Bear Valley Community
Hospital Board of Directors Barbara Willey, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, Donna
Nicely, and Rob Robbins at the Capital in Sacramento, California
___E T Russell ___ Bear Valley Community Hospital Board of
Directors Donna Nicely, Barbara Willey and Rob Robbins went to Sacramento to
attend a conference presented by the Association of California Hospital
The purpose of
the ACHD Conference is to train and better acquaint hospital Trustees/Board
members with their roles, both legally and culturally. Various speakers
gave in-depth speeches on the Brown Act, governance, reading financial
statements and described behaviors that make for a good working board. All
three Directors felt the conference to be beneficial to their serving on the
Bear Valley Hospital Board and that it was great networking, benchmarking and educational.
reports, “As representatives of the BVCHD we, individually made strong efforts
to meet members from other hospital boards. We learned and confirmed many
things impacting rural hospitals in today's marketplace.”
After, 33rd District Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, also completed
his meeting with other representatives of the ACHD; he and wife, Heather met with
Nicely, Willey and Robbins. Obernolte personally guided them on a tour of the
California Capital including introductions of his staff. Heather pointed out
the gargoyles hidden around in the Capital building from the original
contractors as a form of personal signage.
The Assemblyman has been assigned to several governmental committees and
has made great strides in becoming acquainted with his new position.
The Directors felt the whole experience of the ACHD Conference and
the hospitality of the Assemblyman brought a closer communication between the
Big Bear Valley Hospital and the judicial system in Sacramento.