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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 Health Clinic: Facts Are Facts

Fix it… The Borrego Sun investigation into the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) began as an attempt to understand what was going on at the Borrego Springs clinic with the dismissal of critical resident providers. The concern extended to the three-month absence of the... — Updated 7/16/2020

 

Borrego Clinic: Part Five

The Borrego Sun’s investigation into Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) is starting to have its effect. Director of Marketing Victor Coral has communicated to the Sun the following as regards the Borrego Springs Clinic. A Dr. David Flick has been assigned to the Clinic... — Updated 7/13/2020

 

Clinic... Enough is Enough

You know there’s a problem when…. The Borrego Sun began asking questions about operations of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) with the firing of Jan Jones and Dr. Pam McEvoy, two high profile and respected medical providers at the Borrego Springs Clinic. At the... — Updated 7/2/2020

 

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

 

Deceit in the Desert

The Borrego Sun questioned the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) about the dismissal of Jan Jones and Dr. Pamela McEvoy, and subsequent resignation of Charles Collum. The foundation responded with an unsigned, generic statement, claiming workforce layoffs, furloughs and... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Borrego Clinic Crisis: Part Three

Word is more key staff have left Borrego Health. Nancy Pealing, Chief Quality Officer, having been with Borrego Health for 16 years, earning a salary of $342,000, with a relative earning $58,000, and Gabriela Alvarado, Chief Compli... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Clinic Woes Continue

Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) doesn’t seem to care about the Borrego Springs community. At least, that’s the consensus of community critiques of the clinic’s service, ranging from a survey completed in 2016, to anger over the recent firings of trusted, full-time... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Borrego Clinic Crisis: (Part Two)

The Borrego Health saga continues. Another of their key personnel, LVN Charles Collum has resigned over the termination of Jan Jones and Dr. Pamela McEvoy. He was with the clinic for nearly five years, and a very respected employee. The Clinic is falling apart. Meanwhile the... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Clinic Makes Changes

Due to COVID-19, the Borrego Medical Clinic has been hit with major financial strains. As a result, they have had to make some drastic changes. In a statement, the clinic said, "Over the last eight weeks, across our organization, we have experienced a dramatic shift in the way... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

What's Really Going On at the Clinic?

Medical services at Borrego Springs Clinic are facing a crisis with the termination of full-time, licensed medical providers: Jan Jones, long time family nurse practitioner, and sole psychologist Pam McEvoy. Adding to the clinic’s problems, resident medical doctor, James Huot... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Borrego Clinic Crisis: Clinic Implodes (Part One)

Our clinic seems to be in a total state of disarray. Staff who have been there a long time and very respected have had their employment terminated and with more people leaving. The resident physician Dr. James Huot has not been seen in months with no explanation (read story on... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Viewpoint: Borrego Clinic

Americans throughout the country are celebrating and honoring health care workers as warriors during the coronavirus pandemic. In Borrego Springs, they are being terminated. With the firing of the Borrego Springs clinic’s full time, resident nurse practitioner, mental health... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

BVEF Clinic Press Release

BORREGO SPRINGS NEEDS URGENT CARE CENTER What Does the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (The Fund) Plan to Do? Committed to enhancing health care for permanent residents, seasonal residents, and visitors of Borrego Springs, The FUND proposes to support the opening of an Urgent Care C... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Borrego Springs - Medical Center, Money Matters

Survey says: need more doctors. Since the completion of the official healthcare survey last month, The Fund (Borrego Valley Endowment Fund, BVEF) is working to decide where to direct their resources next; while the current Medical... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Borrego Springs – Medical Clinic Founders Son Speaks

From the outside looking in, Borrego is very hard to explain and comprehend. There are many issues that other communities do not have to deal with in the same context and the one that is talked about these days is the medical care... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Borrego Springs - Rally re: Medical Center

The newly named Borrego Village Endowment Fund (BVEF, 'The Fund') has initiated a conversation with the members of the community through an online health care survey with the help of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

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