Category: Health

Bear Valley healthcare community considers CEO candidates

Big Bear, CA, March 6th, 2016 – The search for a new Chief Executive officer has led Quorum Health Resources to two vetted candidates, who have been interviewed by members of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District board to fill the CEO post. Board President Donna Nicely presided over the interviews.  The new CEO will be an employee of QHR rather than the district, according to materials provided by the healthcare organization. The packet of information provided to each candidate includes materials related to the district’s recent alliance with Loma Linda University Health. Under the affiliation agreement, the university provides resources to district- run...

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Caltrans Launches New Stormwater Pollution Prevention Campaign

Big Bear, CA, March 5th, 2016 – Caltrans unveiled its new stormwater public education and outreach campaign “Protect Every Drop” to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution, and encourage motorists to reduce the pollutants that affect water quality in California’s streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters, keeping them drinkable, swimmable and fishable. Clean water is essential for our quality of life in California, and it’s important to ‘Protect Every Drop’, Every motorist needs to do their part to keep California’s waterways clean.  The campaign will address several actions the public can take, including: ·         Performing routine...

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The Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Ball in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, February 14th, 2016 – The Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation will host the third annual Sweetheart Ball to support the Bear Valley Community Hospital’s much- needed renovation of patient rooms. The Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation whose mission is to raise funds for worthy causes, and all donations are tax deductible.  Sponsorship’s and donations for the live and silent auctions are gratefully accepted. The Sweetheart Ball will be at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake’s ballroom.  The evening begins with cocktails at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.  There will be live music provided by Mark Dolan...

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Loma Linda University Health and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Enter Into An Affiliation Agreement

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First Death From West Nile Virus Confirmed

San Bernardino County, CA, August 18, 2015 – San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has confirmed the first death from West Nile Virus in 2015. A total of five WNV cases have been confirmed within the County this year. San Bernardino County reported eight confirmed cases at this time in 2014 with no deaths. Throughout the state, there are 36 confirmed WNV cases so far this year. This amount exceeds the California five-year annual average of 23 cases. “We continue to see an increase of West Nile Virus activity throughout the county and therefore, we strongly encourage that the public takes appropriate precautionary measures to protect themselves against mosquito bites,” said Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare, Health Officer. “People over 50 years old should be especially cautious, as they are more likely to develop serious illness if they contract the virus.” WNV is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Signs and symptoms of the virus may include fever, body aches, rash, nausea, vomiting and headache. Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms. However, some people may develop severe symptoms which can lead to brain inflammation or paralysis. The most effective way to avoid WNV infection is to prevent mosquito bites. Residents can protect themselves from mosquito bites by taking the following precautions: • DAWN and DUSK – Avoid spending time outside when mosquitoes are...

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