Bear Valley Hospice has roots stretching back to Big Bear High School in the 1980's. Dr. Cary Stewart, our Medical Director, played football for BBHS and had found a calling through helping the team with first-aid. After graduating, he studied at Point Loma Nazarene College and Loma Linda University and completed his residency at UC Irvine. Dr. Stewart has over 20 years of experience in hospice. His passion for our community has led him back to the Big Bear Valley to establish the mountain's first and only local, community-based hospice.
Recognizing the value of Big Bear's beauty and the small town culture, it is the goal of Bear Valley Hospice to provide the best care possible for individuals while remaining local to the mountain communities. As a small, streamlined team of professionals, we can provide timely, personal, and exceptional care without the overhead and distraction of larger corporations. Part of our commitment to the local community includes donating a portion of our income to local non-profit organizations as well as volunteering our time and efforts to various community events.
We hope to serve the community with the same honesty, respect, and compassion that makes these mountains such a special and cherished place.
Our mission is to provide our patients and their families with community-based, compassionate, and genuine care.
It is our vision that every resident of the mountain will be able to receive professional, compassionate, and community-based hospice support, enabling them to live in the mountain through all stages of life.
Commitment to Patients
We recognize the unique physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of each person receiving hospice care in the home. We strive to extend the highest level of courtesy, safety and service to patients and family/caregivers, visitors, and each other. Located in Big Bear, our staff can serve your needs with the prompt attention you deserve.