Healthcare District Has Healthy Chance of Winning; Keep Voting!

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Big Bear Lake, CA, October 30, 2013 - As of yesterday, Bear Valley Community Hospital's entry into the Medline Pink Gloves Dance Video competition was in 7th place. That brings them close to winning a substantial sum for the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley Mammogram Program: the winnings are $5,000 for third place, $10,000 for second … [Read more...]

Putting the Squeeze on Scooby Doo

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San Bernardino County, CA, October 29, 2013 - Sheriff's deputies have served dozens of smoke shops and liquor stores throughout the county with a letter outlining the ban on selling synthetic drugs. Business owners are being given a chance to dispose of “spice” or “bath salts" legally and avoid criminal prosecution. During a recent … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus Claims One Human Life

The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health confirmed this year’s first human death from West Nile Virus (WNV) this month. After extending condolences to the victim’s family, San Bernardino County Health Officer Maxwell Ohikhuare, M.D. turned his attention to prevention, saying, “We continue to see an increase of WNV activity … [Read more...]

Town Hall Meetings Will Explain Affordable Care Act

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 22, 2013 - The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is holding a series of town hall meetings to educate the public about the new health care coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act. The meetings are also a chance to learn about service updates at Bear Valley Community Hospital. Refreshments … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Station Collects Prescription Drugs October 26

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 21, 2013 - This Saturday, October 26th is Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and the Big Bear Sheriff's Station will be collecting your medications for disposal from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites across the country. The San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Hospital Has New HR Manager

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Big Bear Lake, CA, October 16, 2013 - The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has hired a new Human Resources (HR) Manager, Kathy Norris. Kathy is a certified professional in human resources (PHR) from the Society for Human Resource Managers. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Resources Management at Western Governors … [Read more...]

“Sparkle Day” Sparks Cancer Awareness

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 15, 2013 - The City of Big Bear Lake has proclaimed Saturday, October 19th as "Sparkle Day" to promote cancer awareness. The public is invited on that day to a gathering of community leaders and cancer survivors for a brief program consisting of a minister, speakers and live music, starting at 11:30 A.M. at Copper Q. … [Read more...]

Hospital Asks For Votes in $25,000 competition

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Big Bear Lake, CA, October 9, 2013 - Bear Valley Community Hospital is participating in a YouTube phenomenon, and now they need your help. They've created a Medline Pink Gloves Dance Video as part of a nationwide competition promoting breast cancer awareness and prevention. Our Healthcare District has a chance to win up to $25,000 for … [Read more...]

BVCHD has new Chief Financial Officer

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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 … [Read more...]

“Suicide Prevention Week” Puts Spotlight on Local Interventions

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 6, 2013 - The 39th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week starts on Monday, and Lutheran Social Services is taking the opportunity to inform the public about the great strides being taken in prevention. Thanks to Prop. 63 -- the Mental Health Services Act passed by voters in 2004 -- California has invested in … [Read more...]