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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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BVCHD has new Chief Financial Officer

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2013 – Marcus Armstrong is the newly appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bear Valley Community Hospital in Big Bear Lake. Armstrong received his MBA in Health Care Management at the University of Phoenix in 2009 and his BS in Business Administration w/Accounting emphasis at College of the Ozarks in 1987. He started his 26-year healthcare career as an auditor at BKD, a public accounting firm based in Springfield, Missouri, and has since worked in financial management for several hospitals. In addition, he has worked as a reimbursement consultant preparing 3rd party governmental cost reports for healthcare clients. Prior to coming to Bear Valley, he served as the CFO of Carson Valley Medical Center, a 23-bed critical access hospital located in Gardnerville, Nevada. Hospital CEO Raymond Hino says, “Marcus comes with sterling references and I’m very confident that he will be a good CFO for years to come.” Outside of work, Armstrong enjoys hiking, golfing, fishing, watching NASCAR, and spending time with his family. He previously helped found a Boy Scout troop in Nevada and served as its Chartered Organization Representative and Committee Chair. He also graduated in the inaugural class of the Douglas County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and is a graduate of the 2012 class of Leadership in Douglas County. He has several licensure achievements that include receiving a Private Pilot License with instruments and multi-engine ratings....

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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....

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Healthcare District Hires Permanent CEO

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2013 – The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Board of Directors has announced Raymond Hino as the permanent CEO for the District. Hino has been acting as full-time Interim CEO since January. Board President Barbara Willey commented, “Ray’s extensive background and experience in healthcare, specifically rural healthcare, has prepared him to tackle the challenges facing our district both now and in the future. His experience is exactly what this district needs and I believe he is the right person to make the changes we require, while providing long-term stability for the district.” Hino brings to his work over 30 years experience in healthcare and an extensive background in Rural District California Hospitals. Since joining the district, he has supported and led various departments in accomplishing a significant number of critical items, such as: • Starting the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation process, which could bring an additional $400,000 annually • Completing (and now implementing) a Financial Plan of Corrections, which is resulting in $1,500,000 in cost reductions • Bringing all doctor contracts up-to-date and in compliance • Leading the first Financial Summit for the district to add transparency and gain community input on how the district functions • Bringing back a General Surgeon to provide a much needed service and increase revenue • Supporting the implementation of a new hospital computer system and electronic medical system to improve...

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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...

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