Candidate for

BVCHD Board of Directors

The BVCHD Board of Directors will meet Wednesday January 14th (Open Session at 3:00 P.M. in the Hospital conference Room) to review the three candidates who have applied for the open seat on the board, that was vacated in October 2014. It is the intention of the BVCHD Board to select the fifth board member.

Dr. Peter Boss has applied to the BVCHD Board of Directors to become a director, to fill the vacant seat.

The Boss family resides in Fawnskin and is actively involved in community projects. Peter’s mother is the namesake of the newest addition to the BVCHD campus on Garstin Street in Big Bear Lake, the Brenda Boss Family Resource Center.

Boss recently retired after thirty-nine years as an Emergency Physician.  From 1998-2013, Boss worked in the Bear Valley Community Hospital Emergency Room.  As an emergency department director, Dr. Boss was at Hemet Valley Medical Center for 32 years. Also, Boss managed a partner group of twenty-six physicians, staffing two hospitals.  

Dr.Boss states, “As an emergency physician, emergency department director and managing partner of a medical group, I have many years of experience interacting with hospital administration, hospital boards and medical staff.  In addition, I have worked closely with the emergency department staff and staff of the other departments in the hospital.” 

Peter Boss’ higher education was with University of Redlands Biology BS–Magna Cum Laude and Loma Linda University – Medicine.  As an experienced physician, he has first-hand knowledge of hospital operations and in particular emergency departments.

In order of importance, the major issues that that Dr. Boss believes are confronting the health care industry and, specifically, BVCHD hospital board and staff are:

1.  Keeping the District solvent  2.  Impact of the affordable health care act 

3. Preparing for the soon to be rapid increase in the number of elderly patients as the Baby Boomers retire to Bear Valley   

4. Expanding services and contracts with the various health care providers in order to keep patients in the Valley 

5. A new emergency room