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  • Barton Designated A Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacement

    Posted: 08/12/2020

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Memorial Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee & Hip Replacement. Solidifying a legacy of orthopedic care in the Lake Tahoe region, this national certification marks Barton’s expertise in delivering high-quality medical services and better patient outcomes with knee and hip replacement surgeries. The quality surgical care that earned Barton this Blue Distinction® designation starts long before patients head into the operating room for the...

  • Barton Health Welcomes Board-Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Leah Krull

    Posted: 07/30/2020

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Board-certified rheumatologist, Leah Krull, MD, has joined the team of medical experts practicing at Barton Health . A physician skilled at addressing autoimmune and joint diseases such as inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis, gout, and lupus, Dr. Krull is treating patients at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Rheumatology manages conditions that affect joints and the body as a whole due to systemic inflammation. For a list of rheumatologica...

  • Op-Ed: Your Health is Essential

    Posted: 05/29/2020

    Together, we have helped to keep each other safe. Staying home and practicing social distancing helped reduce the spread, and enabled Barton to adapt and prepare for the impacts of COVID-19. Now it is time to get back to making sure you are feeling your best, and Barton is here to provide the care you and your family needs, when you need it. Your health is essential, and the providers at Barton who make it a priority urge you to do the same. As things begin to re-open across the state, re-open your conn...

  • Barton Health-ALTIS Partnership Update

    Posted: 04/17/2020

    For the past three years the partnership between Barton Health and ALTIS has provided performance-based training at the state-of-the-art Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness facility in South Lake Tahoe. Providing integrated care from orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation to performance training is the cornerstone of our sports medicine philosophy. The Barton-ALTIS partnership commenced in September 2016. This partnership allowed us to strategically integrate performance into a traditional med...

  • Barton Health Continues Its Preparedness for COVID-19

    Posted: 04/16/2020

    Community Advisory and Updates from Barton Health as of April 16, 2020 (South Lake Tahoe, CA) - While determining the exact timing and scope of coronavirus’ peak in the Lake Tahoe region is difficult, Barton Health is working diligently to be prepared to respond accordingly and address the needs of patients in the community. Surge planning is almost complete including more than doubling hospital bed capacity, and expanding facilities to accommodate those who may be infected by the virus. A new referral-...

  • Latest Barton Health Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

    Posted: 04/08/2020

    Community Advisory and Updates from Barton Health as of April 8, 2020 (South Lake Tahoe, CA) - Working closely with state and county health agencies in a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barton Health is preparing for an anticipated patient surge by more than doubling its hospital bed capacity as well as expanding its facilities to accommodate patients who may be infected by the virus. Barton has established a Medical Corps of clinical and non-clinical volunteers to help provide care to an in...

  • Barton Health Seeks Community Members with Clincial Expertise to Join New "Medical Corps"

    Posted: 04/06/2020

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) - Barton Health is seeking retired or available physicians, nurses, EMTs, and other medical professionals with clinical expertise to work with the hospital as it prepares to treat an influx of patients expected during the coronavirus crisis. Under the guidance of the California Department of Public Health, as well as national, state and local health authorities, Barton is preparing for a surge in patients seeking medical care. As it prepares for this increase, Barton is reaching o...

  • Latest Barton Health Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

    Posted: 04/03/2020

    Community Advisory and Updates from Barton Health as of April 2, 2020 (South Lake Tahoe, CA) - Barton Health continues to adapt and respond to the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in the community. The health and safety of patients and care providers is the top priority, and operational changes continue to evolve at Barton Memorial Hospital and across Barton’s coordinated network of medical offices in preparation for any potential surge in patient care. El Dorado County has extended the current shelter in...

  • Barton Accepting Applications for Coronavirus Relief

    Posted: 04/01/2020

    Barton Foundation Distributing Funds to Help Impacted Community Members and First Responders (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – As the coronavirus (COVID-19) brings financial and medical implications to the South Lake Tahoe area, Barton Health and local donors have created a COVID-19 Response Fund to provide relief. The Barton Foundation is now accepting applications for financial assistance as part of the effort to help South Shore residents, families, healthcare workers, and first responders impacted by the pan...

  • Barton Accepting Medical Supply Donations Facing Global Shortage

    Posted: 03/30/2020

    Businesses and Community can Donate Personal Protective Equipment, Make Facemasks (South Lake Tahoe, CA) - In light of a global shortage of personal protective equipment due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Barton Health is making every effort to ensure its supplies remain adequate for a potential influx of patients seeking care. Collaboration is underway with regional health partners, new and existing vendors, local businesses, and community members to procure equipment and supplies that may be ne...

  • Latest Barton Health Efforts to Prevent COVID-19 Community Spread

    Posted: 03/25/2020

    Community Advisory and Updates from Barton Health as of March 25, 2020 (South Lake Tahoe, CA) - Operational changes, including hospital visitation, screening protocols and testing facilities, continue to be made in the wake of El Dorado County’s first reported cases of coronavirus COVID-19. The health and safety of patients and care providers is Barton’s top priority, and community spread of COVID-19 is a concern. Regardless of confirmed cases in South Lake Tahoe, the advice of Barton Health medical exp...

