Sara Russ Resigns as BVCHD Board President

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2014 - In a letter addressed to the Board of Directors of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District dated October 20, 2014, Sara Russ announced her resignation as President of the Board, effective immediately. According to Russ, her husband recently accepted a teaching position at a local college, which … [Read more...]

County In Preparation for Possible Ebola Cases

San Bernardino, CA, October 23, 2014 -  San Bernardino County’s Department of Public Health Officer, Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare told the County Board of Supervisors that even though there have not been any confirmed cases of Ebola in California, the San Bernardino County is prepared.  As an infectious disease, the Ebola virus symptoms may appear … [Read more...]

Health Care District Hires New COO-CFO

Wade Sturgeon

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, … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Rotary Presents Check to BVCHD

Rotary Check to BVCHD

  Big Bear Lake, CA, October 14, 2014 - At the Bear Valley Community Hospital this morning, the Big Bear lake Rotary Club Foundation and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation conducted a ribbon cutting and check presentation to commemorate the completion of three hospital rooms. The Rotary Club raised $30,000 at last … [Read more...]

Human Cases of West Nile Virus Appear

San Bernardino County, CA - Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed in the County of San Bernardino--the first confirmed this year. At this time last year, the County had a total of three confirmed cases and one death due to the WNV. Historically, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed a total of 57 … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Community Hospital Celebrates 40 Years

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 31, 2014  - The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District celebrates it's 40th Anniversary with an event this Saturday, August 2nd from 2pm to 5pm in the parking lot of the hospital in front of the new Brenda Boss Family Resource Center on Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake.  There will be special guest speakers, including … [Read more...]

San Bernardino County Leads Region With Awards

San Bernardino County, CA, June 16, 2014 - Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) bestowed 31 Achievement Awards on the County of San Bernardino for its innovative programs and services--including top honors for the Countywide Vision and the State of the County event promoting the Vision. The Vision is an ongoing collaboration aimed … [Read more...]

Measures Pass in Tuesday’s Primaries

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 4, 2014 - Tuesday's statewide primary election netted dominant wins for the Bear Valley Hospital Measure F extending the property tax assessments and Measure E, the transfer of the Rim Forest water system from Big Bear to Lake Arrowhead. A November runoff is also now in place for the Assembly seat of the 33rd District … [Read more...]

Local Stakes in Statewide Primary Election

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 30, 2014 - When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they’ll find two local measures: Measure E would authorize the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water to sell the Rimforest system to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Measure F would extend the expiring parcel tax for 10 years, to support hospital … [Read more...]

MS Walk Raises Funds and Keeps Hope Alive

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 2, 2014 - For nearly a decade, community organizations in Big Bear have been working together to create a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) via the annual Walk MS event. Past supporters will be gratified to know that local fundraising efforts are making a tangible impact by supporting direct programs and services for the … [Read more...]