Category: Health

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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Fundraiser for EQUU8 Raises Money to Connect People and Horses

Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2016 – The stated mission of EQUU8 (pronounced equate) is to enrich the lives of horses and humans, with or without disabilities, by providing equal opportunities through meaningful equine-assisted activities and horsemanship. Suzanne Hodges, Executive Director of EQUU8, says, “For some people, the path to healing is found through horses. As a teacher through EQUU8, I hope to help bring respectful horsemanship together with therapeutic riding (certified by PATH International) for a perfect connection between human (with or without special needs) and horse.” On October 15, EQUU8 will be holding their 3rd Annual Benefit Concert and Live Auction,...

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The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Needs Your Votes!

Big Bear, CA, September 12th, 2016 – The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has entered a Pink Gloves Dance Video into the Medline competition to raise awareness for breast cancer, and now they NEED YOUR VOTES!  Voting starts September 12th through September 23rd.    The hospital has the chance to win up to $10,000 for their favorite charity — the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley Mammogram Program.   Winning is based on how many votes received from the public for our video, and you can vote every day with each of your email addresses!  To watch the video...

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BVCHD Announces Permanent CFO

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 23, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is pleased to announce the appointment of Garth Hamblin as the permanent Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Mr. Hamblin has served the District as the interim CFO for the past 11 months, and the Board voted unanimously to keep him with the district as the new permanent CFO. Garth Hamblin was born and raised in southern Idaho where he attended Ricks College in Rexburg, and graduated with an Associate Degree. He continued his education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he graduated with a degree in accounting. Prior to joining the District, Mr. Hamblin has worked for over 30 years in healthcare finance. Most of Mr. Hamblin’s years were spent in Alaska, however from August 2013 to June 2015, he and his wife, Sandy lived in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. When Mr. Hamblin is not working he enjoys fly-fishing, camping, reading, music and singing. He and his wife enjoy traveling, and he expressed that his favorite place that they have traveled to is Polynesia. Mr. Hamblin stated “I am excited to be the permanent CFO! We still have some work to do, and I am excited to be a part of the District’s future.”...

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Reach Out and Read Program Now Part of the Healthcare District

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 29, 2016 – Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is proud to announce that they have been the first agency in San Bernardino County awarded funding from First 5 San Bernardino to implement the Reach Out and Read Program. The program is a collaborative effort between two of the Healthcare District’s departments, The Mom & Dad Project and the Family Health Clinic. Reach Out and Read is a national program that distributes books through pediatricians to connect reading as a vital practice for quality early childhood development. While in the waiting room, volunteer readers or parents themselves are provided books to read to...

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