  • A Message from Your Regional Healthcare Providers

    Posted: 03/24/2020

    With the continuing spread of COVID-19 within the U.S., the healthcare providers of the greater Lake Tahoe/El Dorado Region are working closely with each other and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as California and Nevada health authorities, to care for affected individuals. We are also jointly taking steps to limit person-to-person spread within our communities. Information about COVID-19 COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person and between people in clos...

  • Latest Barton Health Efforts To Prevent COVID-19 Community Spread

    Posted: 03/19/2020

    Community Advisory and Updates from Barton Health as of March 19, 2020 (South Lake Tahoe, CA) - Barton Health continues its work with city, county, and state health agencies to provide screening and appropriate care for coronavirus COVID-19. The health and safety of patients and care providers is Barton’s top priority, and community spread of COVID-19 a serious concern. Barton strongly recommends the community to stay home and only go out in the community for essential services and needs, and recommends...

  • Latest Barton Health Efforts to Prevent COVID-19 Community Spread

    Posted: 03/12/2020

    Barton Health Community Advisory: March 12, 2020 Barton Health continues its work with county and state health agencies to provide care and limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The health and safety of community members and care providers is Barton’s top priority, and with the increasing person-to-person transmission of COVID-19, the arrival of the coronavirus in the local area is likely. Barton has implemented system-wide strategies to provide coordinated care while mitigating exposure to healthca...

  • Barton Health Prepared to Address COVID-19/ Coronavirus Outbreak

    Posted: 03/03/2020

    Community Health and Safety are Top Priorities for Local Healthcare System (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Health, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been planning and preparing for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) since the emergence of the outbreak in late 2019. The health and well-being of the community, in addition to that of staff and medical providers, remains the top priority. If cases of COVID-19 ar...

  • Barton Health Expands Walk-in Orthopedic Care - Same-day Services at South Lake Tahoe and Carson City Offices

    Posted: 02/03/2020

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Health is expanding its orthopedic medical services, offering same-day care to address a variety of musculoskeletal injuries with no appointment necessary. Walk-in orthopedic care is now available at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness in South Lake Tahoe, Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and at the same time on Tuesday and Wednesday at Barton’s Tahoe Orthopedics & Sports Medicine office, located at 935 Mica Drive in Carson City. The new...

  • Barton Health Offers New Community Acupuncture Treatments at its Center for Orthopedics & Wellness

    Posted: 01/20/2020

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Health has expanded acupuncture services at its Center for Orthopedics & Wellness to now offer community acupuncture treatments . Community acupuncture provides similar health and wellness benefits of private acupuncture, but differs from the private clinical room setting – taking place in a group environment with lower costs per treatment. Just like private acupuncture, community acupuncture can be added to care plans by Barton medical providers to help patients reac...

  • Four South Lake Tahoe Women Claim Adventure Race Title

    Posted: 10/14/2019

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – On Saturday, September 21, thirteen teams lined up at Baldwin Beach in freezing temperatures at 7:00 a.m.  to start the fourth annual Tahoe Challenge Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR). Six hours and 45 minutes later, the Killa Fly Girls team would be the first to cross the finish line - two hours before any of their opponents - and claim first place. This is the Killa Fly Girls third time participating in MedWAR and their first victory. All four team members hail f...

  • Tahoe's Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR) Registration Open

    Posted: 07/02/2019

    (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) – Outdoor adventurists can now register for the 4th Annual Tahoe Challenge Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR), sponsored by Barton Health. On September 21, teams of racers will mountain bike, kayak, trail run, and navigate to checkpoints containing wilderness medicine scenarios and questions. Barton has worked closely with the U.S. Forest Service and Emerald Bay State Park to plan the 25 mile course that highlights the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Registration and more...

  • Kristi Jouett: Keeping student athletes in the game

    Posted: 05/30/2019

    Even though school is almost out for the summer, if you have children that play sports it’s time to start thinking ahead to next year. Participating in student athletics promotes mental and physical well-being; which is why Barton Health is offering free sports physicals for student athletes at the Center for Orthopedics & Wellness on Monday, June 3, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. As part of its commitment to community health, Barton hosts an annual event to provide free sports physicals for all local student a...

  • New Barton MRI Suite Offers Latest in Medical Imaging

    Posted: 04/09/2019

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Health is now scheduling patients at its new MRI Suite. The $3.3 million project offers an improved medical imaging experience with a private waiting area, increased safety features, faster exam times and the latest in magnetic resonance imaging equipment. Inside Barton’s MRI Suite, a new MRI machine features state-of-the-art Short Bore and Wide Bore technology. Short Bore MRI delivers powerful imaging capabilities on a smaller footprint, allowing technicians more room fo...

  • Results from the 2018 Community Health Assessment Released

    Posted: 12/27/2018

    ( South Lake Tahoe, CA ) - Barton Health has announced the results of the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment , a comprehensive follow-up to similar studies completed in 2012 and 2015. The Community Health Needs Assessment identifies the key health issues facing the Barton Health service area. It uses a systematic, data-driven process to determine the health status, concerns, and needs of residents in the South Tahoe community. “The Community Health Needs Assessment provides valuable insight about the...

