Supervisor Ramos Recognizes Beaver Medical Group’s Exceptional Community Commitment in Official Resolution
May 23, 2018
Beaver Medical Group today was recognized by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors for its longstanding commitment to improving the health and quality of life for residents of the Inland Empire.
“Beaver has been a vital contributor to our community for more than 73 years,” said Supervisor James Ramos who introduced the resolution and presented it to Beaver Medical Clinic, Inc.’s President, Dr. Richard Hill and Senior Medical Director, Dr. Charles Chen. “They’ve grown along with us, not only caring for our community’s health but also donating generously to local charities, schools and cultural programs that enhance our neighborhoods and the quality of life of our residents. They’re truly an exceptional corporate citizen.”
Since its founding in 1945 by Dr. Meredith Beaver as a four-doctor operation in Redlands, Beaver has grown to more than 200 physicians and 28 specialties serving patients in the communities of Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa, Banning and Colton. Today it is the largest medical group in the Inland Empire.
Serving over 150,000 patients, Beaver consistently garners high marks and was voted San Bernardino County’s “Best Medical Group” for the last nine consecutive years. The company received five out of five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Study (CMS) and was awarded “Elite Status” in June 2017 by America’s Physician Groups (APG), formerly California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG).
“We are deeply appreciative of this recognition from Supervisor Ramos and the County Board of Supervisors. Beaver doctors and our entire organization remain fully committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and professionalism. It is important to us because we don’t just serve this community, we are part of this community,” said Dr. Hill.
Beaver is currently expanding to accommodate the growing population in the Inland Empire. Two new state-of-the-art facilities in Banning and Beaumont are slated for 2019, and which combined will nearly double Beaver’s existing footprint in those communities. Currently under construction, the Beaumont facility will include an urgent care center with expanded hours and services, laboratory services and radiology/imaging services. The proposed new Banning center, near The Lakes Assisted Living and Memory Care retirement community, will feature community tailored primary care and specialty physicians.
In keeping with its commitment to deliver the highest quality medical care for the Inland Empire, the Beaver Medical Clinic Foundation each year awards over $50,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in the medical field. The Foundation has provided more than $1 million in scholarships since 1970 to exceptional local students — many of whom practice in the area today.