Category: Education

BVCHD’s Emergency Department Receives Award for Extra Training

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 16, 2016 – Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has been awarded the Quest for Zero: Excellence in ED award from BETA Healthcare Group. BETA Healthcare Group is focused on improving reliability and reducing risk exposure in emergency departments. BETA provides member hospitals and medical groups the opportunity for significant reductions in ED premiums each year through their Patient Safety Initiative. As emergency departments demonstrate compliance with all elements of the first tier which focuses on education, they may advance to the second tier providing additional opportunities to enhance patient safety while further reducing ED premiums in...

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Distracted Driving is No Accident

Big Bear, CA, November 11, 2016 – Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed statewide in vehicle collisions caused by distracted drivers. The unfortunate truth is distracted driving collisions are 100 percent preventable, because distracted driving is a choice. Though there are numerous distractions a driver must manage, cell phone use is the most prevalent. With multiple modes of communication and instant entertainment at their fingertips, drivers are constantly engaging in cell phone use while driving. To combat this issue the California Highway Patrol is launching a statewide Adult Distracted Drivers traffic safety program. This program is...

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Southern California Mountains Foundation Seeking Young Adult Applicants for Americorps

Big Bear, CA, October 28, 2016 – The Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program is now recruiting individuals ages 18-25 years old with an “I can do it attitude” that want to serve for 6 months on a service crew that will help restore and protect the San Bernardino National Forest. AmeriCorps service crew members will provide wildfire disaster mitigation services that will target some of the most hazardous areas in the San Bernardino National Forest that are at the highest risk of wildfires due to the current drought conditions in California. The Southern California Mountains Foundation...

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Stay Safe and Use a Designated Driver this Halloween

Big Bear, CA, October 24, 2016 – For all those planning to party this Halloween, be sure to stay safe and use a designated driver! Our wonderful mountain community has a great program, the Big Bear Designated Driver Program, which offers incentives for designated drivers across the mountain. The Big Bear Designated Driver Program was put in place by the Breakthrough Task Force in order to keep the roads safe for both residents and visitors. The program does not provide designated drivers but encourages people to be the designated driver for their group of friends or family. Many wonderful businesses...

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Always Be Bear Aware

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, October 20, 2016 – Investigators from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have concluded the investigation of a bear attack on a Southern California man last Monday. CDFW is unable to confirm the current location of the bear. No further efforts will be made to trap and/or euthanize the bear. On Oct. 10, a 54-year-old hiker on national forest lands near Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County saw a bear on the trail in front of him. A few moments later, a second bear attacked him from the side, causing severe but not...

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