  • Barton Health Earns Core Certification for Total Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

    Posted: 09/24/2018

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Core Certification in total hip and knee joint replacement surgery. This accreditation demonstrates commitment to a higher standard of service and provides a framework for Barton's organizational structure and management. Offices and service lines throughout Barton Health System, including those at the new Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, underwent a rigorous onsite review process earlier thi...

  • Medical Fellowships and Residencies Elevate Care at Barton Health

    Posted: 08/28/2018

    (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) – Behind the scenes at Barton Health is a thriving culture of teaching and learning through specialized fellowship and medical residency programs. Just as Lake Tahoe attracts visitors from around the world, these programs attract doctors from around the world to gain experience in their medical specialty. By facilitating a constant exchange of experience and new practices, fellowship and residency programs elevate the clinical environment for Barton physicians and enhance qual...

  • Community Invited to Open House at Robert Maloff Center, Sept. 22

    Posted: 08/27/2018

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Health will be offering tours during its open house event at the new Robert Maloff Center, located at 2170 B South Ave. in South Lake Tahoe, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018. The 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical facility houses the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, which combines orthopedics, rehabilitation, performance-based training programs and overall wellness therapies for the community under one roof. Open house attende...

  • Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR) Registration Open

    Posted: 08/03/2018

    (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) – Outdoor adventurists can now register for the 3rd Annual Tahoe Challenge Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR), sponsored by Barton Health. On September 8, racers will mountain bike, kayak, trail run, and navigate to checkpoints containing wilderness medicine scenarios and questions. Barton has worked closely with the U.S. Forest Service and Emerald Bay State Park to plan the 18-20 mile course that highlights the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Registration and more infor...

  • New $15 Million Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness Innovates Regional Health Care

    Posted: 07/13/2018

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – A dream to improve community health and well-being of others is now a reality at the Robert Maloff Center, located on the Barton Health medical campus. The 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical facility houses the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, which breaks the mold of regional health care by combining orthopedics, rehabilitation, performance-based training programs and overall wellness therapies. This new model of care addresses the entire patient, not just...

  • Prominent Orthopedic Surgeon Keith R. Swanson, MD Named Barton Health 2018 Doctor of the Year

    Posted: 03/30/2018

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – The votes have been counted and Dr. Keith Swanson has been named Barton Health’s Doctor of the Year. Each year, hundreds of Barton team members cast their vote to nominate a favorite physician in honor of National Doctor’s Day, and the 2018 winner was announced at Barton’s Doctor’s Day Celebration, March 29th. “We honor Dr. Swanson as our Doctor of the Year, and the incredible contributions he’s made to the community as an orthopedic surgeon and practitioner of nearly 40 years,”...

  • Barton Health’s Ties To Olympic History

    Posted: 01/30/2018

    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – From physicians providing orthopedic care at the Winter Games, to personalized training of Olympic athletes, Barton Health has a long-standing tradition of helping Team U.S.A. competitors go for the gold.   This history began in the 1960s, after the Olympics at Squaw Valley, when Dr. Paul Fry moved his family to South Lake Tahoe and established the Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic. During this time, Dr. Fry became an orthopedic physician for the Barton Hospital. Wi...

  • Dr. Jeffrey A. Orr Returns to South Lake Tahoe as Barton Health’s Newest Orthopedic Surgeon

    Posted: 11/01/2017

    South Lake Tahoe, CA – Barton Health is proud to announce Jeffrey A. Orr, MD, has returned to his hometown of South Lake Tahoe to join its network of talented orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Orr received his medical doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He conducted his orthopedic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his fellowship training at the University of South Florida.  He’s an affiliate of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and t...

  • Barton Health Begins Construction of New Health and Sports Performance Center

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    South Lake Tahoe, CA – Barton Health staff and community benefactors dipped their shovels and broke ground on the future site of the Robert Maloff Center of Excellence on August 23, 2016.  Approximately 130 invited guests attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. Chris Proctor, PT, Administrative Director of Barton Health’s Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, has been coordinating the project and, at the groundbreaking, described how programs in the Center will benefit patients and the c...

  • Barton Health’s Wellness and Sports Performance Center Project Moves Forward

    Posted: 09/14/2015

    South Lake Tahoe, CA – The Robert Maloff Center of Excellence plans have been approved, and construction preparation for the parking garage will begin this month. The Center of Excellence will expand orthopedic, sports performance, and wellness services on the Barton Health campus. Individuals will work with a health navigator and a team of medical providers to develop and implement a customized care plan that integrates health, fitness, nutrition, and medical expertise.   “The Center of Excellence...

  • Barton Health Receives $10 Million for Center of Excellence

    Posted: 04/17/2015

    South Lake Tahoe, CA - This past Wednesday, 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 member of the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.   The award was accepted by Barton Health staff, Kindle Craig (Director of Strategy and Development) and Ch...