year old Kenny Pasten, attempted to hike along the Vivian Creek Trail, from Forrest Falls to the summit of Mount San Gorgonio. They were unable to make it to the summit and although they did not have the proper clothing or shelter, they decided to stay the night on the mountain. In the early evening a weather system moved in, temperatures dropped below zero, and the area received several inches of snow.  On Monday, December 14th, at approximately 8:06 a.m., Kenny Pasten called 911 on his cellphone requesting help, but the call was dropped and the latitude/longitude captured by 911 was incorrect. There was also intermittent cloud cover near the summit, which initially prevented San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation personnel from searching for the victims. At approximately 10:10 a.m.,  with limited information, a search  began by air and approximately 45 minutes later, Pasten was found on a ridgeline about a half mile west of the San Gorgonio Summit. He was suffering from moderate hypothermia and non-life threatening injuries. Approximately 15 minutes later, the...

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Loma Linda University Medical Center To Help Expectant Mothers Quit Tobacco

Loma Linda, CA, August 1, 2012, 3:00pm – Loma Linda University Medical Center Regional Perinatal Program has been awarded a $600,000 grant by First 5 San Bernardino to help pregnant women avoid or quit tobacco use. The Comprehensive Tobacco Treatment Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital will screen pregnant women for tobacco use and help those who are smoking enter treatment to stop. The program is open to all residents of San Bernardino County and will be available in Fontana, Loma Linda, Rialto, San Bernardino, Victorville, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms. The grant from First 5 San Bernardino supports First 5’s priority of early screenings and intervention, with a specific focus on helping mothers to stop smoking. Women who participate in the program will receive services, including screening, assessment, education, care coordination, and follow-up. For more information about the program call 558-3264. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31620.mp3|titles=Tobacco Treatment Program – Mike Evans...

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