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Remember loved ones at Light up a Life

The community is invited to gather and celebrate the memory of loved ones. Light up a Life is hosted by Barton Health’s Hospice staff annually to honor family members and friends who have been loved and lost. Light up a Life is a non-denominational ceremony that will take place on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 […]

Holiday buzz starts with the 45th Holiday Faire

Get into the holiday spirit and support community health at the 45th annual Holiday Faire on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the St. Teresa Grace Hall, corner of Lyons Avenue and Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe. Community members and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend this merry event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Every year, […]

Bartenders collaborate with Barton Health to support hospital’s trauma center

Sample Tahoe’s newest cocktail creations at the sixth annual Signature Cocktail Contest. Hosted by the Barton Foundation, the community event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Riva Grill. Contest attendees can sample an assortment of cocktails created by Tahoe mixologists. These mixologists, comprised of bartenders from local establishments, each showcase a unique concoction […]

Barton Health’s chief medical officer selected as new CEO

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Barton Health recently announced that Clint Purvance, MD, has been selected as the health system’s new president and chief executive officer. Purvance has served as chief medical officer for Barton Health for the past eight years. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and has practiced medicine at Barton Memorial Hospital since 1999. […]

Barton Auxiliary gives scholarships to local students

The Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has awarded $13,500 in scholarships to local students. The Barton Auxiliary recognized the 11 recipients from Lake Tahoe and Minden schools at its annual Scholarship Luncheon on Monday, June 8. Eight students received $1,500 each to pursue a college education in the health care field. Recipients included Ariah Barth and […]

Tahoe evaluates health concerns

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The community has undergone a complete physical and the results are in. Based on the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment, mental health and substance abuse remain top health concerns in the area. Barton Health conducted its second Community Health Needs Assessment to identify unmet needs within the community. After identifying these needs, […]

Barton volunteer donates estate to Barton Health

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — When Dan Kerr passed away last June, he left behind a legacy with the Barton Health Auxiliary. He coordinated the Barton Auxiliary Blood Drive held every other month, donated more than 26 gallons of blood since 1981, and served as Auxiliary President for six terms. Now Dan Kerr has left a […]

Barton Health offers free sports physicals for student athletes

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Barton Health, Tahoe Center for Orthopedics and Lake Tahoe Unified School District are offering free sports physicals for student athletes. South Shore students can receive medical and orthopedic screenings from Barton Health’s Tahoe Center for Orthopedics on Monday, June 1 at the South Tahoe High School Blue Gym. The sports physicals […]

Barton Health receives $10 million for Center of Excellence

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE —  On April 15, Lisa Maloff donated $10 million for the Robert Maloff Center of Excellence to the Barton Foundation. Lisa Maloff and her late husband, Robert, have always had a heart for wellness and improving the community.  She is a long term resident of Tahoe’s South Shore and was a founding […]

Barton Auxiliary donates $220,000 for new mammography machine

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — It was a festive and lively event at the Barton Auxiliary’s annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on Monday, April 13. More than 80 volunteers from the hospital, gift shop and The Attic Thrift Store attended and were recognized for their service and gifts. Auxiliary volunteers donated nearly 28,000 hours in 2014. Based […]

Students try something new for WeCan!

Students in South Lake Tahoe wrapped up the last the week of WeCan! — a four-week fitness and nutrition challenge at the local elementary schools. Physical education teachers from Bijou Elementary, Environmental Magnet School, Sierra House and Tahoe Valley orchestrated the program by motivating students with weekly goals and the cafeteria staff served fruits and […]

Barton General Surgery moves to new South Lake Tahoe location

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Barton General Surgery has moved down the street. Formerly located with Barton Family Medicine on Third Street, the medical office has relocated to 2158 Jean Avenue, South Lake Tahoe. The newer building has been remodeled to ease patient access. It has larger patient rooms and a ramp for wheelchair access. The […]

Action plan made for mental health issues in Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — On March 5, more than 80 individuals made an action plan to address the gaps with mental health services in the South Lake Tahoe community. Donald Ashton, director of El Dorado County Health and Human Services, started the morning with the “the ugly, the bad and the good” to describe the […]

Wellness and Sports Performance Center coming to Tahoe

The community of South Lake Tahoe is about to receive a healthy serving of wellness. The Barton Foundation was recently given a $10 million gift to fund the building of a health and sports performance center on the Barton Memorial Hospital campus. Local resident, Lisa Maloff, made the donation in memory of her late husband, […]

Barton Hospital achieves Trauma III Center designation

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Barton Memorial Hospital has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by El Dorado County, made official in the Jan. 28 Board of Supervisors meeting. This makes Barton Hospital the only trauma center in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Carson Valley region. This designation recognizes Barton Hospital as a critical access […]

Barton seeks feedback on health needs

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The next time your home phone rings, it may be about your health. Barton Health is currently conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment survey by phone and needs input from South Lake Tahoe residents. The assessment is completed every three years and the community’s feedback provides valuable insight about local health […]

Barton’s first baby arrives Jan. 1

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe natives Brianda Torres and Daniel Molina welcomed the South Shore’s first baby of 2015 on Jan. 1. Jayden Daniel Molina was born at 3:06 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18 inches long. This was not the first time the family has been to Barton […]

Find treasures at Holiday Faire

Kick off the holiday season at the 44th annual Holiday Faire, hosted by the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. On Sunday, Nov. 9 community members and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend this merry event, held at St. Theresa Grace Hall in South Lake Tahoe from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Barton Auxiliary volunteers and employees […]

Festival of Trees and Lights to raise funds

The sixth annual Barton Health Festival of Trees and Lights will take place Dec. 3 through 7 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nev. Locals and visitors alike are invited to attend this family-friendly, holiday festival. The Festival of Trees and Lights is the Barton Foundation’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds support the health and […]

Barton selects Fairley as VP of Nursing

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sue Fairley, RN, has been selected as Barton Health’s new vice president of Nursing and Ancillary Services. Sue replaces Mary Bittner, RN, who left the organization in April to pursue a teaching career in health care. Fairley has worked at Barton Health for 17 years and began as a staff nurse. Since […]

Barton Health unveils new facility

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A little more than a year ago, Barton Community Clinic, located across from Barton Memorial Hospital, stood at 4,379 square feet with a small waiting room and 11 patient rooms. Today, the clinic stands at more than 7,000 square-feet and 18 patient rooms. The clinic officially celebrated its expansion, remodel and […]

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