Loma Linda University Health, Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Enter Into Agreement

Big Bear, CA, February 10th, 2016 – Loma Linda University Health and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District have entered into an affiliation agreement in order to enhance access to high quality care in the Bear Valley community. This agreement became effective November 30.

Under this affiliation agreement, Loma Linda University Health will provide resources to district-run Bear Valley Community Hospital, to enhance medical and hospital services to the Bear Valley community.  Additionally, on-site specialty care in selected service areas will be developed, where feasible, at Bear Valley Community Hospital and the Bear Valley Community Hospital Rural Health Clinic.

The affiliation also provides for a streamlined system for patient referrals for those in need of specialty care not available at Bear Valley Community Hospital, such as oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, and neurosurgical services.

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