Loma Linda visits Big Bear hospital

A delegation from Loma Linda University Medical Center visited Bear Valley Community Hospital May 7 for a tour and discussion of next steps in the affiliation process. Loma Linda is the off-mountain hospital that Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is looking to partner with through affiliation.

“This is my first time up to visit the hospital itself, and you know it’s great to see the facility,” said Andrew Hibbert, manager of business administration for Loma Linda UMC. “We here at Loma Linda are very excited about this partnership. We’re very happy to be here.”

The discussion, which involved administrative and medical staff from both hospitals, covered topics ranging from what kind of specialists are most needed in Big Bear to how the partnership could be mutually beneficial.

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