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BCHF Lawsuit

Here’s what the Borrego Sun has been writing about for six years: An insider’s look at where all the money went, and who stole it. Borrego Health is suing itself for fraud within the organization and individuals responsible for stealing money from the taxpayer-supported... — Updated 8/9/2022

 

From Sandra Hansberger, Chair of the Borrego Health Board of Trustees

Hansberger comments on the Borrego Health’s federal lawsuit: “Borrego Health believes the complaint is a necessary step toward holding wrongdoers responsible and recouping losses sustained by the organization due to the wrongdoers’ actions. Also, as Borrego Health operates u... — Updated 8/3/2022

 

BCHF: Changing Image

Borrego Community Health Foundation (Borrego Health) has been very busy. And the Foundation’s Crisis Communications Team has been doing a good job of advising the media of Borrego Health’s activities. Maybe, it’s because they are tired of having their spin upstaged by the... — Updated 8/1/2022

 

BCHF: Raiding Healthcare Pays

Why is the Borrego Sun still writing about Borrego Health and its legal issues? Some readers may have lost interest, feel it doesn’t impact them and gone on with their lives. Others feel the Sun is beating a dead horse and should be supporting the local clinic in this difficult... — Updated 8/1/2022

 

Breaking News: Borrego Health Sues Itself

Borrego Health has finally admitted to fraudulent activities and criminal conspiracies within the organization; and has filed a RICO, Racketeering lawsuit against 50 of the Foundation’s former board members, officers, contract dentists, Premier Healthcare Management, many other... — Updated 8/1/2022

 

BCHF: When Words Don't Match Reality

Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) took another action, “To protect the long-term access to local care,” announcing layoffs of 218 employees, in addition to the 113 terminated on February 1, 2021. The May 25, 2022 announcement was in the form of a press release from... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

Borrego Health Loses Lawsuit

On March 2, 2022, Judge M. James Lorenz, of the United States District Court of Southern California, declined to exercise Borrego Health’s request for supplemental jurisdiction over state law claims in the Borrego Community Health Foundation v. Inland Valley Investments LLC; Pro... — Updated 5/25/2022

 

BCHF: True or Not?

To quote Sandra Hansberger, Chair of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF), “Everything you read in the Borrego Sun is not true.” She’s right. The Borrego Sun often relies on tips from credible sources to ferret out new information. Rumors are like the old saying,... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

What's Up, Borrego Health?

Currently, there’s lawsuits piling up against Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) beginning with Mikia Wallis, Borrego Health’s former CEO; Husam Aldairi, winner of the illegal dental sweepstakes, earning $6 million and $8 million annually; two insurance companies; plus... — Updated 4/21/2022

 

BCHF: What's Going On?

After 11 years at the Borrego Medical Clinic, Dr. James Huot will be retiring in January 2023. Dr. Huot was paid $400,000 annually, and according to sources, actually worked six months of the year. Dan Kramer, publicist for the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) stated,... — Updated 4/5/2022

 

BCHF: 113 Employees Laid Off

Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) announced permanent layoffs of 113 employees that are currently employed in the Borrego Health Billing Department, and clinics in Barstow and San Bernardino. The employees will be terminated on February 1, 2022, according to a December... — Updated 12/15/2021

 

BCHF: Looking for Good News – An Editorial

There’s been a kerfuffle on Borrego’s social media over how the bad news the Borrego Sun is constantly reporting about the Borrego Springs Community Health leadership is damaging the morale of the Borrego Springs clinic’s employees. Then, there are those who claim to be... — Updated 12/9/2021

 

Good News About the Borrego Springs Medical Clinic

Sandra Hansberger, chairwoman of the Borrego Community Health Foundation Board of Trustees offers some good news for the local clinic. According to Hansberger, the Clinic will be receiving new equipment totaling about $27,000 in a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).... — Updated 11/1/2021

 

BCHF: Where's the Money?

The multiple and alleged fraudulent practices of Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) have no relationship to the Borrego Springs clinic. Clinic employees had nothing to do with the legal mess that the former CEO’s, officers, and Trustees created. The problems came from... — Updated 11/1/2021

 

BCHF: Fighting Back

Bruce Hebets, deceased, and Daryl Priest are going to court to answer accusations of committing fraud, using inflated office rents, and 30-year-leases to steal millions from the state’s Medi-Cal, and Medi-Cal Dental, insurance funds meant to provide healthcare for underserved... — Updated 10/15/2021

 

BCHF 990 Finally Arrives

September is National Fraud Prevention Month. So, guess what came in the mail today from the Borrego Health Community Foundation? Nothing less than the Borrego Health 2020-IRS 990 Tax return, which had been requested since the due date, which is typically June 30, the end of the... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

New Team Leads BCHF

Borrego Health announced reorganizational-wide team realignment and new executive team leadership. A change that, according to a press release from Dan Kramer, Borrego Community Health Foundation’s public relations counsel, are “Internal changes (to) enable highest quality... — Updated 6/30/2021

 

BVEF Back to Mission, Roots

The Borrego Valley Stewardship Council hosted a session on June 2, about medical services and related activities in Borrego Springs. Dr. Edgar Bulloch, Interim CEO of Borrego Health, updated the group about healthcare at the Clinic; Dr. David Garmon spoke on behalf of the Borrego... — Updated 6/18/2021

 

BVEF Abandons 2nd Clinic

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) announced Pioneer Memorial Healthcare District (PMHD) has withdrawn from negotiations to operate a new medical clinic in Borrego Springs. The announcement was made via a press release from Dr. David Garmon on April 25, 2021. Bruce Kelley,... — Updated 5/7/2021

 

California Expands Vaccine

California Public Health updated its vaccine guidelines to open eligibility on March 15 to public transit workers, commercial airline workers and those living and working in congregate living spaces, including people experiencing homelessness and those in federal immigrant... — Updated 4/29/2021

 

BCHF: Exits Non-Medical Services

New Non-Profit Management Needed to Keep Borrego Springs’ Frugal Coyote, Children’s Center and Mountain View Assisted Living Cottages Open. Borrego Health is looking for people to take over the operations of the non-profit, Frugal Coyote Boutique and Resale Shop, the... — Updated 4/23/2021

 

BCHF: One Clinic or Two?

When the only health care you can afford, or count on to provide adequate treatment whether long-term or occasional – can’t deliver, what do you do? In the case of the Borrego Springs Clinic, the Borrego Sun’s solution was to find out what’s going on at the Borrego Communi... — Updated 3/4/2021

 

BCHF: Temporary Reprieve

Individuals covered by Medi-Cal/Medicaid insurance can continue receiving medical services at the Borrego Springs Clinic, as the result of a temporary agreement reached by the state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF)... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

BCHF: Broadwell Healthcare

Mayor Bill Wells of El Cajon refused to enforce the COVID-19 restrictions ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom last November when coronavirus cases surged at the fastest rate since the start of the outbreak. Then on January 25, as outbreaks peaked again, the Mayor led prayers at a... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

BCHF: So, Are They Open or Not?

People contact the Borrego Sun regularly with questions about the clinic. They ask, “Why aren’t they answering the phone?” Or, “Is the clinic still open?” And now, “When can we get our coronavirus vaccinations?” The Sun takes answering questions from the public very... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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