Hospital Chief Executive Officer Recruitment
__ E T Russell __ As a matter of procedure after the
resignation of CEO Raymond Hino Wednesday September 3, 2014, the Bear Valley
Community Healthcare District Board of Directors
called a Special Business meeting. Closed
Session began at 5:15 P.M. Friday September 5th with all five
directors, Barbara Espinoza, Dr. Chris Fagan, Donna Nicely, Sara Russ, Barbara
Willey and CEO Ray Hino, present.
The two items of business presented were the recruitment of a
CEO replacement and the department evaluation.
The result of the meeting is to post notices of the availability of the open
position for an interim Chief Executive Officer. The BVCHD Board will immediately
send application requests to the American College of Healthcare Executives. ACHE is an
international professional association of healthcare executives.
The 7:15 P.M. Open Session business at hand was, transferring
all patient services from the Rural Health Clinic to the Brenda Boss Family
Health Center. Among various issues at the Rural Health Clinic are the economic
challenges and the opening of the Brenda Boss Family Health Center to consider the
survival of the clinic that has become questionable.
Each of the Directors strongly expressed reasons that the
clinic cannot continue to operate. With the financial loss continuing to
increase and the patient visits decreasing a solution has to be made
immediately. It’s estimated that the clinic is losing $100 per patient, per
month. The loss of more than $20,000 in 2013 has determined a major decision
has to be made as soon as possible. The Board members voted to close the clinic
immediately and list the building for sale. Patient services will be directed
to the Brenda Boss Family Health Center and the disposal of the Big Bear City
location will be an item on the agenda at the next general board meeting.