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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The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) announced Pioneer Memorial Healthcare District (PMHD) has withdrawn from negotiations to operate a new medical clinic in Borrego Springs.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

 

Common Man Meets Machinator

As the FBI raids and uncovers gross criminal malfeasance at the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF), I applaud the efforts and superb writing of Borrego Sun reporter Nikki Symington for bringing this story along to a conclusion, where we as a community, can begin to transit... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

BCHF: Finally Speaks

Three Borrego Community Health Foundation Trustees – Martha Deichler, David Hernandez and Sandra Hansberger – took the Borrego Sun’s repeated requests for transparency seriously, and floated a one-page flier in the community. The flier, signed by the three BCHF Trustees... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

DHCS Stops BCHF Funds

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) confirmed the state has suspended Medi-Cal claims for Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) due to the current Department of Justice/FBI investigation into the... — Updated 12/25/2020

 

Nothing Here to See…

According to reliable sources, Dan Anderson, chairman of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) Board of Trustees, is telling people, including federal officials, the FBI, and DOJ investigations of the Foundation are limited to a few dentists. Same story Daryl Priest,... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

BCHF: Who is in Charge?

Dan Anderson, current chairman of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) distributed a press release on Oct. 20 naming Dr. Edgar Bulloch, the new interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing former CEO Mikia Wallis. This, after naming Mark Connelly, BCHF Chief Operations... — Updated 11/19/2020

 

Borrego Health Interim CEO Named

According to a press release, effective immediately Dr. Edgar Bulloch, Chief Medical Officer of Borrego Health has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer of Borrego Health by the Borrego Health Board of Trustees. Dr. Bulloch will continue to perform this dual role until a... — Updated 11/10/2020

 

VIEWPOINT: Borrego Health

Why are these people still there? Mark Connelly is going to be appointed temporary CEO. How temporary? We don’t know, as they have stopped the recruitment for a full-time CEO. Connelly has rejected Dr. Carrolee Barlow’s offer of helping to upgrade the clinic, saying that... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

FBI Raids BCHF

On Oct. 20, federal and state Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents (FBI), along with officers from the California Department of Justice arrived early at the local Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) offices and Borrego Springs clinic. Armed with search warrants, they... — Updated 11/3/2020

 

DOJ, FBI Investigates BCHF

The Department of Justice (California) and FBI are conducting an investigation of certain practices and programs of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF). They began with search warrants to collect and secure evidence today. The San Diego Union-Tribune is doing a story... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

FBI, state agents raid Borrego Community Healthcare Foundation

State and federal agents raided the offices Tuesday of the Borrego Community Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit provider in Borrego Springs that last year billed more than $300 million in medical, dental and other services to the U.S. government. Dozens of agents turned up at the... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

BCHF: Community Group to the Rescue

The Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) on numerous occasions stated that expansion to multiple clinics and services was necessary to support the Borrego Springs Clinic. Borrego Springs, the original clinic was the golden goose that became the government ATM that grew... — Updated 10/26/2020

 

BCHF: CEO Fired?

“Those that take more than they deserve will eventually fall!” Angela Torres, former BCHF credentials officer. The Trustees of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) have announced the departure of Mikia Wallis as CEO of the Foundation’s network of multiple clinics... — Updated 10/26/2020

 

Borrego Health Fails Again

The Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) missed an opportunity with the pandemic to demonstrate that it’s as concerned about the health of the Borrego Community as it is about increasing income. The Borrego Springs Endowment Fund (BSEF) stepped up to organize the... — Updated 10/6/2020

 

BCHF: Going, Going....

Healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse is a major problem for Medicare, Medical/Medicaid, and other government funded healthcare programs. The National Heath Care Anti-Fraud Association estimates conservatively that health care fraud costs the nation about $68 billion annually ... — Updated 9/11/2020

 

BCHF: Sun Investigates

The Borrego Sun started an investigative journey into Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) with the firing of two of the three licensed professionals at the Borrego Springs Clinic, during the pandemic. Jan Jones, family/nurse practitioner, and psychologist Dr. Pam McEvoy... — Updated 9/3/2020

 

BCHF: Most Expensive Non-Profit in U.S.

Apologies to our readers. It’s hard to follow the details of the Borrego Community Health Foundation’s (BCHF) misadventures, as it is to report them. The Sun is often as confused as anyone trying to make sense of Borrego Health’s operations. This article will attempt to sum... — Updated 8/21/2020

 

BCHF: 990 Update

It’s out for public review. Yes, anyone can see the Borrego Community Health Foundation’s (BCHF) 2019-IRS990. It’s not on the Health and Human Resources Agency web page yet. Since the Foundation does no public postings, all an interested party has to do, according to the... — Updated 8/13/2020

 

Borrego Clinic Crisis: Part Four

Another executive seems to has left Borrego Health – John Heydt, Chief Academic Officer. His salary was $680,000 plus benefits, and a family member, Stephanie Heydt, being paid $54,000. It seems strange that from July 2019, he was CEO of Apex Medical Group and is the Chief... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

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