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Hospital Achieves Critical Milestone
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When Sara Russ ran for a seat on the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District board of directors, one of the key points in her campaign was the need to convert the hospital to a critical access hospital designation. Russ’ wish is about to come true. On May 23, a team from the state of California completed its survey of Bear Valley Community Hospital as one of the final steps in the application to receive the critical access designation.

When Sara Russ ran for a seat on the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District board of directors, one of the key points in her campaign was the need to convert the hospital to a critical access hospital designation. Russ’ wish is about to come true. On May 23, a team from the state of California completed its survey of Bear Valley Community Hospital as one of the final steps in the application to receive the critical access designation. At the exit survey, hospital administrators were told the facility met all 13 conditions of participation to become a critical access hospital, according to Ray Hino, CEO of the district.

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